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Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crispinol on 08-22-2014

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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by jerrytodd:
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy bright yellow gold color with a nice 2 finger foamy off white head that faded very slowly, leaving great foamy rings as it went down and a layer on top.

Smell is like rubbing your nose in a grapefruit slice, giving off great fresh smelling citrus with lemon zest, orange, pineapple, mango and a wave of fresh citrus hops. Bright, airy and juicy, there are piney notes and apple skin mixing with caramel and a little graham cracker, but this is a hop bomb nose that smells outstanding.

Tastes of red grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and orange peel up front, followed by pineapple, mango, fresh wet citrus hops, starfruit, caramel, light spices like coriander and something leafy or herbal, pine cone/piney hops, grainy malts and a juice-like sweetness. Mild bitterness considering how juicy and fresh tasting this is, the 143 IBU's listed on the bottle don't come through nor does the 8.2% ABV, which is perfectly covered in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, with mild carbonation, a light body and a slightly bitter finish that trails off fruity and full of citrus zest. The finish is on the clean and crisp side, and the added bonus of the burp being fruity was a nice touch and indicative of this being a fresh local beer that was not on the shelf long.

Overall a damn fine beer, but a little mild for a DIPA. I hope they bottle this year round so I can buy it often since it was very smooth and extremely tasty. A high recommendation.

Photo of antott0523
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy, bright amber with an orange hue. Luscious bone white, two finger head that settles down, but sticks around. My glass is webbed with lace. This beer is the epitome of a well-crafted, unfiltered IPA. This is the type beer you know will taste great just by looking at it.

S: A bouquet of bright tropical fruit including mango, a piney bite, balanced by a touch of grass and earthy tea on the finish. Complex as all hell, juicy and balanced.

T: Sweete flavors of mango and citrus. Orangina up front with some more tart notes of ruby red grapefruit juice and pine on the back.

M: Smooth, velvety body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Semi dry finish with the slightly astringent, lingering feel of grapefruit pith.

D: I don't want to compare this beer because it stands on its own merits, but it is one of the most well made and flavorful IPA's that I've had. It packs a punch of bouquet and flavor, but is well balanced. There is no dominant characteristic to this beer. Whether it's juicy fruits, a bite of pine or the earthy and floral notes, the beer is dynamic. The only criticism is that the finish is harsh to a degree, which I can only assume is 143 IBU's manifesting themselves.

Also, how many AC/DC and Bon Scott references can you jam pack into the description of a single beer?! Based on the website, three. And that's friggin awesome. SingleCut, we salute you! Thanks for this beer!

Photo of coobstar
5/5  rDev +15.5%

True IPA perfection

Enjoyed so fresh the hops were practically still green, out of their first run of bottles.

Literally mango nectar wafting out of the bottle. Huge stone fruit smell, like you're drowning in some garnier fructis. On the tongue, just the right balance of sweetness and bitter - the overwhelmingly fruity smell somewhat belies the taste - a good thing, as there are resultantly all sorts of hoppy nooks and crannies you can get your palate into over the course of this oh-so-decently priced bomber bottle (i got mines for less than 6 bucks!).

This holds it down miles better than any Stone bomber I've had out here in the last three years hands down. This is what a difference fresh local beer can make.

The bottle design was awesome as well, with some raised type that looked like it should glow in the dark.

Truly, a delightful adventure.

Do not sleep on this one.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium honey in color with light amounts of visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and light to moderate amounts of apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a finger thick foamy white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of grainy malts with a light amount of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with a moderate amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavor of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit hops that imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable, a really nice tropical flavored (and smelling) DIPA without too much sweetness and the alcohol is rather well hidden. Easy to drink and definitely worth grabbing if you find it.

Photo of NateTheHappyOne
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Nose is remarkable. Dank on a level with Heady Topper, although HT has a more formidable nose and hop profile. This comes across as a mango and grapefruit heavy nose that is very similar in the taste with many resinous notes touching the palate in different phases. It finishes with the balanced sweetness of tropical fruit and NZ hops giving a slight bitterness that becomes gracefully more present throughout several servings of this IIPA. As a native Vermonter, I can say I feel it tastes and comes across as an experience, as a beer-child of VT Breweries Switchback and Alchemist. It's almost like a heady topper made babies with a switchback ale. Not to diminish the originality of the recipe, just to say it reminds me of two highly renowned beers I've enjoyed many times, at once. Truly a bombacious hop bomb, highly addictive.

Photo of crispinol
5/5  rDev +15.5%


Had at the Tap Room on premiere day.

IMO, this is the beer that will make SingleCut a Nationally known brewery. It drinks like a Pale Ale and is a 8.2% IIPA. Super fragrant Galaxy (?) hops with more depth than I've experienced from other Galaxy focused IPAs. I'm on my 2nd and it's only because I've had 2 that I can confirm the high ABV, otherwise I'd never believe it. I can only hope they'll keep this beer going throughout the year.

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle, w/o freshness/bottling date info.

Hazed lighter amber, under a nice looking and long lasting off white head. Leaves well developed and ringed fine lace on the glass.

Fresh hop/citric nose

Biting citrus notes, super fresh and all over the palate. Quality DIPA. Well worth try

Photo of JC333
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Poured in a stemless wine glass.

Frothy and creamy pale white head. Plentiful sticky lace. Good persistence on the head. Body is a cloudy golden and amber mix. 4.5

Delicious fruity blend of mango, passionfruit and pineapple. Very pungent with a solvent hint at the finish. 4.25

Not as fruity as the nose but more pungent and dank. Still getting some pineapple and a bit of weed like flavor. Sweeter fruit and malt finish. 4

Medium-bodied and medium carbonation that rolls into a resinous, spicy, and bitter finish. It's sweet at times but finishes dry. 4.25

Nice DIPA straight outta Queens. NYC can and should drink local with options like this.

Photo of kmbeer
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ralphs66
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwburns75
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My buddy just picked a case up from the brewery today and shared a couple with me tonight. Poured to a snifter glass. Beautiful hazy light orange color, one of the most perfect beers I've seen in a glass. About a two inch head and laces well. Lots of dank citrus in the nose, the smell is right on. The taste is near IPA perfection, smooth, bitter, tropical, soooooo delicious. Singlecut is where it is AT in NY right now for IPAs

Photo of Tbub18
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice and cloudy beer with a big white head. Plenty of lacing. Really nice looking DIPA
S: Tropical fruits galore, sweet smelling sugars. Citrus keeps coming back--great smelling funky hop bomb
T: Nice and fruity DIPA here. Hops are bitter and present throughout, but malt is there to back it up and finishes nice and smooth. Pineapple and grapefruits
M: Medium + body, almost want to say full. Nice and heavy with medium carbonation
O: Really solid. Have been loving the Billy Full Stack and have heard this was better--not sure which I prefer but both are equally solid. Really glad to have this as a local option!

Photo of RobDB
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sunofneurot
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pjkelley82
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
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