Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: crispinol on 08-22-2014

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Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
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 dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
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 antott0523
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy golden peach color, with a half inch head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells ridiculously nice, orange, and peach, and white grape- seems like there might be Nelson in here- the grape jumps out ridiculously well here. No hint of malt or alcohol.

This is pretty ridiculously tasty. It's a tiny bit soapy/perfumy, and that's the only detriment it has. Really, really fruity and tropical, the dominant fruits seem to be orange, peach, and white grape. There's a zesty bitterness on the end of each sip, not overpowering at all, it's there to keep the sweetness from the hops in check. There's not really any malt noticeable here, and the alcohol from the 8.2% is not there at all.

This is pretty thick bodied for an IPA, almost pulpy, with a lower level of carbonation, and a really juicy and thick mouthfeel. It's quite drinkable.

This is probably the best offering I've had yet from Singlecut. Great job, guys. Stands up with some of the best IPAs in the country.

Photo of coobstar
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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 NateTheHappyOne
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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 +14.4%

First!

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 Billolick
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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 GOBLIN
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am loving these ipa's from Singlecut ! This here is my second offering. The other being Full Stack. Although I think I prefer Full Stack a little bit more this is nothing to scoff at. This is a similar beer but perhaps with a slightly better feel. Aromas and taste seem to be more grapefruit forward as opposed to peach forward. Another fantastic dipa from Singlecut . . . Hope to land more in the future. This really is fantastic stuff.

Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden yellow color, two-finger head with very nice retention and lacing. Huge tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Flavor is bright and fresh with grapefruit and pineapple flavors very prominent. Nice oily creamy mouthfeel. Wow, what a hidden gem - this one is a keeper!

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

TNT

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 Jwburns75
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | 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 -0.9%
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 unklemike
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice white head, clear gold colored, taste start with apricot and finish with grapefruit. Bitter but not to bitter IMO, very nice.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy dull golden body under an off-white head that left some lace arms behind

S: floral and citrus notes backed by wholesome fresh-cut grain aromas

T: assertive cereal grain maltiness stands up to a barrage of Australian and New Zealand hops coming in at 143 IBUs - no bitterness bomb here though as the pale fruits, citrus and flowers of the hops are evenly met by the malt backbone

M: smooth and creamy, slightly fuzzy, medium-bodied, subtle bitterness; lush and plush but soft and easy

O: strong representation from SingleCut again on this IIPA. Very drinkable. Get some.

Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to LuBiere (RB) for sharing!

Pours a hazy golden honey color with a creamy white head. The nose and taste both promise lots of sweet fruit forward hops with lots of citrus present (grapefruit, lemon zest and some tropical notes). Medium body but kept light and drinkable with good carbonation. Nice!

Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some hues of amber. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head.
S: Moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has strong flavors of orange citrus along with a light amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be enjoyable because of its strong aromas and flavors of oranges.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The smell was awesome and the taste even better. Fresh hops from australia and new zealand were so tropical and citrusy. One of the most enjoyavle IPAs I've had in a long time.

Photo of lillitnn92
3.2/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not sue how old, just didn't taste right.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle pours a murky light orange with a lacy white head that sticks around for a while. Lacing coats the glass. Aroma is certainly New Zealand hops- maybe Nelson and/or possibly Galaxy. Huge fruit aroma of grapefruit, passionfuit, and lemon zest. Flavor follows so damn well. Juiciness just bursting through! Intense bitterness that comes close ripping the enamel off. Layers of big hop punches throughout this tropical beauty. My first from this brewery. Extremely well done IIPA.

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Citrusy goodness and just the right amount of dank

Photo of brianmandell
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from the bottle (great label design!) - I'm happy to report that there is a phenomenal local NYC bottled IPA. The bottle is undated but my understanding is that it is less than 2 weeks old.

The nose is tropical joy of mango, pineapple, citrus and sweet honey.

The taste is quite tropical too with the mango and other tropical fruits, orange, pine and some pungent floral character. The tongue is lightly coated by a mellow grapefruit bitterness that ties everything together.

The mouthfeel is light with a very fine, effervescent and creamy carbonation.

Fresh, outstanding IPA. This is the best beer I have had from Singlecut. I hope they continue to bottle beers of this caliber in the future! Despite the higher than average alcohol content this is an easy drinker due to the lighter mouthfeel, great carbonation and moderate bitterness.

Photo of Damian
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 16.9 fluid ounces bottle purchased at Whole Foods Market, New York, NY
Served in a snifter

The super cloudy, glowing orangey-amber liquid was topped by a bubbly, bright white, one-finger tall crown that faded to a lasting ringlet. Drippy blocks of lacing coated the glass. As the beer warmed, the chill haze eased up and the liquid went from almost murky to moderately hazy.

The aroma was amazingly hoppy, fruity and complex. Loads of peach, apricot, nectarine and mandarin orange. Intense dried pineapple notes. Candied orange peel was also quite apparent. Caramel malts were noticeable and provided a fair amount of sweetness. As the beer warmed, the malts began to interfere a bit with some of the hop complexity. A touch of booziness came out as well.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was super hoppy. Intensely fruity and juicy. Candied orange peel dominated. Tangerine notes came through strong. The beer was anchored by a stiff yet unobtrusive malty backbone. Touch of caramel-like sweetness. Strong peachy notes. Mango was noticeable as well. Candied orange peel reappeared in the finish, along with a touch of pithy, rind-like bitterness.

Medium to full bodied on the palate. The liquid was creamy, frothy and smooth. Pillowy soft and supple.

This was my first beer by SingleCut Beersmiths, and I was definitely impressed. Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA is an amazingly hoppy, fruity and juicy yet balanced double IPA that tastes nothing like a typical 143 IBU hop bomb. I definitely plan to seek out more of their hop-forward beers next time I visit NYC.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Mike, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy dark yellow color, dank pine and tropical fruits. Great beer, I went back more thank once.

Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy goldenrod/orange color.

The aroma is explosive of tropical and citrus. Sweet peaches, dried mango, pineapple, passionfruit, tangerine, orange zest, nectarine. Some dank and fusale on the back.

On the flavor, the beer is less punchy and bright. Peaches, dried mango, starfruit, peaches, orange. A slight graininess. On the back, a touch of alcohol onto a familiar aspirin astringency from AU and NZ hops.

This somewhat reminds me of a Trillium brew. Explosive aroma, light grainy/wafer thin malt, with clean flavors throughout. Up there with Green Diamonds as NY's best DIPA.

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Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
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