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Billy Full Stack Double IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy Full Stack Double IPABilly Full Stack Double IPA

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | 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: cosmicevan on 01-20-2013

When your tastebuds beg for a pounding this IIPA sneaks up with smoothness and then: Bam! Citrus uppercut! Biff! Dank bitterness! Wham! A piney bit! Ooof! Floral, dank pine and citrus aromas! Kablam! 8.6% ABV! Thank you sir, may I have another!?!
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 27
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden ale with tiny bubbles slipping up from the pint; fat head of foam slimmed to a cap and left lacy trails down the glass

S: potent floral and grain aromas brought both dankness and bright pine and citrus all at once

T: super-clean and fresh flavors abound - fresh-cut grains and pale bright fruits, lots of floral aspects - lightly sweetened and cleanly bitter

M: smooth, soft, and subtle bitterness; well-rounded and medium-weight - super-drinkable

O: another excellent entry from SingleCut - y'all are gonna want to get yer hands on some o' this if it comes around

Photo of dazedandconfused
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best smelling IPAs out there. So dank and juicy. Was a big fan of the half stack and this puts it over the top. Tons of citrus including grapefruit and pineapple. Singlecut has been flying under the radar for quite some time and not sure why. Wish I got more than the 3 bottles.

Photo of Jwburns75
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another tremendous IPA from Singlecut, drank from fresh keg a buddy picked up today. The citrus hop smell was just overwhelming as soon as I popped the top off the growler, absolutely delicious tasting beer. Extremely hoppy but plenty of malt support. Singlecut people. Singlecut.

Photo of mikeyv35
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Date: 02/05/15
Type: 16.9oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2015
Glass: Tulip

Pours a hazy/cloudy golden in color w/ a 1 finger off white head that leaves serious lacing. Aromas of citrus, cat piss, weed, and dank wet hops. The flavor opens w/ big citrus, then transitions to pine and some floral notes, and closes w/ moderate hop bitterness, malt sweetness, and some booze. Medium bodied and lush and a little sticky on the finish, but dry. Pretty drinkable stuff, but the slight booziness rearing it's head and stickiness detracts a bit.

Overall, reminds me a lot of fresh 90 Minute IPA, but a touch off of that. Very solid, but nothing like what's coming out of Vermont that I have becomes accustom to.

Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A friend of mine and fellow craft beer aficionado brought this to a dinner party I hosted. A great looking golden brew. Great citric hops aroma. Taste is a bold hop bomb with a firm and sweet malt backbone. Awesome feel; medium bodied and a slightly syrupy texture. Quite drinkable! A great local brew (I'm in nyc) that I will seek out.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Curran last night.

Pours a golden, slightly dark orange, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite pungent, with some peach, passionfruit, pine, and grass.

Singlecut really seems to know what they're doing with IPAs. This one's made with PNW and Southern Hemisphere hops, and it's got that earthy fruitiness that I really love from New Zealand hops. There's some grassiness, a bit of pine, and a big hit of pungent grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, and passionfruit. Awesome.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and juicy mouthfeel. It feels lighter than a Double IPA would feel like. The ABV is hidden pretty well.

Though this isn't quite world class, it's still a most excellent IPA and definitely one of the better ones made in NY.

Photo of Spreetaper
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Far and away the best beer I have tasted from these guys.

Photo of ShowerBeers
3.15/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells great, great mouthfeel, was hoping for a more full flavor. Solid overall. Good local option

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful golden color as it poured into my snifter. Generously rough pour brings out a frothy head that settles to a lacy head for the duration of the drink. I got whiffs of some pine, but mostly citrus. The taste? Oh yeah, citrusy goodness that I love in a double IPA. I found it to have a creamy mouthfeel with solid carbonation; not too much, not too little. Overall, I would love to have this IIPA again. It just didn't seem like 138 IBU's to me.

Photo of Tbub18
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A--Golden yellow, Slight head that hangs in there throughout in the glass
S--Wow. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits and floral. Absolutely fantastic smells
T--Citrus, hop forward for sure. Resinous, and bitter. Taste follows the nose with lots of tropical fruit deliciousness
M--Light and a bit creamy, Light carb with medium bitterness
O--This is such a solid IIPA it kinda blew me away. For fun I decided to do a blind test with my wife (she is also a fan of IPA/DIPA) with Maine Lunch. She picked Billy as the better smelling, better taste. Drinkability was higher for Lunch, but she preferred Billy overall. Great beer!

Photo of Ironstutz
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

SingleCut is local brewery in New York who is making amazing beers of all varieties. This beer is amazing, hands down on the DIPA scale. (Also try Bon Bon TNT, another fantastic DIPA)

A- golden in color, this beer has a very light orange to yellowish hue. Looks great in a glass

S- man this beer smells good! Great citrus and pine, it all comes out in the bouquet.

T- great taste of citrus, pine, resin, but oh so smooth and just the right amount of hoppy bitter.

F- crisp in the mouth, it's sort of on the lighter side of a medium body.


Overall you could not ask for more in an DIPA..give it a whirl!

Photo of brianmandell
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Hazy yellow pour with pillowy head.

Wonderful hop aroma full of sweet orange citrus and tropical fruits with pine and floral notes.

Flavors are also driven by orange citrus and tropical fruits with pine and floral notes and just a touch of soap. A little bit of spice on the back end as the beer finishes very dry with some light grapefruit pith.

The mouthfeel is light with effervescent, creamy carbonation. Perhaps a little thin.

I like when double IPAs pack in fresh hop flavor while drinking easy at the same time. This beer is wonderfully restrained despite the 8.2% ABV. This might not be my favorite hop profile - but it is a pleasure to drink this very well made IPA.

Photo of markgugs
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Er-mah-gahd. Can't believe this is SingleCut. Massive citrus, dank, tropical floral bomb of a beer. This is amazing!!

Photo of frankrizzo
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Dang that is awesome

Photo of crispinol
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Growler picked up from the brewery.

Killer combination of pine, citrus, dank, all in a fruity package. RIght up there with the best National IIPAs.

Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 07/29/14 notes. Had on tap at Fool's Gold in NYC...been wanting to try this one for a while, glad to see it on. 14 oz. pour in a wine glass stemware.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy bright orange-amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, lemon zest, grapefruit, and earthy notes. Light spice as well. Nice nose, nice fresh citrus up front.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, resin, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, tropical fruits, and floral hops. Awesome taste, lots going on and very nice. Little step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low to carbonation. Easy to drink and no bitterness at all.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit and think it is the best Singlecut beer I've had. Lots of citrus, no bitterness, and very easy to drink, would love to have it again.

Photo of EdwardK77
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am really enjoying this IPA, it's easy drinking for a fairly high alcohol ale. Nice flavor and mouthfeel. This is the second beer that I've enjoyed from this brewer. (White Lagrr was the other) This is a really we'll put together beer that is leaving a nice lacing of foam all the way down the glass.

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has strong flavors of citrusy hops—oranges and grapefruit stand out in particular. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice "in your face" IPA that delivers lots of citrusy aromas and flavors but is still very drinkable.

Photo of qcbrewer
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Singlecut snifter at the brewery.

Golden clear glow in color. Often I feel as though some DIPAs are too dark on color based on the balancing malt bill, but in this case the light color surprised me but was very nice. Thin head retention with slight lacing throughout consumption.

Aroma was eye opening. A tidal wave of hops comes out of the snifter; I believe with Citra hops being the dominant usage.

Thick pine mixed with light citrus explode on the taste buds. While this is certainly bitter, I've had far "worse" and consider this a very balanced taste profile. There is certainly a thick current of malt that latches to the sides of the tongue, but the hops help out by washing over the center.

I can say this comes across as slightly choppy, but not in the stereotypical sense. I think it has to do with the 86ibu (or at least this batch) and the 8.3 percent. While you can't really get the alcohol on the taste, be wary that it's there. It mellows out and coats the tongue in an after taste that will like be hard to get rid of. In short, don't drink this as your first beer here.

Overall, I hope they bottle/can this. While it won't likely match Heady, Resin, Furious, or others, I don't think any of those would object to the quality of this beer. Very drinkable, enjoyable, and a total hop bomb. I fully endorse this one and I hope it carries Singlecut into national attention.

Photo of jerrytodd
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery on the 1st day of it's release (version 3).

A: Hazy! Fairly opaque, clearly not filtered (ha, see what I did there)

S: Wow. Very lush mix of resin, tropical fruit, citrus and more tropical fruit. Superb

T: This is the beer that got me hooked on SingleCut and I was excited to try this latest version which according to their website uses a new yeast strain and was more highly hopped. Those efforts are apparent - Smooth as I remembered but now with a much more prominent tropical fruit/pine flavor followed by resin and slightly biting grapefruit. Mild sweetness from the malt and no boozy flavor.

M: Slightly chewy but in line with an IIPA

O: Still loving the hell out of this beer

Photo of CarlosDanger
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super mature, grown-up offering for a start-up local brewery.

I really like this beer. Had it in the Single Cut taproom and they serve it in a tulip glass (not a full pint...boo!). I also had a few of these at Crescent & Vine in Astoria. The dude used a knife to chop off the head which was pretty regal. Enjoyed that.

And the beer: really delicious. Not filtered beyond recognition, so there's a haze to it. A pleasant haze. And it looks great in their tulip glass.

Smelled fruity, piney, dank & sweet all at once. I'm certain that Single Cut has used the Alchemist HT and/or other well-respected IIPAs for inspiration. They're not there yet, but this is a really valiant effort.

Tasted citrusy, piney, dank, hoppy. There is a pleasant funkiness that is hard to describe.

This is a great IIPA. ABV (8+%) might limit your consumption a little bit if you're a responsible person, but you can certainly have a couple of these.

Photo of CHickman
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC: pours hazy dark gold color with a 1 finger foamy off white head that didn't move and dissipated quite slowly, leaving outstanding foamy lacing coating the sides with rings as it went down. The rings and lacing went down the entire glass, which was very nice to look at.

Smells of big juicy hops, with a blast of grapefruit and piney hops up front, followed by orange peel, caramel, biscuit, herbs and pineapple. Pretty fruity with strong fresh hops throughout the nose and just enough malt backbone to balance it out well.

Tastes like it smells, with grapefruit, pine cone/piney hops, guava, orange peel, caramel and/or toffee, biscuit, herbs, roasted grains, coriander and pineapple; some floral notes and light spices trail as it washes down, but this one is all citrus and piney hops and quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy at the same time, with a heavy body, light carbonation and a medium bitterness that goes down pretty easy, especially with this ABV which it hides exceptionally well.

Overall it was very good, but not exceptional. I'd definitely have it again as it smelled great and tasted above average for a DIPA. Great to see a Queens brewery putting out a solid product so early in its career; these Beersmiths are off to a great start and deserve local support.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark gold, very clear, and a thin but thick and frothy white head, mild carbonation.

S - Grassy, dank, piney, earthy, and citrus.

T - Balanced, earthy with a little bit of grass, boozy, spicy, and dank. The beer gets better as it sits and starts to open up midway through as it warms with more pronounced flavor. Some tropical fruit and spice.

M - Medium body.

O - Clean finish and balanced with light tropical fruit rind bitterness.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a chalice glass glowing a muted, hazy orange. It held a one finger head of wet, tannish foam, showing nice retention, and leaving dripping patterned lacing down the sides of the glass. The haze remained throughout, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared active. The aroma gave sticky, nectary hops, which gave way to big sweetness, citric fruitiness, and earthiness with warmth. Otherwise the nose was filled with lactics, tart yeastiness, solidly pale malts, fresh earthy moss, grapefruit rind, and light mineral twang. Our first impression was that there was a nice malty component to meet the strong hoppiness in full force, making for a superb blend. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with pale and wheaty malts, light chalkiness, fusel booze, dirt, musk, and juicy piney and citric hops. The middle came to a peak with more spicy, herbal hops, continued peppery bang of booze, and a more robust pale malt wash. The finish was of medicinal phenols, pale malts, mineral, yeast, faint rye dryness, and a big, juicy, dripping wet grapefruit hoppiness. The aftertaste breathed of more phenols, fusel booze, grass, mineral, musk, and citric hoppy tartness. The body was on the full side, and the carbonation was medium, but with a stark prickle. The mouth was coated with soft, wet foam, with no real dryness to cut on the back. Slurp, sip, cream, froth, and pop were all nicely contributory. The abv was fine, but apparent, and the beer drank nicely.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the nice hop aroma, and the serious blend of pale malt wash and juicy, bittered citric hops. Due to complementarity of the flavors, the bitterness is never overwhelming, allowing for all of the subtleness of the hops to really shine through. This beer will warm you up, but it sips as smooth as cream, delivering a certain crisp refreshment. This was a surprising local find, and something we are very pleased to have had tried.

Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great. It has a ruby red color.

The aroma is of sweet citrus, juicy fruit, and a bit of pineyness.

The flavor is the same. It quite juicy with bitterness throughout. I would love to try this beer next to Hop Stoopid because I maybe could not tell the difference.

The color and the aroma remind of it. The flavor is slightly different with less astringent bitterness. However, it's a sweet lovely Double IPA. I'm glad that a NY brewery can make a Double IPA this good.

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Billy Full Stack Double IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
94 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.