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Billy Full Stack Double IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy Full Stack Double IPA
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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!?!

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 01-20-2013)
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arj1117

New York

5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-07-2014 17:50:17 | More by arj1117
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diddly

New York

5/5  rDev +19.6%

02-21-2014 13:17:01 | More by diddly
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CMui

New York

5/5  rDev +19.6%

03-10-2014 21:18:19 | More by CMui
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EdwardK77

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2014 01:29:52 | More by EdwardK77
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CarlosDanger

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 15:23:15 | More by CarlosDanger
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ncelauro

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-02-2014 00:32:08 | More by ncelauro
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huysmans

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-15-2014 19:51:43 | More by huysmans
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LMH88

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-26-2014 21:03:00 | More by LMH88
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dar482

New York

4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 19:48:19 | More by dar482
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DavidBart

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-15-2013 23:32:28 | More by DavidBart
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iwillbefrank

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-27-2014 18:16:45 | More by iwillbefrank
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-15-2013 22:08:25 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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MikeyMikee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-14-2013 18:01:53 | More by MikeyMikee
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CATVDK

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-25-2013 16:16:05 | More by CATVDK
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-22-2013 23:55:05 | More by DIPAFAN
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collino

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-22-2014 02:31:54 | More by collino
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-13-2014 02:16:27 | More by bkwhoppa66
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jerrytodd

New York

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 22:55:11 | More by jerrytodd
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 00:29:23 | More by qcbrewer
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-06-2014 16:18:47 | More by SkiBum22
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-05-2013 12:23:46 | More by virinow
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r0nyn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-25-2013 14:35:32 | More by r0nyn
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-20-2014 01:29:37 | More by Comparison_Ford
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ChipChaight

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-05-2014 05:47:55 | More by ChipChaight
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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-07-2013 06:15:03 | More by cestlavie
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Billy Full Stack Double IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
92 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.