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Billy Full Stack Double IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
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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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +19%

arj1117, Jan 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

diddly, Feb 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

CMui, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of EdwardK77
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

EdwardK77, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of CarlosDanger
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

CarlosDanger, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ncelauro, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

huysmans, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

beagle826, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of crispinol
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

crispinol, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

LMH88, Apr 26, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%

Kkuhn, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

dar482, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

liamt07, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DavidBart, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

iwillbefrank, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DoubleSimcoe, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

MikeyMikee, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

CATVDK, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

SlothB77, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DIPAFAN, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

collino, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

bkwhoppa66, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of jerrytodd
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
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

jerrytodd, Aug 07, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Bedfordbeer, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

qcbrewer, Aug 15, 2013
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Billy Full Stack Double IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
93 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.