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Billy 18-Watt IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dar482 on 03-29-2013

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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer was served on tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house stange, showing a dense golden Amber coloring. It held a sturdy one and a half finger tall head of sticky white foam that left etched craters of lacing around that glass as it descended at a slower pace. A dull haze was noted, but no sediment was appreciated. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma gave massive notes of piney, nectary, and floral hop freshness and sweetness, amongst a scintillating background of intense honey sweetness, black pepper booziness, tropical fruitiness of mango and kiwi, dusty ale yeastiness, white flour, freshly trimmed daisies, morning dew and wet humidity, creamy lactics, pale and lightly red maltiness, and menthol. The flavoring began with a much more pronounced and fruity hoppy citrus bite that was expertly blended with pale and basically adjuncty maltiness, whole wheat table crackers, popcorn kernels, sea salt, toffee and white sugars, tin, savory yeasty warmth, mild phenolic burn, ruddy minerals, clean but synthetic lemon cleanser, and porcelain. The body was solidly medium, and the carbonation was the same. Each sip gave soft but recognizable slurp and smack, with cream and froth that was fair enough. The mouth felt coated and cooled, with light pucker in the absence of astringency. The abv was appropriate, and the beer disappeared happily.

Overall, this beer was chosen strictly on name. We were out to eat with a group of people and arrived late. This necessitated a quick flash of the menu, and an impulse order from their always varied and extensive tap list. The first name I saw was “SingleCut”, and immediately ordered whatever offering it was; this very beer, obviously. I was able to confidently do that following our experience a few years ago with their Billy Full Stack, which was memorably tasty. As our expectations dictated here, we were not disappointed with this offering either. It was freshly hoppy and clean throughout, and would please most any hophead. The flavoring could have been a bit stronger and heavier, but really that is just us being picky.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fresh from the brewery makes all of the difference for this beer. Extremely resinous with a grapefruit and pine scent. Mouthfeel is a touch thin but that resinous flavor is just great for a sessionable IPA. I could drink this all day. Extremely cleaned and well done.

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Nice and hoppy.great taste and color

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Single Cut "Billy 18-Watt IPA"
On tap @ Dosa Royale, Brooklyn, NY

Notes: Clear amber, short white head. Very nice lacing. Bright aroma of citrus pith, pineapple. Resinous! Great! Flavor does not live up to the aroma. It's THIN in comparison with a limited maltiness. The hop flavor pales in comparison to the aroma, BUT overall it's refreshing and drinkable.

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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
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