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Billy 18-Watt IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPA
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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 133
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 6.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | 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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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 133
Reviews by jerrytodd:
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4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap.

A: Nice finger thick white head. Excellent lacing as I drank. Slight haze

S: Strong DANK pine and mild citrus. Oh baby

T: Dank pine, mild grapefruit, slight floral with nice malt toast as balance. Maybe the slightest touch of light caramel malt (?) for balance but definitely not sweet.

M: Excellent. I had this after a Peeper Ale and it made the Maine Co beer seem thin in comparison

O: This is a GREAT IPA. I'm definitely a fan of SingleCut and considering that they've only been open a short while and that this is a 5% ABV IPA, it's most impressive. Recommended. (581 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at the brewery, pre Mets game two days ago.

Pours clouded medium amber, under a lasting well developed cap, leaves a thicker film , and ample sheeting.
Citric nose with soft grapefruit notes.

Pleasing hopped up and fresh tasting, with more grapefruit coming to mind.

Smooth and appropriately carbonated to my thinking.

Nice smooth and flavorful finish with more grapefruit hop notes.

Far better then average IPA and well worth seeking out. (466 characters)

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of campuschief
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of kmbeer
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -10%

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. (360 characters)

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnQBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of kcq101
3.32/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lzepplin01
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of tfidler
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a clear light amber, with a one inch head, and sheets of lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine resin, grapefruit, flowers, and other sweet fruity aromas.

This one has a pretty solid amount of grapefruit in the flavor, which is nice, along with some orange, a huge floral flavor, some pine resin, and a pleasant amount of bitterness that lingers for a decent while. There is not a whole lot of malt present, but the body seems to be heftier than a typical session IPA, so that must be where I'm seeing it. It definitely doesn't translate like most session IPAs- this isn't just simply hop water, it's a deliciously hoppy beer you can have a few of and feel fine.

This one has a medium body, but feel light while drinking it, keeping it very drinkable. There is a medium amount of carbonation, and a crisp, kicking mouthfeel.

I'm finally starting to find some session IPAs that float my boat. This one was great. (972 characters)

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3.84/5  rDev -9%

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate 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 and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is quite citrusy—flavors of grapefruit seem to stand out in particular. Slight hints of pine resin are noticeable towards the finish. The beer has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer packs the hop aromas and flavors that you would expect from an Imperial IPA but is rather easy to drink given its lower alcohol content. (850 characters)

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.