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Billy 18-Watt IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dar482 on 03-29-2013)
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Reviews by plaid75:
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plaid75

New York

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%

On draft at Draught 55, NYC.

Poured a hazy brass hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney and tropical hop notes.

The taste offered resinous piney hops, with a secondary tropical note. There was a clean grainy malt in support.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty and very quaffable IPA.

02-21-2014 21:32:35 | More by plaid75
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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04-25-2013 00:36:01 | More by jefftuck47
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NeroFiddled

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-13-2014 22:27:25 | More by lzepplin01
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

08-06-2014 14:08:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2%

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.

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Pennsylvania

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New York

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On tap at Pony Bar Hell's Kitchen.

I am surprised at how much flavor and hops are packed into this low ABV beer. If you're a hop head but want to avoid the boozyness of most good IPA's, I highly recommend.
Hop tastes of pine, citrus and some orange. Good amount of carbonation.
Kind of reminds me of Sierra Nevada pale ale but obviously fresher being a local brew.
Extremely sessionable below 6%.

Singlecut has been impressive so far! If you're in the NYC area, try them. Only tap thus far....

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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
88 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.