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Billy 18-Watt IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPABilly 18-Watt IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

30 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 201
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 23.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dar482 on 03-29-2013

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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 201
Reviews by plaid75:
Photo of plaid75
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Red Dove Tavern In Geneva. Cloudy and golden in the glass with minimal head-retention and not much in the way of lacing. Like all of SingleCut's iPA's, the best way to start of a taste description is dank. Lots of grapefruit with that dank earthiness to back it up. Some sweet caramel malts, but nothing prominent; pretty dry as a whole. I had no idea that this is basically a session IPA. I'm impressed.

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Photo of Daileyg13
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Beef & Brew in Geneva, NY. One of the best sessionable IPAs I've had. Light malt and very hop forward. Hop presence is much more tropical than bitter. This beer is exactly what I like in an IPA

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Photo of crispinol
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the first session IPA I've had that I drank all night and enjoyed to the end. Great pine/citrus (floral-orange-grapefruit) aroma with a undercurrent of dankness that seems to be the Singlecut hallmark. Flavor was similar with a mild malt sweetness (just right). Plenty of body for a session IPA. Definitely one of the standout breweries in the NYC scene.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of campuschief
3.88/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Jcorn
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of doremite
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of dcbeers
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

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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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hand and Foot in Corning, NY.

Look: Opaque, hazy pale orange with a sticky white heads that leaves rings of lacing.

Smell: Pulpy orange and grapefruit, clover, a bit of white grape and pineapple.

Taste: Tons of bright orange/tangerine and grapefruit, light hints of mango and pineapple, peach, fluffy dough malt. Clean finish.

Feel: Light, yet not watery. Smooth and juice-like, low carbonation.

Overall: A delicious low-abv IPA. Fruity and thirst-quenching.

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Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnQBeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -20.4%

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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.