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Billy 18-Watt IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPA
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88
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
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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arj1117

New York

5/5  rDev +26.3%

01-07-2014 17:49:37 | More by arj1117
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jerrytodd

New York

4.94/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 20:22:57 | More by jerrytodd
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JLoPMac

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

02-02-2014 14:28:10 | More by JLoPMac
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JohnQBeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-04-2013 19:36:21 | More by JohnQBeer
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CMui

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2014 21:19:01 | More by CMui
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-27-2013 20:33:33 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-13-2013 13:07:37 | More by VaTechPhilly
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on draft in a historic bar in Great Neck over 25 minutes.
The pour is hazy yellow hay with a minor hint of soft orange-brown glow. Spotty lacing holds on from a fairly nice, airy but ephemeral head. It's a pleasing appearance that draws the drinker in with expectations consistent with the style.
The citrus aroma is on-point with the support of mildly toasty wheat and grass with some soft spice. It's fairly simple at first, with its sugared lemon and mandarin dominance, but really just right once the must jumps forward. The bitter hop influence is clearly waiting in the (flowery) wings, drawing lips to the glass whenever the nose gets close.
It starts in smooth over the teeth, but then brightens fast with the citrus elements (mostly lemon up front). Then the wheat backbone comes in, lightly toasted and buttered. That center holds marjoram and roasted corn, all slickened by the paresthetic influence of phenols--especially with warming. The aftertaste is full of grapefruit and some fresh grass with a touch of aspen-pitch.
This beer is so enjoyable and potentially versatile because it's just a step above light-bodied, but still sticky and chewy in a way that lingers and compels. Oils carry a fairly lengthy finish, enhancing flavors, and carbonation slices through and persists to make room for food...and for drinking more!
I'll agree that a little more spice would take this outstanding flavor profile to the Elysian Fields...but I'm happy with the cultivation of this harvest. But to get this depth and intensity with just 5% ABV is remarkable. It has a hint of shandy quality that minimizes earthiness that some drinkers may not like, but I think it makes it even more drinkable...rating it specifically as a session IPA, it's one of the best I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 22:56:18 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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dar482

New York

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Singlecut has been spreading around and I've had this beer at Alewife and Pony Bar in NYC.

It has a hazy orange color.

It has a bright aroma of lemon, hops, citrus.

The taste has a big citrus punch of lemon, grapefruit, and then some clean malt on the end.

It drinks like a super hoppy pale ale, a "new" style that breweries are doing. At 5%, this really has tons of flavor, though is more of a pale ale than an IPA. It's similar to Founders All Day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 03:28:43 | More by dar482
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StJamesGate

New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Riverhead Beverage, NY.

Bright pale amber with frothy white head.
Big Centennial candied orange nose.
Thread of light caramel and peach, then tangelo, flowers, and light white pine resin hops.
Orange zest end and lingering nectar.
Oily, smooth, some chew.

All of the flavor and oil, none of the IBUs - aroma to the max. Amazing effervescent citrus zest hops. Oil help boost what might be a thin body, so ends up both more substantial and juicier than All Day. Among the best and most on style Session IPAs.

Grand slam and a new favorite.

Serving type: growler

06-09-2014 13:48:24 | More by StJamesGate
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mickeynyc

New York

4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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....

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 13:42:56 | More by mickeynyc
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arruves with a slightly hazy amber color; quite am impressive head that literally sheets the pint glass with lace

Smell: Citrusy and floral

Taste: Rather one dimensional but oh so tasty - citrusy and floral from start to finish although there is some piney bitterness that lingers underneath in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Live to find low ABV IPAs that pack in a lot of flavor and this one is a real find

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 21:05:18 | More by brentk56
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tfidler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-12-2014 17:37:46 | More by tfidler
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timmy2b

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-20-2014 03:46:47 | More by timmy2b
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-04-2014 19:39:59 | More by Adamostella
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-08-2013 01:15:05 | More by ant880
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-27-2014 01:01:33 | More by PEIhop
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-11-2013 19:33:41 | More by rolltide8425
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-30-2014 23:01:29 | More by 2Xmd
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-10-2013 01:39:22 | More by DIPAFAN
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GFD400

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-20-2014 21:01:27 | More by GFD400
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plaid75

New York

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hue with a slight orange tint. Flavor profile is bringing some pine and a nearly chalky citrus. Citrus does seem to be most prevalent here. Feel is smooth, though almost a bit gummy in the mouth. Nice drinker. An easy ipa to chew on. Probably wouldn't go back to it again, as it's a bit unique and not really my preferred interpretation of the style. But I am glad to have tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 02:19:48 | More by RblWthACoz
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-30-2013 23:17:35 | More by metter98
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-06-2014 16:19:01 | More by SkiBum22
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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.