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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

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

nmann08, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

metter98, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%

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

brentk56, May 06, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -4%

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.

NeroFiddled, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

From 08/30/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC. Wasn't a big fan of their Dean Pacific NW beer, but have heard great things about their IPA's, so was excited to try this one.

a - Pours a somewhat clear orange yellow color with one inch of white fluffy head and moderate carbonation evident. Some nice lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of pale malts, citrus hops, wheat, grains, bread, eathy notes, and light fruits. Nice nose but not overly hoppy or fruity.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pale malts, floral notes, earthy notes, fruity malts, lemon, and bread. More hops than the nose had which is very nice, especially the floral hops. No bitter bite.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness at all and easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice IPA, but not too hoppy and nothing mindblowing. The nose had a lot of malts to it and while the hops came through more in the taste, they weren't quite as strong as I would have liked. More like an APA to me and light and easy to drink, which is nice, but not on par with the IPA's coming out of Peekskill. Interested to try their other IPA's.

mdfb79, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

drewone, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

plaid75, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

PEIhop, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

rolltide8425, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tobelerone, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

vfgccp, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ColForbinBC, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.96/5  rDev 0%

picked up a 12oz fill locally, enjoyed from a singlecut imperial pint glass.

brew poured a transparent yet murky orange with a finger plus of ipa head that dissolved leaving oily bubbles and speckles of lacing on the glass. nose is resiny floral hop...a bit of mustiness as well. taste is a slap in the face of candied caramel hop. very resinous and dank. big lemon and citris. body is nice chewy while still being soft and drinkable. overall a candied ipa. not my favorite ipa, but unique and worth checking out. cheers

cosmicevan, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

StJamesGate, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jenray, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

david18, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

dar482, Jun 24, 2013
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4.12/5  rDev +4%

sholland119, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Adamostella, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

WeisGuy, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DIPAFAN, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Gregwa, May 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.