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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

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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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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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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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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-28-2013 20:18:30 | More by nmann08
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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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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 18:51:22 | More by mdfb79
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-11-2013 03:12:50 | More by drewone
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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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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-09-2014 04:36:52 | More by tobelerone
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-22-2014 22:32:43 | More by vfgccp
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

03-15-2014 20:15:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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cosmicevan

New York

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: growler

11-10-2013 20:11:22 | More by cosmicevan
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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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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

08-10-2013 13:29:20 | More by jenray
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-20-2014 14:11:16 | More by david18
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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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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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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-09-2014 20:45:07 | More by WeisGuy
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-19-2013 11:52:40 | More by Gregwa
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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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ThatsThatDude

New York

2/5  rDev -49.5%

01-06-2014 17:40:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-26-2014 23:17:35 | More by Noelito76
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2013 21:16:04 | More by virinow
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

12-07-2013 06:13:50 | More by cestlavie
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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.