1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Billy Half-Stack IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

Not Rated.
Billy Half-Stack IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jerrytodd on 08-31-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 16
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just like every other ipa

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of jrnyc
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Will_Rivera
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of kniles38
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle N Hum. My first taste of a SingleCut beer more than a year after their opening. I must admit that the mixed reviews I've read and heard via word of mouth have kept me from making a visit a top priority.

This is a solid IPA I suppose but not an exceptional one. The pour is dark gold, decent clarity, about a finger of off white head that settles down rather quickly, modest lacing. Decent aromatics. I'm getting mostly piney, resinous hops and a noticeably bready malt component to the aroma. This is borne out in the flavor. It's actually pretty balanced in that the malt is there in a prominent way, again with a bready, chewy, lightly sweet character, but not enough to overpower the hops, which are piney, resinous, and bitter. None too subtle or particularly flavorful. This doesn't have the aspirin bitter finish of some other heavy handed IPAs you'll encounter but the overall impression seems to be more bitter than, well, delicious. This drinks almost like an imperial, what with the bigger malt character and a touch of booziness as well.

Medium-full body helps to further that impression. Medium carbonation, good feel overall. Sort of a semi-dry finish, doesn't clean up completely.

Again, this is a solid IPA but this style has come so far these days that this simply does not stand out or rise above the many others that either are its equal or superior.

Photo of JRosolen
3.72/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Shagator
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of tabhill
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of YieldToNothing
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of spw109
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Justindemino
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Billy Half-Stack IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
91 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.