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Billy Half-Stack IPA - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy Half-Stack IPA
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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jerrytodd on 08-31-2013

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler fill from the brewery

nice looking clear amber brew, respectable looking head, film and lace left on the glass.

citric hop nose

more citrusy hop notes all over this one.

Quality IPA, worth a try if you see it at your local or if you make it to the brewery

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint on tap at the brewery while consider how to fill my growlers. I'd describe this as a West Coast IPA as it has big citrus hops with a lighter body for the style and a biting finish. The hops character has a mix of grapefruit and citrus rind with piney undertones that lingers and lingers. The body is more drinkable, but the flavor is rich enough that it's a pleasant beer to sip and savor. Check it out.

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3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle picked up locally enjoyed from a singlecut snifter.

a - brew pours a cloudy orange with a finger plus of frothy ipa head that never fully left and left stringy lace on the glass.

s - nose is rich ripe tropical citric fruit. smells fresh and fairly dank. really inviting...makes my mouth water.

t/m/o - east coast hop bomb. rich dense layers of ripe tropical citric fruit. full bodied and a bit chewy, but dat flavor!!! oh that flavor!!! super duper tasty IPA. easy drinking and refreshing...can't stop gulping it down. singlecut has been impressing me since day one...i am surprised that there isn't more buzz about singlecuts great ipas. i am definitely a fan.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a a dark gold, a little bit of amber, with a quarter inch head, and a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smells very piney and floral, with a distinct grapefruit backbone.

The taste is similar. This has a very spicy, grassy hop flavor, with a some grapefruity juiciness. There's not much in terms of malt flavor here, it's maybe slightly biscuity if I really try hard to pick it out.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, and quite smooth and drinkable mouthfeel. There's a moderate level of carbonation, nothing too prickly.

I'm always happy when kegs of these guys come up to Rochester. This was very tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Billy Half-Stack IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
90 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.