SingleCut Beersmiths

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IPA - New England
Ranked #197
Ranked #665
4.35 | pDev: 7.59%
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
Notes: IF YOU WANT MORE HOPS, YOU GOT IT! So it seems there are quite a few fans of our “BON” TNTPA out there (ourselves included). So why not make it a whole lotta BON with an Imperial version? Well that’s just what we did – Smooth gentle and soft light malt gives way to a massive and unique bright citrus / juicy tropical + stone fruit signature that overwhelms the palette, but finishes dry and pleasingly.
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peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber. The nose comes out extremely tropical, so much fruit in the taste and very refreshing despite the high ABV for a single IPA. Enjoyed it.

Sep 11, 2017
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Boccu from New York

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours Amber with one finger white head. Nice aroma of grapefruit and malts. Taste citrus, mango, candied fruit and malts. Great one from singlecut. Look forward to more from them.

Aug 08, 2017
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler into pint glass. Pours an opaque hazy orangey-straw color, kinda like grapefruit juice - not particulary attractive, but then you don't drink beer for its looks. Initial impression obliterates any aesthetic concerns. This is a citrus bomb from the get-go, with sweet undertones (mango? honey?) and a nice dank juiciness. Mouthfeel is on the thick side of medium - almost chewy. Carbonation is fairly light but refreshing. Finish is remarkably consistent with the citrus/sweet/dank profile. This is a really tasty DIPA.

Aug 04, 2017
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SourImperialIPA from Connecticut

4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It doesnt get much better than this. Period. Pour is hazey slight orange straight out of the can. First sip a burst of citrus, pineapple, hopps heaven.. incredibly smooth.. does not feel like 8% + beer. Flavor is beautifully consistent all the way through with an elegantly crisp dry finish ... WOW ... first time having this and I'm sad my one can alloted to me by a very generous package store owner is now finito ... not sure how this can be topped.

Jul 30, 2017
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Emersonio from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

POUR: Pint can into tulip glass. APPEARANCE: Golden amber in color. clear. Nice thick white head. Head starts to recede after settling and remains a ring around the glass. A fair amount of glass lacing is present. AROMA: Nice subtle hop aroma. Not overpowering and is interesting for an IIPA. Smells of slight lemon and a bunch of melon or guava/mango. TASTE: Very subtle and smooth. Mouth fell is almost thick. No pop or zing. Mead like. Mango/guava melon is followed by a leveling honey element. Very mellow. Not as strident as other IIPA. Somewhat dank and juicy. Boozy warming feel. AFTERTASTE: Boozy warmth continues to the end. Finishes somewhat dry considering the dank beginnings. The melon elements continue to the end. NOTES: Nice straight forward and consistent brew from start to finish. Very different from other IIPA hop bomb types. Subtle, dank and warming. REVIEW/RATING: Very good/ 4.5 out of 5.

Jun 10, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a bright hazy burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated nicely. Messy lacing roams around the glass nicely The smell starts off with a chock full of bursting citrusy goodness of hops blending with some danky oniony bittersweetness. That "iced" pulpiness combines as it warms. The flavor is pretty much the exact same. Quick riding danky bittersweet oniony aftertaste (almost like a Stone Enjoy by) but then the finish is kinda sticky sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation rides at a nice level - to lead a nice stickiness but semi-smooth, fairly nice "juicy" contour over my tongue. Overall, fantastic DIPA that I would love to have again.

Jun 10, 2017
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TheSeeker from New York

4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer many times and am surprised this is the first time rating it. Anywho, here goes, from a can:

L: Classic NEIPA. Opaque haze, light amber, bright white head dissipating slowly. Nice lacing.

S: Everytime I have this beer I have the same reaction: "Yup there it is". Such a unique stone fruit & citrus combination that I can't quite identify. It's got it's own thing going on but is just so appealing.

T: Rich ripe mango + pine resin + some pineapple I guess and tangerine. Smooth malt, not obtrusive but is there as a perfect base. Firm bitterness but this latest batch isn't quite as biting as previous ones, I'd say this is my favorite so far.

F: Very NEIPA, soft, full, fluffy.

O: Among the pantheon of greats for me.

May 07, 2017
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to farnold for this 16 oz. can, which foreshadows my first ingestion of anything Singlecut. Nice label. Canned 4/11/17 with “TURN LEFT” stamped on the bottom. I’m certain that means something.

The pour looks just like the NE does on a map: orange, juicy, & liberal. And why do these always smell like oranges to me? Is it some olfactory/nasal trickery, or am I sensing these thing accurately? Touch of citrus & pine in the nose, but it’s light. Or faint, if you’re feeling uncharitable.

Bon Bon 2x TNT is much kinder & gentler than its testosterone-laced name implies. Florida oranges, citrus (don’t ask me how those are different), pine. All presented on a bed of soft, mineral-laced water. Mid-palate brings moderate bitterness, grapefruit, & a bit of lemon zest brings a zing right at the finish. As juicy as expected, & I will not struggle to put away this pint.

This tastes like a template for a NE IPA - haze, check, fruity, check, pillowy softness, check. Really good beer.

May 04, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 4/11/17. The beer pours a hazy, opaque, orange, amber color that is really amazing with a fluffy, white head. The head stuck around for about five minutes then left really thick lacing.

The smell is out of this world. Tons of tropical and citrus fruits getting three feet away. There's grapefruit, orange, mango, and even a little pineapple. The smell makes me very excited to taste it.

The taste is tons of orange peel, pineapple, and grapefruit with a nice earthy taste. There's a little pine resin and malt present also.

The mouthfeel is thick juice with low carbonation and really smooth.

Overall this is great. The smell alone is worth searching out this beer. The taste could pop a bit more citrus for me, and that's the only thing keeping the score from moving up a bit.

Apr 30, 2017
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edthehead from New York

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden hazy appearance, and lacy foamy white head. Tropical pineapple fruity nose and taste. Nice full mouthfeel with a satisfying dry bitey finish.

Feb 24, 2017
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a frothy head with dry hopped haze, and a dark amber

S: Passionfruit in droves. One of the best aroma dry hopped beers I have smelled in a long time. pale malt and light pine with orange pineapple.

T: Tons of grapefruit, passionfruit, orange rind and other tropical fruits. Pineapple orangejuice blended with a nice rind bitterness. Candied sugars and cotton candy on the backbone. This was extremely sweet coming off another world class IPA which was a lower abv, but wow did this one surprise me. Completely great beer that I will have to get more of very soon.

M: Thick and light levels of carbonation

O: Overall very impressed here. I have had a few Singlecut beers, but this one is the best to date. I will be on the lookout for this one to come back on draft.

Feb 02, 2017
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jmasher85 from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dated exactly 1 month in the can, refrigerated. Semi-clear and gold like an unfiltered hefeweizen, and just a few little floaty particles hanging around. Soft, creamy head stays around a while.

Smell is passionfruit, mandarin oranges, and a whole bunch of pine. Hints of guava and apricot underneath, but definitely more earthy than fruity.

Taste gives less fruit than nose suggests, with more dry, slightly soapy passionfruit tones, but the finish is heavy pine and stone cold bitter hops. Long, lingering, piney, grapefruit rind finish that stays on your tongue forever and if I was eating anything with this, it would damn near ruin it. It's not unlike the taste you get will you have orange juice 10 minutes after you brush your teeth, but less offensive than that. Not my bag, but it's clearly what they're going for and it's a success.

Body isn't too chewy or slick, has medium carbonation, and doesn't stand out besides that endless bitter finish. Now there's 133 IBUs I can appreciate! Recommended for hopheads, might be a challenge for novices.

Jan 23, 2017
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look:Golden, hazy, well carbonated with a small head.
Aroma:Pineapple, orange rind
Flavor:Dank with that classic Singlecut bitterness, orange.
Mouthfeel:Good complexity, after taste doesn't linger as much as weird and gilly.
Overall: A good to be what I consider a New England style IPA. I like a little bitterness in my IPA's different than the pillowy soft IPA's from treehouse, trillium, hill Farmstead, etc. This beer can hang with the best of them.

Jan 15, 2017
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njcraftguy from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid brew here as I've come to expect from Singlecut. Being in north Jersey I get plenty of NY Brewery's offerings and IMO Grimm is the best however Singlecut is on the next level with Other Half. Tasty brew, smooth with nice flavor. Not overly hoppy/juicy - pretty smooth. I'd get it again but would not go crazy searching it out.

Jan 09, 2017
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starrdogg from District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opened Oct. 29. Smells absolutely amazing, with a big tropical/citrus fruit aroma, though a bit deceptive. Flavor was not as expected after the aroma. Overly bitter and a little on the sweet side. The citrus flavors get kinda buried in the mix. Overall, a good beer, but the balance just seemed off.

Dec 02, 2016
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clean golden orange color with a foamy white head that laces well. Big orange citrus, tropical fruit, and pine aromas. Flavor follows, and my god that texture! So velvety smooth, and wonderfully bitter! Overall, this is a great IIPA. Cheers!

Nov 30, 2016
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color with a moderate haze. Poured with a short, bright white foam with moderate retention. Medium citrus and floral hop aromas with subtle orange notes. Medium malt aromas with hints of caramel malt. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a creamy smoothness through the middle accompanied by a pleasant boozy warmth. Medium high citrus and floral hop flavors up front followed by medium hop bitterness through the middle. Medium malt flavors throughout. Light, boozy heat to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Although pleasant, the aromas were moderate and fairly balanced for the style. Great creamy smooth feel. Subdued bitterness allows intense hop flavors to shine throughout. Very tasty and easy to drink.

Nov 25, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled October 19th? 2016, #1002.

Crystal clear bronze to pale brass body color, with a supper shiny appearance. Easy fluffy and very bright white head, reaching a solid three fingers with pill and ring lace, and slight creamy topped island puck. Real nice looking IPA.

Large new age hop presence. Big tropical notes of pineapple, massive. Lingers nicely with a bit of herbal spice to go with it, and supported by a light malt sweetness. Very well put together, a bit straightforward, and not going overboard, but definitely not fooling around on hop aromas.

Palate continues the expected trend. Thick oily hop presence on first sip, with a mixing quality of tropics. Mid palate ends up a bit hot, with a slight syrupy mouthfeel but also manages a bit of crispness. Good drying pine finish, even hints of spice and mint giving to a nice herbal warmth of heat on the aftertaste. Diversity in hop really does seem to come with some warmth, touches of orange, more pineapple, and big minty and pine breathmint accented sweetness.

A very soild DIPA, runs a little boozy and sweet in the malt, but has excellent hop character and punch.

Nov 19, 2016
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mschrei from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Golden orange color, constant carbonation and lacing. When it comes to smell and taste, this thing is off the charts. A super hop bomb. Hence the name, I guess. Grabs your tongue and paints it with hops, then flips the tongue over and paints the other side. Amazing beer, can't really say there's a lot of balance, but if you just want big bold bitter hop, this is the one for you.

Nov 13, 2016
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nerdboy19 from Korea (South)

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look : Hazy goldenish orange.
Aroma : Tropical, citrus bomb. Very juicy and a little bit of malt.
Mouthfeel : Medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, very drinkable compared to it's ABV.
Flavor : Little bit of booze, great hop flavor, dry.
Overall : Not a top class like TH, Trill but very good. Just less booze will be fantastic.

Aug 15, 2016
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Samlover55 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bttle into Tulip
bottled on 6/7 a bit before two months old
L- i am drooling over the color of this beer, hazy pale orange the holy grail in beer color for me, thin white head, turns into ring of lacing
S- citrus-y grapefruit, real hop bite in the aroma
T- sweet creamy malt, followed by the citrus-y tang of grapefruit zest with some tropical fruity notes as well, with a bitter finish that comes darn near close to perfect
F- feels hazy, creamy, medium-bodied
O- one thing this beer didn't do is....make me book a flight to Boston so I can try the original hazy juice IPAs. However, this beer is amazing, balanced, and super tasty, hides the alcohol real well. Going to give it a 4.5 overall, and definitely worth the $7 I paid it for it. Already looking forward to my next Singlecut beer.

Aug 03, 2016
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Intense hop profile gives way to a piney and earthy taste. Delicate lacing that falls like a good cabernet's legs on a glass. At 143 IBU a love of hops is required for this intense double IPA

Jul 31, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

another darn near flawless hoppy beer from these guys, its straight success across the board from them so far. man, seems like everything they touch turns to gold right now. this is a particularly sturdy double ipa, send to me from a close friend neat the source back east and very fresh. it looks a bit hazy, thick, but majorly heady, and smells sensational. a perfect mix of new and old world hops. they have put a lot into this one, i am surprised the bottles arent more expensive, there has to be an absolute ton of hops in here, and the beer certainly is worth whatever this costs. fresh pine and milled white pine lumber on the nose, with a bitter and intense but fresh and growing or recently cut vibe to it. lots of body too, and more grain flavor to this one than many of their others. i found it almost wheaty, textural but well dry, kind of a cool base for all these hops, citrus with the wood, new and old, hot and cold, soft and bold, all in here. good carbonation and a lot of body, smooth and creamy almost, too interesting in the mouthfeel to just be an ipa. singlecut continues to blow me away, this is woody and weird in the end, amazing, but quite apart form others in its field. hot diggity!

Jul 17, 2016
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Made a venture to a liquor store to try to score some Trillium and they were all out. Spent some time with a saleswoman and she talked me into trying this beer. Truthful saleswoman as this beer was worth the drive and subsequent money spent to buy it! Only wish I had trusted her more and bought a bunch!

Jul 17, 2016
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into A sam Adams glass

Hazy yellow , one finger foam cap, stream of carbonation, particulate, unfiltered , good lacings

Aroma of topical fruit, passion fruit,

Taste of the tropical fruit hops

Alcohol well masked, smooth, slight bite

Good beer

Jul 13, 2016
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