Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

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SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No bottling date but just hit shelves a week ago.

A: Cloudy pale straw color. Tall, effervescent white head. Great head retention and quite large chunks of soft lacing everywhere.

S: Nice. Soft and sweet tropical fruits. Pineapple and citrus notes. Not extremely strong but very inviting at the same time.

T: More of the same. Big, sharp and biting hop flavors. Huge tropical fruits, huge citrus, followed by a sharp spicy pine. No real sign of any malt, maybe a little bit of grainy, crackery malt before there's another wave of bitterness leading into the finish. Finish is the same hop blast but drier and more bitter this time. Long lingering bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, very dry.

O: Pretty serious DIPA. Smells sweet but it's sharp and bitter enough to make your future offspring grimace. Great tropical and citrus hop flavors. Hardly balanced but that's not the point here.

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Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy bright yellow gold color with a nice 2 finger foamy off white head that faded very slowly, leaving great foamy rings as it went down and a layer on top.

Smell is like rubbing your nose in a grapefruit slice, giving off great fresh smelling citrus with lemon zest, orange, pineapple, mango and a wave of fresh citrus hops. Bright, airy and juicy, there are piney notes and apple skin mixing with caramel and a little graham cracker, but this is a hop bomb nose that smells outstanding.

Tastes of red grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and orange peel up front, followed by pineapple, mango, fresh wet citrus hops, starfruit, caramel, light spices like coriander and something leafy or herbal, pine cone/piney hops, grainy malts and a juice-like sweetness. Mild bitterness considering how juicy and fresh tasting this is, the 143 IBU's listed on the bottle don't come through nor does the 8.2% ABV, which is perfectly covered in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, with mild carbonation, a light body and a slightly bitter finish that trails off fruity and full of citrus zest. The finish is on the clean and crisp side, and the added bonus of the burp being fruity was a nice touch and indicative of this being a fresh local beer that was not on the shelf long.

Overall a damn fine beer, but a little mild for a DIPA. I hope they bottle this year round so I can buy it often since it was very smooth and extremely tasty. A high recommendation.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy golden peach color, with a half inch head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells ridiculously nice, orange, and peach, and white grape- seems like there might be Nelson in here- the grape jumps out ridiculously well here. No hint of malt or alcohol.

This is pretty ridiculously tasty. It's a tiny bit soapy/perfumy, and that's the only detriment it has. Really, really fruity and tropical, the dominant fruits seem to be orange, peach, and white grape. There's a zesty bitterness on the end of each sip, not overpowering at all, it's there to keep the sweetness from the hops in check. There's not really any malt noticeable here, and the alcohol from the 8.2% is not there at all.

This is pretty thick bodied for an IPA, almost pulpy, with a lower level of carbonation, and a really juicy and thick mouthfeel. It's quite drinkable.

This is probably the best offering I've had yet from Singlecut. Great job, guys. Stands up with some of the best IPAs in the country.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium honey in color with light amounts of visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and light to moderate amounts of apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a finger thick foamy white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of grainy malts with a light amount of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with a moderate amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavor of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit hops that imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable, a really nice tropical flavored (and smelling) DIPA without too much sweetness and the alcohol is rather well hidden. Easy to drink and definitely worth grabbing if you find it.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours an incredibly murky medium straw color. Little head but leaves nice rings of lacing.

S: Mighty tropical hop aromas, edging towards tartness. Guava, passionfruit and pineapple immediately come to mind, with some malt adding a bready sweetness. A decent amount of yeast on the nose as well. I continue to be impressed by the delightful hop aromas coming out of SingleCut IPAs.

T: Not quite as powerfully tropical as on the nose but with plenty of fruity hop flavors dictating the flavor, leaning more towards puckering citrus. Very restrained bitterness for the massive amount of hops used (and stated IBUs). The malt stays in the background initially but definitely becomes more prominent as the glass warms, eventually taking a front seat in the finish. Pleasant, relatively short, moderately bitter finish with residual bright hop flavors and a general maltiness creeping through at the very end. My only complaint is that the malt takes on a more dominant role in the finish than I’d like, undercutting an otherwise exceptional balance.

F: On the heavier side of medium bodied with average levels of carbonation. Very tight carbonation adds to the moderately fluffy yet slick mouthfeel. Only a very mild warming in the throat between sips.

Overall: I am loving SingleCut’s down-under hop varietal IPAs, particularly on the nose. Bon Bon has a very similar hop profile as Mo’ Shuggie, though I preferred the more restrained malt of that beer. A well-made tropical DIPA, all things considered.

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Photo of TheGent
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy, bright amber with an orange hue. Luscious bone white, two finger head that settles down, but sticks around. My glass is webbed with lace. This beer is the epitome of a well-crafted, unfiltered IPA. This is the type beer you know will taste great just by looking at it.

S: A bouquet of bright tropical fruit including mango, a piney bite, balanced by a touch of grass and earthy tea on the finish. Complex as all hell, juicy and balanced.

T: Sweete flavors of mango and citrus. Orangina up front with some more tart notes of ruby red grapefruit juice and pine on the back.

M: Smooth, velvety body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Semi dry finish with the slightly astringent, lingering feel of grapefruit pith.

D: I don't want to compare this beer because it stands on its own merits, but it is one of the most well made and flavorful IPA's that I've had. It packs a punch of bouquet and flavor, but is well balanced. There is no dominant characteristic to this beer. Whether it's juicy fruits, a bite of pine or the earthy and floral notes, the beer is dynamic. The only criticism is that the finish is harsh to a degree, which I can only assume is 143 IBU's manifesting themselves.

Also, how many AC/DC and Bon Scott references can you jam pack into the description of a single beer?! Based on the website, three. And that's friggin awesome. SingleCut, we salute you! Thanks for this beer!

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Photo of fmccormi
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 16.9oz/500ml pry-off bottle to a wineglass. This shows a bottling date of March 23, 2016 printed in ink at the top-right corner of the label, making it just under 5 weeks old at the time of consumption. This was purchased a day ago and went straight into the fridge for the last 24 hours. Well-chilled, and fairly fresh.

Appearance (4.5): Two and a half fingers of ecru-colored foam rise easily off of the pour; fat bubbles sit in the middle, surrounded by fine-grained, whipped froth all around the outside. It caps a glowing orange-tan body, which is fairly muddy in its cloudiness, but not quite on the “milkshake” level. Lacing comes with an unbroken collar of tightly-wound frothy film wherever the head has been, and as the body recedes it leaves scattered suds near, thick, lacy panels far, and abstract splotches in between. Insane lacing.

Smell (4.5): Musky papaya, gooseberry, sweet mango sorbet, with passion fruit nectar underneath. Really, this aroma is characterized by all-tropical juiciness. The malt adds to the fruity sweetness, suggesting sugar cookie dough with some light brown sugar icing. As it warms, it turns more toward passion fruit, but still retains that musky fruit aroma.

Taste (4.0): Again, it leads with the musky papaya, punctuated with a light, grassy bitterness—a bit of gooseberry showing its face here. Overripe pineapple flesh blends with the aforementioned sugar cookie dough, again with that light brown sugar note. The bitterness that comes up is floral, somewhere between grassy and sweetly citric. The malt has a drier feel toward the end, lightened up a bit by a lime-like bitterness, with just a hint of quinine. That lime-and-quinine combo rise up to supremacy in the finish. No sign of booze at all, somehow. So weird how that tropical muskiness translates to the palate.

Mouthfeel (4.25): The body is smooth, on full- side of medium-weight, and nectar-like. Carbonation is modest and fine-grained, offering a subtle tingle as the beer swirls around, covers all surfaces, and eventually washes out. The hop oils dry out the feel just enough, especially when combined with a subtle booze character.

Overall (4.25): This DIPA leans pretty heavy on the murky, musky hop juice thing. The bitterness is really pretty restrained, in the scheme of things, and the malt is fairly juicy, but you don’t notice it because it melds with that fruity hop sweetness. You can tell this beer shines when it’s super-fresh, and that the dry hops have faded a bit even in this merely five-week-old bottle. Still, the core of this beer is tasty, satisfying, and an easy-going DIPA in its own right. Very curious to try Singlecut’s other hoppy offerings, now.

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Photo of coobstar
5/5  rDev +15.5%

True IPA perfection

Enjoyed so fresh the hops were practically still green, out of their first run of bottles.

Literally mango nectar wafting out of the bottle. Huge stone fruit smell, like you're drowning in some garnier fructis. On the tongue, just the right balance of sweetness and bitter - the overwhelmingly fruity smell somewhat belies the taste - a good thing, as there are resultantly all sorts of hoppy nooks and crannies you can get your palate into over the course of this oh-so-decently priced bomber bottle (i got mines for less than 6 bucks!).

This holds it down miles better than any Stone bomber I've had out here in the last three years hands down. This is what a difference fresh local beer can make.

The bottle design was awesome as well, with some raised type that looked like it should glow in the dark.

Truly, a delightful adventure.

Do not sleep on this one.

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Photo of Yargamo
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold, as in the color or gold. Soft head dissolves leaving behind decent lacing

Smell is chub inducing.
You could smell and forgot about tasting.
Wow. Shit. Hooray!
You do get a bleach element, which if you didn't know your new age hops, you might ding it.
Hard to imagine that Mosaic is not part of the blend...or maybe they are

Taste is divine. A wild elixir of apricot, scallions and piss.

A great brew. I admire Singlecut, even if they named a brew after a Stone Temple Pilot (Stone Roses I could see). I can be cheap about large format beers, but I never think twice about spending on Singlecut.

World beater of a beer. Give it a whirl. Fear no one and drink beer

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Gift from a shopping trip in the US.

Appearance - slightly cloudy pale golden color with a massive finger and a half of white. Tons of lacing left behind. Some carbonation.

Smell - tropical, pine resin and yet dank and earthy as well. Quite well rounded. Tropical notes are of guava, mango and pineapple.

Taste - tropical and juicy with guava, mango and pineapple with some earthy subtleties. Plenty of robust flavor and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy, with plenty of hop oils. Mild carbonation and light-ish body. Remarkably easy to drink.

Overall - a very well constructed and flavourful IPA. A winner in my books with complex flavours, robust smells and a Great feel. Certainly worthy of a try.

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Photo of NateTheHappyOne
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Nose is remarkable. Dank on a level with Heady Topper, although HT has a more formidable nose and hop profile. This comes across as a mango and grapefruit heavy nose that is very similar in the taste with many resinous notes touching the palate in different phases. It finishes with the balanced sweetness of tropical fruit and NZ hops giving a slight bitterness that becomes gracefully more present throughout several servings of this IIPA. As a native Vermonter, I can say I feel it tastes and comes across as an experience, as a beer-child of VT Breweries Switchback and Alchemist. It's almost like a heady topper made babies with a switchback ale. Not to diminish the originality of the recipe, just to say it reminds me of two highly renowned beers I've enjoyed many times, at once. Truly a bombacious hop bomb, highly addictive.

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Photo of ChefMacAttack
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Bottle dating absent on the label.

Light, golden pour. A loose, white froth on top.

Tons of citrus, tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, etc. This seems to be the trend with so many current IPA's. but I'm not complaining. Sweet, citrus fruit, bitter pithy finish. Bitterness is not overpowering. Smooth and clean.

Overall, a welcome addition to the "juicy fruit" IPA genre. It certainly holds its own and I'm looking forward to future releases from Singlecut.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into wine glass, bottle is dated 6/7/16. A beautiful bright orange with a haze.
This is incredibly fresh. Fresh squeezed hops, tropical. This is one of the best double IPAS from NY.

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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color capped by an inch of foam; some dots of lacing are left behind

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus tones dominate, with some bready malt underneath

Taste: A touch of bread and honeyed sweetness and then the hops take over, bringing pineapple, mango and grapefruit tones; floral and moderately bitter through the middle with a somewhat sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice DIPA; my second exposure to this brewery and I can see these guys know there way around the world of hops

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Photo of ichorNet
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another week, another batch of an IPA or IIPA by Singlecut! Hey, I'm not gonna complain really when most of them are top-tier. This is a juicy-smelling NZ/AU hop bomb with the smoothie-like appearance of a Trillium IPA. Head retention is strong but the actual head itself isn't very interesting in the first place... maybe a couple fingers settling down to a half-finger rim. Lace show is pretty good and solidly consistent, and the beer itself is beautifully-opaque orange.

This one pops right out of the glass with orange marmalade, chopped green onion, earthy/pine-y dankness and subtle strawberry notes. Definitely a fresh double IPA, bottled about 10 days ago. Candied oranges and sticky pine needles coat the palate with each sip. Malt approach is vaguely caramel-tinged but it's a lot less syrup-y than it could be at this ABV. Above 8% is where things typically start to get dicey with DIPAs and malt presence. The balance here is actually pretty spot-on. Feel is oily and slick with a medium-dry finish that doesn't seem to push sweetness too hard. Seems to be about in line with how it drinks in the front and middle of the palate. Lush tropical fruit and more earthy dank notes bubbling up as more is poured into my glass.

This kind of feels one-note but it's very good (bordering true excellence) at that particular note... potentially one of the best integrated hop profiles I've ever had in a DIPA. From the nose to the taste, there is an impeccable consistency of flavor that comes on strong and really works the palate well. Juicy and with less malt backbone than expected given some other reviews. Granted, though it does seem as if there's some batch-to-batch modifications here, 2x TNT is a great double IPA that isn't afraid to stick to what it does best without overreaching much, if at all. Singlecut's format and distribution seems to be working out well for them. Despite the bizarrely, pointlessly defensive "we're 100% authentic and local" marketing they push, their banal design and insistence on only distributing stronger hoppy pale ales, Singlecut continues to impress. For me, that's something, considering all of those things would definitely contribute to me passing on other offerings by a brewery, but these guys are doing something strangely special. Hopefully they diversify their portfolio soon, but even if they don't I'll keep drinking their excellently hoppy IPAs!

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Photo of mschrei
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

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Photo of crispinol
5/5  rDev +15.5%


Had at the Tap Room on premiere day.

IMO, this is the beer that will make SingleCut a Nationally known brewery. It drinks like a Pale Ale and is a 8.2% IIPA. Super fragrant Galaxy (?) hops with more depth than I've experienced from other Galaxy focused IPAs. I'm on my 2nd and it's only because I've had 2 that I can confirm the high ABV, otherwise I'd never believe it. I can only hope they'll keep this beer going throughout the year.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of woodchipper
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have to admit, I never heard of these guys. My favorite store just got this and strongly suggested this via e-mail, I really trust the buyer there that writes the e-mails. Ironically, before I could get to the suggesting store, my wife bought it for me at another store first, and I never even discussed it with her. Poured in a funky, diagonal-cut tulip glass my son go me for Christmas.
Pours cloudy, medium head. Aroma is kind of malty alcohol, especially for an ipa (I know malty alcohol is not a traditional term but it really comes to mind). Taste though is balanced, but offset in timing. Malt comes first, then a hop finish. Not bitter hop taste, more like Vermont-style IPA hop. Mouth feel is accented with appropriate, slightly delayed carbonation that spreads the joy all over the mouth. Alcohol notes in aroma are not present or well hidden in the taste. Next bottle I will try in a more traditional nonic or something see if that alcohol aroma goes away.

This is a fine beer. I will definitely buy this again, if I can.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of irrevjim
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; a cloud of hazy orangy yellow, nice 3/4" head that leaves pretty quick but leaves a covering, moderate soapy lacing
smell; peach mango citrus, passion fruit, fruity with a hint of pine. when first poured it fills the room but settles when the head dies down
taste; juicy, orange-pineapple-grapefruit, hints of bitter pine and sweet malt
feel; medium full body, moderate to high carbonation, can feel the tingle in the finish, otherwise clean and crisp, doesn't feel like 8.2 abv
overall; yummy fruity hop bomb, or hoppy fruit bomb. very drinkable for this much flavor and this abv

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy gold color in a snifter. A nice-sized white head that left a good deal of lace.
Mostly a citrus and tropical fruit aroma.
The taste improved on the aroma. Grapefruit and lemon. Some mango. A little bit of pine resin snuck in.
A nicely balanced, nicely hopped IIPA.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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