Is This The Real Life? | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Is This The Real Life?Is This The Real Life?
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4.21/5
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344 Ratings
Is This The Real Life?Is This The Real Life?
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecutbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Nmelione on 06-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,030
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
344
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
94
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of cmurphy7
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color, lots of floaties, light tan head. Nose is all sorts of piney and tropical citrus hops. Mouth is now watering.

The piney hops surprisingly combine really with the tropical citrus hops - this is very bitter, but not astringenly so. Simply outstanding, IMHO.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emersonio
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

POUR: On draft into a tulip glass. Enjoyed and Smoke and Barrel in D.C. APPEARANCE: Lighter amber in color and only slightly hazy. Thin white head is present and has some moderate glass lacing. AROMA: Slight notes of hoppy and floral. Distinct grapefruit/peach notes. TASTE: Interesting. Definitely skews towards a light berry with a citrus twist. Raspberry lemonade? Following the nose, floral elements show up as well. Light, delicate and somewhat clean. AFTERTASTE: Finishes clean and somewhat crisp with a pale hop and malt backend. NOTES: Interesting brew. Peach and berry flavors show up and mixes well with the light citrus. Well crafted. REVIEW/ RATING: Very Good/ 4 out of 5.

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Photo of caahare
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSeeker
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EKubik
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass, canned on 1/9/18. Pours a very attractive slightly hazy orange with a one inch sticky white head that leaves plenty of streaks of lace behind.

Smell is tangerine, apricot, guava, pine resin, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows this thing has a ton of tropical fruit and slightly bitter, as you would expect from a beer packing 109 IBUs.

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, plenty of carbonation, not really dry, but a tad stick on the palate, and for me drinks easy enough, but this is a hop monster.

Overall this stuff really nice, a combo of NE and West Coast IPA.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nishriver
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wheels2532
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulNole
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice glowing hazy orange with a thick head, looks awesome

smell is wafting through the air, i love that. notes of citrus, mango/orange.

taste is insane, tons of fruit and beautiful hoppiness. solid bitterness but mostly sweet fruit and pure hops. finishes creamy with some nice bitterness. easy drinker but has a full body

this is damn good. has NE IPA haze, pure fruit aroma and tons of bitterness while remaining creamy and balanced. really good

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Photo of emeulemans
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ego
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
super cloudy light orange, outstanding lacing - perfect sheets of micro bubbles, decent cap of foam persists, good looking and what you would expect from an unfiltered IPA

nose...
bright citrus (think hyper orange) along with pine all melted into a background of fresh wet hop goodness, balanced but yet stunningly hoppy, honey notes of malt detected as well, awesome

taste etc...
medium bodied but a little underwhelming in the carbonation department, leaning more tropical this is a bit sweet, it finishes better with some lemon and nice bitter tone (and some green hop flavor)

verdict?
kind of a mash up a the usual west coast ipa mixed with the new wave of hops (which I don't personally care for). I like more bitter and more pine/resin/green. The nose on this thing is fantastic, rhinoplasty need not apply.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy light copper color with no nice head and no lacing. Aroma was of citrus hints. A nice pleasant citrus taste with hints of pine. Medium bodied with little carbonation but very pleasant. A decent Double Dry Hopped IPA with a nice character.

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Photo of BikeChef
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, but not super-turbid. Lots of citrus on the nose and the palate follows through with the same. Soft mouthfeel, semi-juicy, and low bitterness, but isn't a full-on NE juice-bomb; has a bit of a West Coast lean. Overall, this is good, but underwhelming. Some Singlecut beers are worth the high price, but this one isn't.

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Photo of JC333
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, almost opaque orange appearance, with a creamy white head. Medium retention, sheets of lacing.

The nose is sweet mango and papaya, some apricot and passion fruit, orange candy, pineapple, sweet toasted malt, earthy dankness.

The palate delivers ripe mango, papaya, yellow peach, passion fruit, orange peel; a big but only slightly sweet toasted bread malt backbone, some more orange peel on the finish, along with some earth. The aftertaste dries out with just a bit of lingering earthiness.

The mouthfeel is medium-plus, creamy, with a moderate carbonation. Finishes just slightly dry, fairly clean.

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Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Is This The Real Life? from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 344 ratings