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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328 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Nmelione on 06-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,386
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
328
pDev:
6.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased cold - Can dated 10/10/17 - Poured into an English pub glass

L - Pours a hazy orange-amber color, with a dense one finger head on a perfect pour that quickly dissipates leaving all but a thin veil on top. Solid lines of lacing as it goes down.

S - Citrus pith, papaya, pineapple, and slight melon with a subdued crackery malt backbone.

T - Following the nose, papaya, pineapple, melon, with a bit of lemon and just a hint of herbal dank.

F - Light to medium bodied with very fine carbonation.

O - Another monster of an AIPA from Singlecut, and a real pleasure to drink. It's nice to have such a huge assortment of ever rotating brews, however it does make me wish there were some standards that were always available. For my area, every Singlecut is basically a one-off.

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Photo of Armando_Perez
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSanger
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap look is beautiful. Real nice burnt yellow. Taste is reminiscent of many New England style IPAs. Citrus aromas everywhere. Decent amount of carbonation. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a burnt yellow color with a nice hazy to semi-transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and left some light messy lacing here and there. The smell has some sharp dry citrus rind, bitter and bold, light danky onion (wants to be sweet, but not so much). Grapefruit rind more so as it warms. The flavor takes the citrus rind and allows some pine to run in for the ebb and flow over the aftertaste. Dry bitter rind-like finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Between a sipping to sessionable quality. Good carbonation - light enough to allow structured bitterness to hit my tongue, but doesn’t necessarily become overbearing. Overall, damn nice AIPA that I would love to have again.

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Photo of Jsalz21
2.79/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Have to take some serious points off for being a gusher. Maybe it was just not stored properly.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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