Softly Spoken Magic Spells
SingleCut Beersmiths

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From:
SingleCut Beersmiths
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #125
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
98
Ranked #466
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.58%
Ratings:
1,076
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 05, 2022
Added:
Mar 26, 2016
Wants:
  100
Gots:
  242
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: FAR AWAY ACROSS THE FIELD there is a golden IIPA with a tropical / bright citrus / mild pine and smooth / soft lightly sweet malt that will take you home home again.
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Photo of Roguer
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

Excellent head production and retention.

Very juicy aroma, tropical fruit-forward with some balancing citrus.

Very juicy on the palate. Flavor follows the nose, with a 67/33 split of tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Very little pine or resin. Tasting notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, and grapefruit. Nice sweet malt support.

Creamy yet lively on the palate; an excellent presentation of the style.

Apr 05, 2022
 
4.34 by avisong from Virginia on Feb 26, 2022
 
 
4.49 by johnny_c from New York on Feb 14, 2022
 
4.59 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Feb 03, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

A- hazy faded yellow with highlights of copper and greenish yellow. 2 finger suspended head that laces the pint beautifully.

S- lots of citrus like grapefruit, lemon and there are hints of vanilla.

F-lemon grapefruit and just citrus punch in the mouth. pine comes through on back end as well.

M- smooth and not as dry as an IPA usually is. the citrus hits the palate with flavor and the hops are juicy.

O- one of the best IPAs ive ever had to be honest. i want another.

Jan 16, 2022
 
4.49 by ccryder from New York on Jan 01, 2022
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4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed at J&J, 12/26/21

Dec 27, 2021
 
4.69 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Dec 24, 2021
 
3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 15, 2021
 
4.5 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Oct 22, 2021
 
4.28 by EthanChung1 from New York on Oct 03, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Act25 from New Jersey

Large NEDIPA, pours like apricot puree, with creamsicle head and qualities
s) Citrus eruption on opening can but tames in class (ferry cup).
t) Complex, orange-cream cicle, with coating layers of pepper, spice grass, herbs, dankness, and pine resins.
f) Creamy, yet acutely bitter, twisting.
o) Sharp and tight.

Sep 23, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 2 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: reminds me of a Creamsicle; lemon, orange, vanilla, pineapple;

T: follows the nose up front; from the middle through the finish, it's muddled citrus; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: complex;

Sep 16, 2021
 
4.5 by PprBurke from Virginia on Sep 08, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of mango ,apricot. Taste is apricot, oranges, mango, juicy, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Aug 08, 2021
 
4.09 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Jun 08, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

BA calls it "world-class" because it IS world class. just fantastic stuff from singlecut. packaged 4/13/21, consumed 5/29/21 so nice & fresh.
L: drinking from the can. it's nothing special but it does contain this beer.
S: getting sweet citrus and ripe fruit. very nice.
T: delivers in a big way. great fruit flavor that is typical NE IPA. some piney bitterness at the end and drying astringency
F: smooth and light carbonation.
O: really good stuff. worth seeking out.

May 30, 2021
 
4.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts on May 25, 2021
 
4.54 by Sinister from New York on May 23, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by untitledeuphoria from New York

Classic big NYC DIPA.

May 09, 2021
 
4.49 by Bruno74200 from France on Apr 28, 2021
 
3.86 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania on Mar 09, 2021
 
4.04 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2021
 
4.23 by Boone757 from Virginia on Feb 17, 2021
 
4.39 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 05, 2021
 
5 by BNoble4Life from New York on Jan 24, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by RobtRoss from New Jersey

A growler was given to me as a gift, filled at a local tap. I was told by the givers that a local "beer store" sold it. I was dismissive at first and waited a few days to try it. My mistake. While it may have lacked some of the attributes that would have been more evident earlier such as head retention, the overall impression was one of general excellence; flavor, mouthfeel and overall taste were terrific. Can't wait to try it again.

Jan 08, 2021
 
4.24 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 13, 2020
 
3.86 by Hjalmarsson from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2020
 
4.25 by Bwag from New York on Nov 18, 2020
 
4.59 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Nov 08, 2020
 
4.68 by BarleyWhyNot from Colorado on Oct 29, 2020
 
4.08 by GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona on Oct 29, 2020
 
4.59 by woolybully67 from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2020
 
4.21 by MattSn from Oregon on Oct 12, 2020
 
4.28 by crobinso from Colorado on Oct 10, 2020
 
4.23 by tbuckdaboss from Washington on Sep 30, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can dated Aug ??:
Pours an opaque orange and yellow coconut milk - nearing a milkshake, I guess. Huge, creamy head seems stubborn at first, but does settle in to a collar and sheen. Carbonation is medium and lightens things as well as breaks up any creamy nature on this moderately thick beer.

The beer has a citrus peel with a hint of a rotting nature to it (this is a common impression I get that isn't bad, like it sounds). There's some hazy yeast notes that can indicate burn (but as a spoiler. I don't really get any in the taste). There's a little unripe tropical fruit underneath and a pine-wood like scent pushed way to the side.

The pine comes in the taste a bit more prominently, though it's mixed in with the unripe fruit and peel from the nose. About mid taste, we've got pine and fruit and a little tingle that could be the carbonation or burn - but seems more carbonation. A late bitterness grows a bit with warmth, but isn't as strong today as it was two weeks ago.

A pretty solid NE IPA that doesn't get too juicy, but has a nice level of bitterness and dryness the style could sometimes use a little more of.

Sep 27, 2020
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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Twerpin from New Jersey

A: Deep orange, very thick cloudiness, one and a half fingers head on a medium pour but dissipates quickly. Points removed for the amount of yeast that pours out and how many floaters there are.

S: I'm not great with smells, but it's got an apricot/mango thing going on. Smells really good.

T: This tastes just awesome. I didn't taste the alcohol, I think it's really really well hidden. Super drinkable for how strong it is. It's got a nice balance of sweet and bitter. I don't like the NEIPAs that are just straight juice bombs. This is really fruity, but it has a very pleasant bitterness. It is really good.

F: Thicker type mouthfeel. Fairly carbonated, lots of yeast.

O: Really really really good. Delicious, and drinkable. I really like this beer. Top 5 NEIPA in my book.

Sep 26, 2020
Softly Spoken Magic Spells from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 1076 ratings