Softly Spoken Magic Spells | SingleCut Beersmiths

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jrnyc on 03-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#323
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
873
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
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Photo of ajm5108
3.45/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Turbid, slushy orange, little head. Aroma is a little whispy - a little vague citra / tropical note, slight earthiness but nothing really asserts itself. Taste is in the same vein - melon rind, soft pine bitterness, but none of the flavors really coalesce. Washed-out. Singlecut makes some great beers and this one has a great rep but I was left a little unthrilled

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Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

**
09/09/18

Can to snifter.


Look: hazy yellow, with a hint of orange. Small white head.

Aroma: mango, melon, maybe some peach.
TASTE: gave, mango, pineapple.
Lots of tropical fruit in the taste.

Feel: medium body , good carbonation (despite the small head) and easy drinking.

Very good IPA.
**

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Photo of Bustersuess
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gr0g
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Hazy, orange in color, very much a juice-like appearance. There's a lot going on aroma-wise. Melon notes hit the nose first. Some grass and pine are mixed in. Undercurrents of some of the more exotic tropical fruits: passion fruit, papaya. A very effusive and pleasant aroma overall.

Listed at 130 IBUs, you'd expect it to be bitter, and it is, but not exceedingly so on the palate. It's neither markedly dry nor sweet. Classic flavors of citrus pith are present along with some NEIPA-ish juiciness. Just a hint of warming alcohol on the finish. The mouthfeel gets dinged slightly for being a bit prickly, but this is otherwise appropriately slick and oily. I'd call this a west coast DIPA with NEIPA influences. Expensive, but extremely well-made.

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Photo of Spondonh
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 7/16/18 poured into a tulip
A: Hazy pale orange with a 1/2-finger head
S: Melon, some earth, tropical fruit
T: Matches the nose but bolder; the notes aren't specific but it's very fresh/tasty
M: Medium-bodied, juicy
O: Well-made, fresh and delicious

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Photo of jykleo
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned (16Oz) 8/3.
Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 9/04.
A: Hazy orange and two finger of clouds.
S: Vety light pine and citrus.
T: Light citrus and pine. Smooth with no alcohol detected although ABV8.6%.
M:Midium body. Light carbonation and easy to drink. Mango after tast remain.
O: Very well balanced NEIPA.
Will have a 2nd try soon.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevin_ipaking1
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Academymike
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ravisingh
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Pours a cloudy yellow color. Not much of a head and it doesn't last. Not much lacing left. Smells very floral with grapefruit up front. Taste is very citrus forward with orange peel and grapefruit up front. Mostly clean mouthfeel slightly oily. Overall nice DIPA.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque dark orange with an airy off-white blanket that settles to a thin pearl ring leaving spongy lace all around the rim.

Smell is juicy pineapple and peachy cream dream with a spicy, peppery and slightly dank onionyness.

Taste adds some pine and grapefruit rind to the pineapple and peach juiciness, as well as a little cannabic spice and some orange cream.

A mild carbonation runs through a thin body before a chewy dry finish. It's a little acidic and sharp, but not nearly as bad as some other more obvious offenders in the NE IPA realm. This is enjoyable.

SSMS reminds me of a slightly more bitter version of the first time I had Konkey Dong. Considering I'm starting to see this on shelves in Ohio, I'm surprised it doesn't get gobbled up voraciously.

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Photo of taospowder
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dsharpe02
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of digboy
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy orange color with a 1 finger dense foamy biscuit head. The aroma is strong with citrus and guava notes. I'm not a fan of that guava side of it but that's a minor knock.

The taste is well balanced with a beautiful sweet fruity base and tropical citrus notes layered on top. No off flavors, just smooth and fruity sweet.

Feel is very soft and very lightly bittered.

This is a great beer - perhaps one of the better NEIPAs in VT (I am particular to Burlington Beer Co.) There's a reason it has such a high rating. Glad to be able to try it out.

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