Weird & Gilly IPA
SingleCut Beersmiths

Weird & Gilly IPAWeird & Gilly IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #505
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,542
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.37%
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
511
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SingleCut Beersmiths
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
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Weird & Gilly IPAWeird & Gilly IPA
Notes: SOME CAT FROM JAPAN suggested we do an IPA that is J-U-I-C-Y. So we packed up a pack horse and made it happen! Soft doughy and slightly tangy malt lies under bright citrus, round tropical fruit and mild pine resin hop aromatics that underscore the waves of flavors to come.

76 IBU
Reviews: 123 | Ratings: 511 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can from Evan (thanks bud!), dated 12/14/20, into wide mouthed glass.

Solid bulb of yellow-orange, with a creamy white cap of 2 fingers. Leaves tons of lace destroying the glass.

Aroma is dank, wet orange juice. It's scrumptious. Plenty of lovely weedy herbal elements on top of a pithy grapefruit presence and sugary orange juice. This is what it's all about.

Flavor is like freshly squeezed oranges and I'm not sure how they do that. This is OJ in a glass, folks. A nip of tight, smoky herbal hop at the far end. There's an element of fluffy pink cloud in there too, like circus peanut perhaps, signing off with the yeast signature. I have to think about it though. Straight up without thinking it's breakfast OJ.

Feel is sharp, tight, resinous, and peak-y. Busy with carbonation. Moderate alcohol heat welcome at this house.

Overall, a classic New England IPA and that's a perfect situation for me. Even with all of the Bearded Iris beers I acquired from TN a month ago (my 2nd choice), they still pale in comparison to a Singlecut beer at 4 months. Absolutely awesome. Singlecut is one of my favorite breweries. Recommended.

Apr 07, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks okay, not up to true hazy snuff. The tropics are very much in evidence with chewy papaya, mango and pineapple are predominant with a hints of pine, grass and honey. Very curious palate - herbaceous with a lot of bitterness up front in the resiny variety. The tropical fruit from the nose is there but not as apparent. Drinks a little thin.

Feb 21, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow color. A large foam head retains well.

A fruity nose evokes juicy notes of fruit punch. Aromas of stone and tropical fruit include, peach, nectarine, apricot, mango and pineapple. Developing aromas of grass and dank spices pair with citrusy notes of orange and lime.

Juicy with resinous fruity notes of peach, nectarine, pineapple, pear, melon and grapefruit. Creamy malts and dry cracker support the hops while at the same time providing a semi dry palate. Muted herbal spices increase over time, adding greater drinkability, and include notes of pine, grass and peppery hops. The finish is dry with a touch of alcohol spice.

Medium bodied with an easy to drink lightness for a DIPA. The mouthfeel is smooth yet semi crisp.

This IPA really grew on me as the fruity flavors became increasingly resiny and spicy. Great job overall.

Jan 06, 2021
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heydre from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The name is terrible but it is oddly a bit more flavorful when colder though it hits all angles with a balance. Tangerine, creamy and malty, and a hint of bitter at the end but none of which are overwhelming....not bad.

Oct 04, 2020
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ommegangpbr from New York

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This stuff is heckin juicy! And hazy. And well balanced. I got so mad when I learned that such a great brewery opened up in Queens after I moved out of the borough. Fortunately I live close enough to get their stuff from local liquor stores. SingleCut makes some of my favorite IPAs and this has made it to the list.

Aug 30, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A midrange milky orange-yellow. A finger of ivory head, fades to an uneven ring and leaves speckles and broken lines of sticky lacing.

S: Honey, guava, papayas, and biscuits! Some balancing astringency.

T: Quite soft but tropical. Semi-sweet. Bitter but not crazily so on the back end. A bit herbal and peppery also. Overall really wonderful.

F: Super smooth, lower in carbonation, but it works for this creamy smooth brew.

O: If there was only a name for this style, most like a west coast double, but not as bitter, soft and smooth tropicals. This would be the prime example of that style perfected!

Aug 24, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Weird & Gilly, my first beer from SingleCut, poured from pint can, label stamped "11/05/19," into nonic pint.

A fetchingly orange haze bomb, with a huge head that sticks around well enough, and also leaves some little lace. Nice fruity and floral aroma, with light malt showing. Malty and bitter up front, sticky and citrusy-orange in the middle, cleaned up by a very dry but not truly bitter finish.

Aug 06, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2020-07-25
16oz can served in a can-shaped glass. Dated 06/09/20. Gift from @mr-jj.

Pours a hazy orange-ish yellow with a big head and lots of carbonation. Head collapses quickly, leaving behind about a finger of thick white foam. Smell is mild, citrus and tropical juice.

Taste is bright and juicy, moderate amount of straw or biscuit malt, not overly sweet, nicely balanced with a light crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, crisp. Overall, this is a really nice beer.

Jul 25, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Tavour. Hazy golden pour with ring of white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and grassy with some light malty notes. Taste adds a nice sharp bitter edge, still possessing the citrus flavors, adding some lemon and finishing kind of sweet.

Jul 05, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz tall can into my BeerAdvocate teku. Canned 6/8/20.

Appearance: murky medium-yellow hue with two fingers of frothy ivory foam with good staying power. Great!

Smell: earthy yet juicy, with a nice tropical fruit aroma; guava and papaya stand out to me. Good stuff.

Taste: very smooth, with lots of juiciness and more of those earthy tropical flavors. There's a little more brightness to the flavor, though, than in the aroma, which adds a nice complementary element. Bitterness is low, as befitting the style. I really like this.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and very satisfying creaminess. Kudos!

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It's a few weeks old, so I can only imagine what it's like fresh, but it's still complex and delicious. Yum!

Jul 02, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint can into a clear glass liter mug. It's beautiful, pineapple-orange with a lovely white head. There is some residual lacing. Not the most aromatic beer, but what is there is pleasant. It tastes just like a good DDH-IPA should. Plenty of hops with very little malty balance, but the finish is clean, smooth and complex enough.

Jun 12, 2020
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the one pint can with a stamped date of 03/24/2020. Sampled April 19, 2020.

A milky, cloudy looking pale yellow pour that is opaque but not as much as some NEIPA's. A delicate, lingering ivory head atop it.

Bright tropical and juicy aromas take over the sensations with a more lower profile cereal grain.

Soft, smooth medium or better body.

Sweet flavor at first until the tropical fruit characters kick in loud and clear to finish it off. Bitter but nicely done. I tire of NEIPA's but this one is one worth having again.

Apr 19, 2020
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange juice looking with a white head that leaves mice lacing.

Orange, citrus and herbal hops on the nose and palate. Kinda weak though.

Medium-light mouthfeel. Somewhat watery.

Decent but not up to par with most Singlecut offferings.

Mar 30, 2020
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kookajamo from Delaware

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wide mouth pint glass

L: Hazy and golden. Moderate head. Good lacing.

S: Very citrusy, melon flavors, a bit of booze, some light dough

T: Very similar to the smell, starts off full bodied and full of juice, transitions to a bit of bitter bite that doesn't linger much. Very smooth and a creamy mouth feel. Slight alcohol tinge.

O: Another solid DDH from Singlecut. Not my favorite offering from them but I would gladly buy it again.

Mar 28, 2020
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themoviebrewer from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A well balanced juicy IPA that smells almost exactly like it tastes. It pours a light hazy yellow, with a lacy collar and an aroma that fills whatever room it’s opened in. At 6.6% ABV it has a bit of a kick to it, but maintains an easy sip, and goes down smooth.

Mar 05, 2020
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codemonkeymike

4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased cold, no date but seems pretty fesh

A: Hazy orange, 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy head
S: very juicy, citrus, pineapple, mango,
T: Grapefruit, mango, honey
M: Fluffy, smooth, sharp
O: all over great experience from smell to taste and mouthfeel. Like a good piña colada

Feb 03, 2020
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Minivanpilot from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really my style ... too subtle for my palate ... need some POW .... will have to give some other single cuts a try as I see they have a lot of fans

Jan 16, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Japanese/NE style juicy IPA.
A) hazy amber body floating skim head and scant lace.
S) Juicy, but less fruity, piney, grassy, orange candied rind.
T) Follow smell, with more malt cracker, more dank and grassy complexity, finishing with a twist of candied orange zest.
F) Mid body with moderate carbonation, tangy, clean finish.
O) Juicy, dank, rind vs flesh.

Dec 20, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

5 oz pour on tap. It doesn't look like a NEIPA, being mostly clear. As promised, it IS an incredibly juicy IPA but it is also well balanced with some doughy malt and some bitterness although I would not have guessed anywhere near as high as 76 IBUs. Despite the excessive juiciness it is not sweet or cloying at all. Overall, it's very tasty and easy to drink.

Nov 26, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Decanted into an 16 oz (473 ml) custom taster pint; canned on 09/03/2019.
A: Pours an opaque, dark golden color (think tarnished brass), with a one finger, foamy, lemon chiffon head, half a rim of retention, but limited lacing.
S: Aromas of pink grapefruit, orange, honey, caramel, and pine.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Flavors are a melange of the nose. Light, minty bitterness excellent for the with the style.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: An enjoyable, delicious, very different AIPA.

Oct 02, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 13, 2019. Juicy citrus, tropical fruit and pine resin notes. There's some bready malts in there too.

Sep 23, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/3/2019. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.6%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft feel and not overly aggressive. Feels like Columbus, Simcoe, and Citra. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops; with a great wheat/oat/malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected.

Sep 21, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden body with bubble islands and small lacing. Tons of citrus, namely lemon and orange, with mango, fruit pith and moderate hops on the finish. Taste is citrus forward with grapefruit pith coming in hot after the lemon and orange, some grass and decent hop bitters on the finish. Juicy up front and very clean and sharp in the end.

Sep 18, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in a willibecker. Pours a hazy, burnished orange with a frothy, one inch, white head. Nose expresses bright citrus, herbal notes and a hint of biscuit malts in the back. Taste consistent with nose; however, herbal quality is more assertive and there's a kiss of cardboard towards the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive carbonation and acidity. Overall, decent but not worth the price tag.

Sep 14, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned 8/6/19; drank 8/14/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice bright white head; decent lace.

Grapefruit, peanut butter & table sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit, wheat & mild peanut butter flavors.

Not ideal for an IPA, "hazy" or otherwise...but it was drinkable.

Aug 15, 2019
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