Harry Doesn't Mind IIPA
SingleCut Beersmiths

Harry Doesn't Mind IIPAHarry Doesn't Mind IIPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #526
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,030
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.08%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
164
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SingleCut Beersmiths
 
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Harry Doesn't Mind IIPAHarry Doesn't Mind IIPA
Notes: Harry Doesn't Mind uses our new alternate yeast strain, and is all about lush stone fruit. Peaches and apricot jump out of the glass.
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RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

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

L - Hazy light golden with 2 finger white head. Floaty particles and nice lacing.
S - Tropical fruits, grapefruit, peach.
T - Follows the nose for most part but more subtle. Slight hops.
F - Oretty smooth with semi-dry finish.
O - Easily drinkable. Very enjoyable. Really liked this beer.

Jan 15, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

gosh, i loved all the hoppy beer in here, even ahead of my high expectations. so many of these hazy ones are all starting to taste the same, but we have something truly unique and special going on at singlecut, they were all amazing really, but this one stands out a lot. its got a uniform pale haze and matte look to it, great head from the tap, a little more color than a lot of them have, but understated looking, somewhat dense, but no visible particulate and almost pastel in shade, kind of pretty. its straight peach and nectarine in the nose, and juicy like that in the flavor, its cool to have a juice forward beer like this from the hops that doesnt really front citrus or tropical fruits like pineapple, like fuzzy peaches and apricots are unique for hops, not sure what they use here, but its awesome. i get a little bit of greenness to it, but not in an over saturated way, not like pellets, fresher, its a good not a bad here, and there is some bitterness too which i have come to prefer in the style, even though its dry hopping that still defines this. so many of these double new england types are hard to drink, but this is crazy smooth, even delicate with the wheaty and oaty softness and dryness, as well as high carbonation, decadent but not rich if thats possible, no booze at all here. they say its a new yeast, but this isnt yeasty to me at all, or even unique in that way, maybe thats to its credit in the style. gosh this is good, hard to pick a favorite in here when we were in, everything was epic, but this might be it if i had a gun to my head. these guys continue to impress me every time!

Jan 04, 2019
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from the tap here at the brewery.

Appearance: Full hazy gold orange body with a white head rising maybe half a finger's length.

Smell: Light citrus jiice and lemon skin. Has a soapy hint to the nostrils.

Taste: Malty and bitter. Hints of lemon.

Mouth: sticky and dry.

Overall: Awesome brew. Dry but thirst quenching. Smooth and little heavy on the grapefruit.

Dec 30, 2018
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks hazy lemonade/peach color,quickly receding creamy head that leaves a trail of lacing. Smells like peaches, mild cherry, guava,pineapple. Tastes very much like the smell,really an outstanding hazy fruit bomb. This is a new yeast that they have used in this beer. It definitely works. Feels perfect for the style. Overall incredible!

Dec 20, 2018
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SteveStuart from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 32-oz growler at the taproom in Astoria on Sunday, June 24th. Tapped it two weeks later. Very tasty and aromatic! Golden orange pour with creamy white head.

Jul 07, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/5/18

Pours a deep orange, rusty and with plenty of haze; white head

Smells of fresh orange juice with secondary notes of fresh stone fruits, orange rind, cherry, banana peel, and herbal sweetness.

Plenty of peach and apricot in the taste, as promised; picks up a subtle plethora of sweet notes of herbs and earth through an easy finish that carries just a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is soft and juicy, with a near-perfect level of carbonation to give the beer just enough heft without becoming overpowering.

An easy-drinking DIPA that uses subtlety as its strength; soft flavors leave just enough of an impression as to not be basic, and are ultimately enhanced as a while by a stunning mouthfeel and unique bouquet.

Jun 21, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 6-5-18.

A - Pours a hazy to opaque peach color with thick frothy white lacing.

S - Peach, apricot, citrus, and some spicy citrus rind.

T - Apricot, peach, and some citrus. The apricot / peach portion is juicy and dank, even a little vinous. Balanced finish that sits on the sweeter side with some peppery fruit rind adding subtle bitterness.

M - Thick and chewy for a Double IPA.

O - Definitely worth checking out. Singlecut has the IPA thing dialed in.

Jun 17, 2018
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schoolboy from Ohio

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

This is the second time I've had a can from this brewer, and both were definitely overpriced, but very good.

This pours a deep cloudy yellow with great fizz. The aroma is a very skunky hoppy smell. The taste is slightly dry, slightly bitter, and overall very pleasant and balanced, with a mild bitter, yeasty aftertaste.

Recommended, but a poor value. There are beers of this quality for half the price.

Jun 17, 2018
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange, 1 finger white head. Fades quckly to a small film. Strong pungent hops. Heavy yellow grapefruit, bitter orange, under ripened mango. Very little malt.

Mouth gets punched with bitter grapefruit and orange. Is there malt in this? I couldn't detect any. This is unbalanced in a good way. Like eating a plate full of grapefruit and orange rinds. Relentless and unapologetic.

Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Drinks easy even with building bitterness.

Well crafted and enjoyable. This one is not for the novice hop head. Buckle up and be prepared for a hop onslaught. Not something I could drink a lot of in one session. 1 can was plenty and very enjoyable.

Jun 17, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint can "montage!" 2/27/18 opened on 3/24/18
8.0% abv. 120 ibu.

Electric apricot color, yellow gold, white haze and orange hues. Totally opaque. Fat and fluffy all white foam topping, creamy and rocky. Excellent retention. Minimal lacing, good coverage.

A huge, fruity hop nose, densly sweet, with peppery orange, mango, fruity candy, bubble gum, strawberry and cream, slight banana,....thick tropical and melon aromatics from the big hops. Malt seems sweet and creamy scented.

Dang!!! Talk about a deep hop flavor...complexity is deeeep. Peppery wheat and grainy malt tones with some earthy yeast....peppery effects happen first....a bit of boozy heat tingle, with long and lush layers of fruits from the hops. Mango, zesty citrus, dried grasses, more earthy-dry layers on top of that. The hop complexity covers alot of ground, big earthy, bitter and dry tones with multiple layers of dried mango slices, peppery citrus and pine sap bitterness. You can taste and feel every bit of that 120 ibu's. This one is not for the ipa novice. This would literally kill a light beer drinker.

The mouthfeel and texture is medium to almost full bodied, thick, dry, boozy with a bitter-dry finish. The malt seems to be a bit long and chewy, but just about right for a DIPA.

High quality drinking.

Mar 24, 2018
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

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

Vibrant, cloudy orange with two fingers of foamy, off-white head. Heavy lacing.

Orange creamsicle and mango in the nose, with hint of doughy malt behind. This continues to the taste, coupled with a kiss of earthy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Heavy, creamy feel with a little peppery prickle to it.

Another big, beautiful NEIPA from these guys.

Mar 17, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy pale yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down a bit but consistently covered the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dank stone fruits and peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is rather dank with lots of flavors of stone fruits and some hints of peaches. Little or no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IIPA is rather dank, but isn't very bitter and does a very good job at hiding its alcohol from the taste. It's rather drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: can

Mar 05, 2018
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Bluecrow from New York

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The yellow-orange can pour has a thin foam cap and a tropical nose. The flavor is really rich with guava, mango and orange. The hop bitterness is light to moderate. The mouthfeel is very smooth and there is no alcohol note. This is very similar to Heady Topper in many aspects. Superb!

Dec 17, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 11/7/2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to amber color with a finger's worth of foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Lace looked nice and sticky matching a film coating the glass pretty nice.
The aroma melded sweet golden onions to mango and apricots play with some peachy sweet flesh and lets some freshly cut grass ride in underneath. Low riding danky onion seemed to dance as the base in this for the most part.
The flavor was danky dry sweet with the onions slightly in front of the peach, apricot and freshly cut grass. Mango sweetness seemed to take a bit of a backseat here. Slight aftertaste of the danky onion and peach.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt somewhat low. ABV felt spot on. Finish was dry and oniony with some peach and freshly cut grass.
Overall, I really liked how everything came together in harmony as a well done New England styled DIPA that I would love to have again.

Nov 17, 2017
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

and Harry doesn't mind
if he doesn't
make the scene

Beer #1000!

Really juicy offering from SingleCut here, maybe even their juiciest yet! Lots of peach and tropical fruit. Super pillowy mouthfeel reminiscent of Tree House.

Sep 07, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, almost opaque golden orange with a creamy white head. Excellent retention with sheets of lacing.

S: Overripe peach, mango, and papaya, orange marmalade, a bit of biscuity malt, a touch of strawberry, and then lots of earthy, almost rubbery dankness.

T: Upfront, sweet orange marmalade. More like a jam of cooked oranges, apricots, peaches, and mangoes. Sweet, jammy, and cooked citrus and tropical fruits. There's some orange peel bitterness. A biscuity, almost brown sugary malt backbone. Then there's a big, earthy, almost rubbery/chemical dankness underlying it and pervading the jammy sweetness, lingering into the finish.

F: Big, thick, and fairly creamy. Moderate carbonation pushes it along well. Seems quite sweet upfront, but dries off nicely, along with that strong rubbery dankness.

O: A really solid DIPA, very Singlecut-esque. Not the best IPA I've had from them, but still very good.

Jun 09, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold and hazy body under a couple of fingers of off-white foam... plenty of lacing down the glass... Aromas of peach, apricot, nectarine, and the like with a little hint of herbal spice... the flavors bring more fruitiness, with a brighter citrus element, and again something of a rye-like spice... Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, medium-bodied and smooth... I think, one of my favorite from SingleCut recently... 5/10/17 canning...

Jun 04, 2017
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Phishagonia from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can into tulip. This IIPA pours a nice orange/amber and its mostly transparent from what I can see., with a medium-sized, soft head. A fair amount of lacing is present. Smell is a bit of apricot, malt, and hop bitterness. I do not get much of the peach that's mentioned. The taste is interesting. I get some sweet hop notes up front, followed by a hop bite (definitely the PNW hops coming into play there), then a malty, warming finish. As time goes on and the beer warms up a bit, much more of the booze is present. The feel of this beer was a tiny bit harsher than I anticipated, but it can be with this style. Overall, it's a decent representation of the IIPA w/Pacific Northwest hops style, but I'm not sure I'd get again, especially with the price. Very expensive compared to other 16 oz IIPAs.

May 18, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours burnt orange and with a bit of a haze. Nice head and retention (and nice lacing too). Smell of intense hops but also sweet maltiness. Same goes taste-wise. Definitely some peaches/apricots and some mild dank notes. Fairly viscous and smooth.

Apr 01, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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

Had on-tap at Champs in State College. Poured into a tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head leave great lacing.

S: Tropical fruits... mango, grapefruit, and apricot. Slightly floral.

T/F: Rich and malty... tropical fruits lend this a sweet juicy character which hides the bitterness quite nicely. Some floral notes to the hops. Medium in body. Finish is sticky and fruity... well carbonated.

O: Another outstanding DIPA from SingleCut. I'm rapidly becoming a big fan of these guys and they really know their way around an IPA.

Mar 22, 2017
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1/13/17 'Open Other End' ... so sadly about five weeks old.

Has that gorgeous, hazy, thick look and massive frothy head with a seriously yuuuuge nose of fresh fruit. Their description of stone fruit is spot-on. Flavor is even more juicy and fruity. Feel and body are luscious and deliciously refreshing. I really can't knock this beer for anything...except for the fact that it tastes like so many other world-class IPAs/DIPAs and it was $7.70 for a single pint can!!! I guess that's the limitation to the hoppy styles. I'm happy that I was able to drink this, and it was no doubt phenomenal, but I would recommend so many other great hoppy beers out there for half the price.

Feb 22, 2017
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a fluted snifter.

Cloudy, hazed, dark yellow straw. Foamy slightly off-white head.

Aroma is lots of fruit, some citrus zest, and a hint of baked bread maltiness.

Flavor is similar to aroma, but more of a citrus presence that slightly overpowers the mango, tropical fruit. Malt is smoothing, balancing.

Moderate carbonation and medium body.

A nice brew, reminiscent of the other nice brews from SingleCut. All are well-made and with clean flavors.

Feb 20, 2017
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senglish7 from Mississippi

4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Singlecut offering. Love the golden and hazy look. Lots of head when poured into nonic. Smell is floral. Taste is also fruity and sweet. Very little bitterness. Fabulous.

Feb 19, 2017
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BuccoFan from District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved SingleCut's TNT originally, but had it again recently and was a little disappointed. And then very shortly thereafter I had Harry Doesn't Mind, and it's as good as I remember TNT first being. Nice cloudy color, great aroma, and crisp, piney taste. Fantastic brew.

Feb 17, 2017
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Dope from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy light orange pour. Good-sized fluffy tan head. Good head retention and lacing to boot.

S: Very fruity, lots of apricot. Tangerine too? Hard to tell.

T: Yup, lots of apricot and tangerine. Some peach too, especially in the middle. Light crackery malt with a dry, resinous and peachy finish.

M: Medium bodied, dry and cracker-like.

O: Nice stonefruit IPA. Big bursting fruitiness everywhere. Absolutely delicious.

Feb 12, 2017
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