Full-Stack IIPA
SingleCut Beersmiths

Full-Stack IIPAFull-Stack IIPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #223
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #758
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
834
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SingleCut Beersmiths
 
New York, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
96
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Full-Stack IIPAFull-Stack IIPA
Notes: Formerly Billy Full Stack Double IPA

When your tastebuds beg for a pounding this IIPA sneaks up with smoothness and then: Bam! Citrus uppercut! Biff! Dank bitterness! Wham! A piney bit! Ooof! Floral, dank pine and citrus aromas! Kablam! 8.6% ABV! Thank you sir, may I have another!?!
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 8/4/20 into pint glass. Pours a hazy gold (SRM 3-ish) wit a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is sweet grapefruit, a touch of pine resin, and restrained caramel. Mouthfeel is sodt and sticky. Finish is more citrus, fading to a slight sweetness. Overall, another extremely enjoyable DIPA from Singlecut!

Jan 08, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why did I buy so many Singlecuts? Because I could. They are over priced, but my dealer knows I don't look at the price.

It pours yellow, cloudy, about what you would expect. The whole product is about what you would expect - a middle of the road (well behaved) New England style AIPA. The style works for most brewers and this one is very competent.

Recommended.

Dec 15, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can dated 8/16:
Opaque cloudy ripe banana yellow, near a pineapple juice look. Head is white and lacing is pretty solid. Feel is a little rough, with nice carbonation that seems to bust through the creamy look more than expected. Sweetness up front leads to a medium heft, but the carbonation and semi-dry finish lighten things up.

Nose is oat and light unripe fruit notes - there's a floral aspect to the sweeter notes and a bit of pine wood as the beer warms. In between, the nose seem sort of like tropical fruit skins with even a little bit of a banana note. The taste is unsurprisingly not too fruity - though there's a little sweetness undercut by a bitterness that is reminiscent of fruit skins. Pineapple core, mango skin, strawberry, tangerine peel, and a hint of something like coconut that might be coming from a "smoothing agent" like oats. A modest piney bitterness comes in late, increasing the lighter bitterness of the fruit skins from earlier.

This is a little on the bitter side, especially versus juicy NE IPAs. It appears to have changed after 2017, based on the appearance reviews from that year. It's still not that bitter, overall, especially compared to an average well made WCIPA.

Sep 21, 2020
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loudmacleod from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This DIPA pours a straw colored haze with a fine head. Light citrus aromas spill out as it hits the glass. A soft mouthfeel explodes with a grapefruit flavor hits the tongue that fades to a ripe stone fruit finish. The only thing that could improve this beer is a more intense aroma.

Can / Imperial pint glass / No food pairing

Sep 12, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bright straw blonde pull of a tap with copious white head and plenty of glass lacing. Piney and citrusy hops bring their presence to the nose. Richly malted with just about the perfect gravity, this is a hop-head's dream come true. Both piney and citrusy, it's also dry and slightly dank. How'd they do that? A true delight, with an unnoticeable 8+ % ABV.

Aug 07, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on February 21, 2020. When your tastebuds beg for a pounding this IIPA sneaks up with smoothness. Notes of citrus fruit. Dank bitterness with a piney bite. Floral, dank pine and citrus aromas.

Feb 24, 2020
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Nugganooch from California

4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Recieved this in trade with mdfb79 back in Nov/Dec 2015 - Thanks Dan!
16.9oz bottle served in some taster nonic style glasses

Lighlty hazed, straw golden body with a paper white stack of healthy foam head and some sticky ribboned lacing.
Fruity, light, and crisp with a drying finish and nice resinous hop kick,. Hops are pine, dank herbs, and citrus zest. with a restrained crackery malt, Pretty straight forward IPA and well balanced. Drinks more like a West Coast style. Would gladly enjoy again.

Dec 30, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The pineapple-juice-in-a-glass look so ubiquitous for the NE-style IPA, all underneath a foamy eggshell-white head, this beer is rife with dank citrus aromas, especially pineapple and oranges, and there’s a spicy aroma I associate with Nelson Sauvin hops.

The taste reflects the dank citrus flavors noted on the nose, and the bitterness referenced on the label (118 IBU’s) is present, which is decidedly not to the NE-style IPA. The mouthfeel is a bit soft, but overall this is exceptionally well-executed by a world-class brewery.

Apr 28, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hotel glass. Typical haze with a bright golden-yellow color and a modest white head. Outstanding aroma with a mix of dank resin and citrus rind. This duo carried through on the palate. Soft, juicy, and interesting. Low bitterness with a pillowy feel, checking all the NEIPA boxes. Outstanding.

Apr 13, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I spent New Beer Sunday (Week 724) in a CANcerted effort to drink, review and rate a buncha SingleCut CANned beers in the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). Sadly, my backlog was greater than the time allotted & I was cut short before my intended finish line. I am now picking up where I left off over the course of the coming week. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Rulpsen says: 'Come visit our brewery!";"SingleCut Beersmiths is proud to maintain the American tradition of beer locally made from craft by zealots/lunatics who believe hard work, truth, pride and passion should always come before profit."; I spent New Beer Sunday (Week 724) in a CANcerted effort to drink, review and rate a buncha SingleCut CANned beers in the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). Sadly, my backlog was greater than the time allotted & I was cut short before my intended finish line. I am now picking up where I left off over the course of the coming week. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Rulpsen says: 'Come visit our brewery!"; "SingleCut Beersmiths is proud to maintain the American tradition of beer locally made from craft by zealots/lunatics who believe hard work, truth, pride and passion should always come before profit."; "Mastery knows no shortcut"; 135 IBU's."

I just love Crack!ing open the vent on a CAN of beer! It is like music to my ears & to CANtinue the CANebration, I performed a C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. My goodness, but this one really seemed to want to foam! I wound up with three-plus (!) fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention, slowly falling away to wisps. Don't get me started on the lacing! Who is going to clean up this mess?!? It will require at least a chisel & maybe a jackhammer to remove it all! Maybe I'll just send it to SingleCut for cleaning & return. They must have an autoclave, or at least a keg cleaner … Color was a murky orangish-Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled of the elusive orange-bearing pine tree! Mmm. Have you ever made easy-potpourri with whole cloves & oranges? Well, imagine substituting sappy pine branches for the cloves. Mmm. Mouthfeel was big, thick, full and creamy, like a … milkshake! The taste was more pine than citrus, but both played a large part in this beer. I did not get the intense bitterness that their measurement suggested, but so be it. Finish was extremely citrusy, semi-dry & oddly reminiscent of an Orange Creamsicle. I used to love those as a kid! I also really liked this beer!

Jan 11, 2019
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Gavage from Nevada

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a cloudy yellowish orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: loads of tropical fruits and some citrus.

Taste: big tropical flavors here with mango, papaya, and pineapple, along with some grapefruit and a mix of an earthy, woody, and soft floral bitterness. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: a very well balanced beer despite the strong tropical fruit flavors up front, the bitterness rounds it out nicely late. Enjoyable and worth seeking this one out.

Dec 23, 2018
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justinroy74 from Connecticut

4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If there was a Tree House label wrapped around this one you you guys would rate this higher.. This beer is incredible, over ripe mango is bursting as you open the can. The mouthfeel is pillowy soft and full that keeps me going back for another sip. This beer is extremely dangerous so good, so smooth and so flavorful.. Awesome!

Nov 21, 2018
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jykleo from New York

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 8/15. Tried on 8/24 after Jenny said IIPA.
Both great but different something.
This one was more creamy and hazy.
Aroma is Orange and mango.
All of tropical fruits note do exist. Medium body. and weak Carbo.
Smooth and quite juicy and nice sweetness and mild bitterness.
After taste is great with mango notes.
Great NE IPA.

Aug 23, 2018
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinking right now on tap at my favorite restaurant. Very flowery smell. Looks great though not a great head. Very refreshing on the palate. Quite tasty. Would totally drink whenever available!

Dec 16, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours hazy like peach juice and with about a finger worth of head. The aroma is fruity and tropical with some pine. The taste is fairly balanced but a bit more bitter than most DIPAs. Chewable. A very nice beer for the style but without the amazing complexity of some of the other hoppy Singlecut beers.

Dec 01, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a modest head capping the amber liquid; a few splashes of lace hang around

Smell: Juicy, with citrus tones of tangerine and grapefruit along with a hint of peach

Taste: Juicy citrus flavors forward with tangerine merging into grapefruit bitterness; through the middle, peach and tropical tones emerge; the finish is dry and pretty bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: SingleCut's flagship is a worthy staple in the category

Sep 29, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Bottom of the can reads: Add sprinkles $0.25
9/12/17 opened on 9/26/17
PNW and Austin hops. 135 ibu.

A dark honey color with golden highlights. Moderate white foam cap, solid coverage.

The nose is all tropical fruity hops and pine. Sweet citrus, zippy, evergreen earth and a hint of sweet, caramel malt.

The mouthfeel is actually very full, multi layers of pineapple, bitter pine and tropical fruity style hop flavor's pile up as the overall feel and flavor remains heavy with layers of juicy hops, crisp but heavy malty features, while finishing dry and slightly bitter.

Some alcohol heat and tingle rides in and mixes well with the clump of dry and earthy effects. This hop combo is very complex and remains "in your face" through to the end. A bit of a "heavy" 2x IPA with a large malty balance and heady mouthfeel, keeps it slightly out of the "easy to drink" catagory that many bigger IPA's have been approaching, even with an 8% abv. All in all, a serious and interesting brew.

Sep 27, 2017
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Wiffler27 from North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear gold with a thick head, looks pretty nice

for such a clear beer, it has a NE style haze bomb aroma. tons of fruit, i get pineapple and some mango

flavor is a ton of fruit, mango bomb IMO. not exactly my favorite IPA flavor but it's still good. easy to drink for 8.2%.

i'd love to try their variations of this beer because i think with a different hop bill this would be ridiculously amazing

Sep 23, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow/orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Nestled sticky lacing. The smell shows a fair amount of fresh citrusy zestiness over some danky sweet onion bitterness. Slight resinous backside to this one. The taste was semi-juicy with a nice spring-loaded bitterness from the citrus and resin. Definitely leans bitter rind-like in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a chewy bitterness hitting my tongue nicely. Appropriate bitter harshness hits just right. Overall, damn nice DIPA by Singlecut.

Jun 10, 2017
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can split between friends poured into many pint glass.

A: Yellow gold clear body with a fluffy white head.

S: citrus, pineapple a little cracker malts on the end.

T: Follows the nose fairly closely a decent amount of bitterness on the end.

M: nice medium body good carbonation

O: this is a good beer, it isn't your soft no bitterness IPA though. It has a good fruit citrus flavor and good body.

May 25, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 4/12/17. The beer pours a clear tan/amber color with fluffy white head the disappated in about two minutes leaving decent lacing.

The smell is pineapple, orange, pine resin, and a little malt sweetness.

The taste is pine resin, citrus, pineapple, and a definite sweetness. The taste is very well balanced between citrus, pine, and malt.

The mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation and slightly oily.

Overall this is a nice, balanced, delicious IIPA.

May 03, 2017
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Cee_McDee from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is a nice juicy Haze bomb, looks like tangerine orange juice kind of thing. Definitely no visibility passing through this thing, very light juice color.
The nose hits you with lots of tropical juice taste and finishes with a very dry note. I was hoping some of that tropical juice would carry over more but seems to be mostly up front. However, very drinkable, still lots of tropical flavor even with a dry finish.
Overall, nice brew. I would get again.

Apr 23, 2017
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Samlover55 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into nonic pint
Canned on 3/27/17 (less than 2 weeks ago)
L- pours a clear brownish-gold with thin white cap, lacing as well
S- tropical fruit salad, noticeably papaya, some pine as well
T- sweet cream, followed by this amazing blend of tropical fruits interwoven beautifully with pine
F- light to medium bodied, high carbonation, no alcohol burn despite 8.2%
Overall can't ask for much more from Singlecut, amazing new style tropical fruit, with outstanding old style pine, also perfectly balanced.

Apr 10, 2017
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lic217 from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: light hazy orange
Smell: tropical and piney
Taste: overripe peach and orange finishes with a slightly sweet alcohol that counteracts the bitterness and also finishes a little piney
Feel: low carbonation and about average for feel.
Overall: an enjoyable beer

Apr 02, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No Comment March 27th 2017.

Mostly clear bodied, with a pale amber orange color. Good amounts of fine carbonation at a moderate pace. Head creation is a bit minimal but sturdy, reaching just over two fingers and a bleach white appearance. Excellent ring lacing and swiss cheese fine bubbles in the head, with some staying power.

Good solid dank and tropical hop notes permeate the nose. Aroma hits of sticky pineapple and melon primarily, with excellent earth tones. Nice balance too and a good bounce between them with neither really dominating or taking over. Small hints of malt sugars but nothing large. Very nice.

Very interesting palate. Good mix of pineapple notes, but definitely more attack with earth and spicy like hop bitterness to match. Peppery pineapple flavors mix in with light bitterness in the mid palate. Juiced warmth with good herbal bite on the finish that really lingers. A good malt coating as well that just adds a touch of sweetness but lets the hops and bitterness do the talking. Pungent, tropical, and earthy blasting.

A neat dank angle for a brew, and one that does taste like it smells. Very solid and tasty.

Apr 02, 2017
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 834 ratings