Full-Stack IIPA
SingleCut Beersmiths

Full-Stack IIPAFull-Stack IIPA
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From:
SingleCut Beersmiths
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #317
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,064
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
681
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2022
Added:
Jan 20, 2013
Wants:
  71
Gots:
  261
SCORE
96
World-Class
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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Rated: 4.43 by johnny_c from New York

Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.21 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland

Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.38 by kaseydad from California

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by loudmacleod from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.31 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.8 by lebrisa from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
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
 
Rated: 4.1 by Blcookies from Nevada

Jan 20, 2020
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Rated by Joesulli79 from New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Currently my favorite beer.
Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by x8ein8x from New York

Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by cmdbrews from New York

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by David-Bonz from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2019
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at McGillicuddy's
Feb 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.17 by meatyard from Florida

Jan 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by Keltz from Connecticut

Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Reviewed by justinroy74 from Connecticut

4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Mjmoney23 from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by TheOakKing from New York

Aug 23, 2018
Full-Stack IIPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 836 ratings