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Billy Full Stack Double IPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy Full Stack Double IPABilly Full Stack Double IPA
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4.32/5
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Billy Full Stack Double IPABilly Full Stack Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!?!

Added by cosmicevan on 01-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#543
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
774
pDev:
7.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
247
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 774 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

perhaps a shade behind the shuggie, but every bit as well made, and a nice step up form the half stack. this is the only single cut beer i got to have in the bottle, and i like the way it pours a lot. hazy but not quite as rugged and dirty looking as the vermont stuff, but on its way. bright yellow, clearly no medium crystal caramel type grains in here, which i like in a double ipa, these can get heavy and sweet in a hurry, but not this one. its got a wonderful fresh cut pineapple hoppy nose through its inch of lingering white foam. green melon, lemon, and orange zest also waft in, and there is no trace at all of the 138 IBUs the label declares, or whatever it is. the flavor is similarly devoid of this proclaimed bitterness, but i dont mind a lick, none of us do. its plenty full bodied which i like, well carbonated, dry for the style, and smooth, almost creamy, really beautiful there in the feel. maybe a little less fruity in the taste, hops are green and leafy and probably whole cone, it has that plant matter thing going on, with tropical undertones and plenty of citrus to finish. i like the smaller bomber format, and i like the label, but i love the beer inside. these guys can in good faith add their names to the list of best hoppy beer producers on the east coast. every one i had of theirs i loved, and this is well worth seeking out. yummy and distinct!

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Photo of spycow
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has strong flavors of citrusy hops—oranges and grapefruit stand out in particular. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice "in your face" IPA that delivers lots of citrusy aromas and flavors but is still very drinkable.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Regrettably brief initial impressions from a 5oz pour on-draught @ SingleCut.

Low B- (3.30) / WORTHY

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
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

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In tap.

More of a traditional dipa or west coast. Golden color. White head with lace.

Fairly dank and weedy. Light grapefruit. Some floral notes and bready malts. A touch of bitterness.

Very straightforward and solid dipa. I dig it for not being a haze bomb.

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Photo of DrBier
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really like their Billy 18 Watt so hopefully this is as good. Bottled 5/10/16

Pours a large fizzy foamy almost 1 finger head reinforced by many streaming bubbles, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, murky tangerine orange color.

Nose explodes with juicy citrus, loads of citrus in all forms, some orange cream, clementine, tangerine, a little pith and faint grapefruit, some peachy stone fruit, touch of rind, a touch of creamy malt underneath, a little musty tropical fruit notes, tropical citrus specifically.

Taste brings lots more juicy citrus, more pith this time, a little bitter rind but not much, more like a fresh squeezed orange juice loaded with pulp and mixed with grapefruit juice, plenty of grapefruit this time as well, that bitter grapefruit flavor, some tangerine as well, and again a little peachy stone fruit, juicy white peach actually, a little floral and faint musty tropical notes again, with a nice big creamy malt base, not too sweet just enough to balance the big hop presence, a juicy chewy feel like I'm chewing in the creamy malt pulp pulverized in there. Finish is dry and pretty bitter, tons more grapefruit bitterness, more citrus rind, tangerine, orange juice, peach skin, and a touch of creamy malt lingering, and a hint of booze warmth late.

Mouth is full rich bod chewy creamy like there is a touch of gelatin and orange/grapefruit pulp just blended in, so chewy but in a good way, and nice carbonation, with just a hint of booze late.

Overall this was an awesome beer, even better than the original Billy 18-watt, basically just a big citrus orange grapefruit mash with nice malt balance, hint of sweetness, and incredible mouth feel. This just quickly moved up to the high end of my fav IPAs, probably top 10.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of fruity citrus and caramel that are quickly followed by a strong floral hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a whole evening.

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Photo of oberon
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into an imperial pint glass a clear lighter golden with a sticky half finger bone white head atop.Dank herbal hops hit me up front in the nose then some tropical fruits,and then to gild the lilly some pine resin to boot,a big hop combo here.Very smooth in the mouth and a silky feel wich you wont find alot of in the style.Sweet onion,tropical fruits,grapefruit rind,pine resi,it's all here on the palate,I mean what else needs to be sai.There is a mild sweet biscuit base that comes thru even amongst all the hop complexity.This is a damn fine DIPA where the maly sweetness doesn't get in the way.Awesome!.

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3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Billy Full Stack Double IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 774 ratings
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