18-Watt Session IPA
SingleCut Beersmiths

18-Watt Session IPA18-Watt Session IPA
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SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #356
Ranked #5,373
4.12 | pDev: 7.77%
Jul 29, 2022
Mar 29, 2013
18-Watt Session IPA18-Watt Session IPA
Notes: Formerly Billy 18-Watt IPA

THE REDEFINITION OF THE SESSION IPA. Orange zest, pine resin and tropical lupulin beauty that easily rivals much bigger IPAs, with a substantially full, soft malt body that compliments but doesn’t interfere with the hop attack. When you want the push, weight, and attack of a much heavier (I)IPA but need to be productive tomorrow – One of our proudest accomplishments.
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Rated: 3.74 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An average session IPA! The brewery is from my home town, Astoria NY. Poured fom a 16 oz can into a pint glass, this beer is a hazy gold color with a medium sized foamy white head. Good head retention and pretty good lacing on the glass. Taste and aroma include some light tropical fruit flavors and some bready malt with light bitterness. This beer is pleasant enough but nothing really stands out. I have had many session IPA's with strong flavoring, this isn't one of them. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, goes down easy. Not bad, but there would be better choices for a session.
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by edthehead from New York

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy orange. Thin foam. Sweet aroma. Mild fruit body. Light orange. A piney mild bitter finish. Very smooth. No frills just consistently good.
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by sisterofba from Maryland

May 02, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Bwag from New York

Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by BeerWasp from Germany

Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by adamstef

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by kuhndog from New York

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Spoklahoma from Connecticut

Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by taigor from New York

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16oz can.
L: Hazy orange with thin, off-white foam that collapses quickly to a ring.
S: Orange cordial.
T: Orange zest, orange pith and subtle resin. Light bitterness.
F: Medium/light body, slightly watery mouthfeel and a very dry finish.
O: Citrusy session AIPA with very acceptable body for such low ABV. Well crafted.
Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Canned 3/30/21.

L---Lightly hazy dark gold color. Soapy off-white head had good retention and left good lacing.

S---Bright hops are upfront. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple.

T---Hoppy & fruity. They're getting a lot of mileage out of a low ABV of 5%.

F---Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O---A really nice beer. Even at a low ABV, it still tastes good.
Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Jaycjs77 from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can.

Pours a hazy pale gold color with a 2 finger white cap. Great head retention. Leaves some splotchy lacing.

There's some aromas of grapefruit and orange zest, as well as a bit of mixed berries and pineapple. Faint sweaty onions and pine.

Strong flavors of oranges and grapefruit, with some pineapple chunks and a bitter, piney finish. Doughy malts be hidin in the back.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth. Has a moderately dry finish.

Overall this session IPA is quite good. There's absolutely nothing mind-blowing about it, but it's clean and highly drinkable while still packing in quite a bit of flavor.
Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Sinister from New York

Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Cfitty from New York

Mar 25, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft at Victor's in York, PA. Pours a slightly hazy straw color, with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is pineapple, bready malts, and hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is between West Coast and New England. Finish is slightly dry and quite clean. Overall, a very enjoyable session IPA!
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Pours an opaque, very slightly orange hazy straw yellow, with a moderately dense, two and a half finger head of foam. Laces the glass moderately well.

Aroma: Sweet garlic/onion and spicy pine needle - some floral, soapy apricot skin and juicy orange. Condensed milk + sugar.

Taste: Mellow guava and pineapple with a backdrop of soft, freshly baked bread and biscuits. Pine needle + hop spice comes in on the end to add a delicate amount of warmth to the brew. As it warms, stronger flavors of orange and cream come into the foreground.

Feel: Smooth. Carbonation is low. Body is silky. Medium bodied. I think as a session this should have a little more carbonation.

Overall: This is a decent, if a little expensive session IPA. I think there are better examples of the style out there but you can't complain with this.
Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L - Nothing really distinguishes the "look" of 18 Watt; decent head for a moment, OK lacing. Low ABV at work.
S - Better, piney grapefruit, and some def Mosaic notes on the nose. Smells like Lizard King Lite in some ways... huh.
T - Yep, Lizard King Lite - has a great balance between bitter and tropical - not juicy, not west coast, a really nice tweener style of beer that for 5% is pretty damn tasty. I like this a lot. But it's the taste, more than anything else, that stands out.
F - Good carbonation but no complexity; not hot, good balance, no layers.
O - pretty darn good for a so-called session. At 5%, no problems, no complaints. Solid.
Nov 11, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Nov 02, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A couple of pints from a tap bring these considerations. 18 Watt is a pretty pour. It's a hazy blondish amber with a bit of a tight white head and some glass lacing. Its faint hazy IPA smell is readily overpowered by any ambient odors in range. Disappointingly from SingleCut, the taste is as bland an IPA as can be found. There's no overboard sweetness to complain about. There's no wonderful hoppiness to exalt. There really is close to nothing to describe. 18 Watt is so mild and undistinguished, it's almost hard to tell when you've finished drinking it.
Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
For the lightness of the ABV, this packs a good amount of flavor! Piney and dank, with nice levels of orange zest to create a good balance of flavors. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, but has a little bit of creaminess to it as well. There are richer beers out there, but if you're looking for a 5% brew, this one's got a lot to offer!
Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 3.35 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by rorjets from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 04, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by Chembio from Massachusetts

May 31, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2020
18-Watt Session IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
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