18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

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4.13/5
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585 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by dar482 on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,474
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
585
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
179
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vitamin_g
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alobasso13
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can with mostly unreadable date stamped on side of can. Label says to pour into wide mouth glass, I follow directions, poured into wide mouthed mason.
Pours a hazy, milky, dirty orange with
just off white head. Some light lacing on the glass. Big nose of citrus, grapefruit, zest, soft tropicalness of guava.
Taste starts as bitter white grapefruit, grass, floral, and ends with a bitter finish. A bit of pepper too. The nose and taste do not match up. That’s just fine with me. Smooth initially, finishes sharp and drying mouthfeel. Creamy and light carbonation.
Overall, this is a big flavored, big little beer. Glad to have tried.

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Photo of RRB328
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a honey/apricot color with a white creamy head.Lacing left on glass. Smells very fruity-melon, cherry, and citrus come to mind. Taste is similar to smell. Really nice fruity taste,not overwhelming. Feels well carbonated,not viscous or slick at all, really enjoyable. Overall this brewery seems to make consistent world class beer. One of the best hands down !

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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanpatmaloney
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The easiest drinking IPA I've had. Floral and citrus scents and flavors with distinct but not overwhelming hops flavor. Carbonation is light and easy moving. Fantastic beer for a relaxed night if you want to be productive in the morning.

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Photo of JRed
3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep cloudy overdue oranges topped with white frothy head. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine, vague vanilla? Tastes of bitter grass, pine, sweets and citrus towards the finish. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of meatyard
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bankboy66
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best session IPA you will find. Very smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of antimasone
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is truly an exceptional beer. As soon as you open it, your nose becomes awash with fantastic hoppy aromas. I drank this from a can that was about 3 weeks old side-by-side with Use the NME. If you prefer Doubles, Use the NME was better, but I preferred this one, because it was more sessionable.

Flavorwise, it was completely hoppy and juicy strraight from the can, with the perfect moutfeel. A touch on the light side, but stylistically appropriate and the the taste matches the aroma.

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Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 585 ratings