18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

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4.14/5
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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:
#1,983
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
530
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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16
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of shadrack
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackrobe
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dated 5/15/18 on the bottom of the can, 4 days old.

Pours an opaque darker orange in the glass with a finger of frothy white head. Could smell the aroma two feet away when opened. Getting a beer less than a week after brewing is just the best. Nose of mango, papaya, cara cara, ruby grapefruit, dankness, pine resin and a pale doughy malt. Taste follows the nose but focuses in on the mango, dankness and sweet dough malt. Body is a medium-light, quite impressive for a 5% brew. Medium- bitterness and drying, medium sweetness. If you had me taste this blind I definitely would not guess 5% ABV. This is so easy to drink that you can finish a 4 pack of 16oz cans in one sitting easily, and not be hammered. This brew is now in my Top 3 for lower ABV IPAs. Pick one up fresh!

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csolsen
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lobos62
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beeraphernalia
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

HOLY KRIKES!! It's the best beer I have ever had, and I am not kidding. I am a sucker for unfiltered beers, and at 5% ABV. you can drink them all day long. I had it at The Grey Lodge Pub on Friday the Firkinteenth. With over 40+ firkins being tapped, a new one every 15 minutes, I did not give a hoot. I just wanted to drink the 18 Watt that was being served on the regular taps. I walked up the stairs to meet my friends. One of my friends had ordered the 18 Watt, when I saw the cloudy unfiltered storm of vitamin B and proteins dancing in his pint glass, I immediately exclaimed, "What the hell is that, and how quickly can I get one!!" Sure enough, it did not disappoint, and it exceeded my expectations. While I did give the firkins a try, ya gotta, I only ordered the 7 oz. (which really are about 4 ounces), because I just wanted to save room and consciousness for the 18 Watt. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!! Thank you so much SingleCut. I love you!!!! I am happy to give you my first all 5 star rating.

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Photo of Jakepeterson
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield, MA. The beer had a murky yellow-orange appearance with a decently thick, bubbly head. Aromas were pretty good with a mixture of grapefruit and orange. The taste also followed the aroma profile with a fruity, light hop taste. Mouthfeel was good too as it was decently refreshing with a good carbonation. Overall, this was a great session IPA especially with its mouthfeel.

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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmoore822
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Verdebeer787
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwalters
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap, from a cask with added Nelson hop oil.

Looks a murky pale orange with a thin head.
Smell and taste are great! Orange juice, mango, grapefruit rind, stone fruits and a slightly grainy malt base.
Good feel, full and smooth and decent bitterness.

Excellent session IPA, I'll look for it again!

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Photo of Curt3
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstrunk2016
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StanleysCup
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabrielcolom
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of florisj135
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stockatron
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 530 ratings