Billy 18-Watt IPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPABilly 18-Watt IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dar482 on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
132
For Trade:
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of runeatdrink
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy light golden/peach colored pour. Two fingers of foamy head that falls bast. Great rim of lacing.

S: Resin and citrus. Grapefruit, orange rind, and bread.

T/F: Light grains and bread. Nice semi-bitter hop profile... lots of grapefruit and citrus as promised in the nose. Bitter herbs, pine, and light peach/summer fruits. Light in body... super drinkable with the low ABV.

O: For a 5% ABV beer this one is packed with flavor. Lots of goodness going on, and super sessionable. It's damned near impossible to go wrong with a Singlecut IPA.

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Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 6/13/17

Murky pale orange with a minimal amount of off-white foam clinging to the surface at the edges. Peppery citrus, musky stone fruit, and spicy resin hop aromas. Juicy orange, moderate dank herbalness, peach, and light biscuity warmth. Bright citrus hop flavors mix with ripe mango, apricot, and grass. Creamy medium body with a dry finish and a little lingering bitterness. Super refreshing and satisfying.

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Photo of RodSmith
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NelCet
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilaMila
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Omg...looks like a juice bomb, unfilitered totally reminding me of just about any Tired Hands beer. Wonderful hoppy sweet citrus and pineapple scents. Good flavor translation with very minimal bitterness on this brew. A bit thinner than it looks. Overall, good beer here.

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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 06/13/2017 - Poured into an English pub glass

L - Pours a super hazy straw yellow, fragile half finger head on a mildly aggressive pour, the head quickly dissipates with beautiful and abundant lacing as it goes down.

S - Tropical citrus and a whiff of grassy hops.

T - Citrus and a soft bitterness that mellows into a vague malt.

F - Medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

O - I wish I had better access to Singlecut beers. While the overall range of flavor for this beer isn't highly complex, it's impeccably well crafted. A true gem of a beer, and though it garnered quite a high price tag it was worth every penny. I will actively seek out more SInglecut brews and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.

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Photo of Massbmx
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhlosito75
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfecteau
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt amber color with a thin white foamy head. Sly trickling lace. The aroma had some pine and grassy bitter hops beating at sly portions of a sweet apricot to peach-like sweetness. The flavor was moderately sweet with a decent blend of malts to hops. Aftertaste was fairly nice with the same sort of ratio; lenient to the malts. Finish was brisk and slightly sweet. The palate was light bodied with a good sessionability as I know it’s supposed to, duh? Carbonation felt fine. And the ABV felt fine. Overall, it’s good for what it is as Singlecut wanted it to be.

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Photo of maximum12
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can smuggled back from the lawless beer paradise of Washington D.C. Had a couple of their IPAs on tap while we were there, so looking forward to this one. Dated 5/10/17 on the bottom of the can along with “Wear an Ascot”. What the hell is an ascot?

This beer is the orangiest orange juice that I’ve witnessed to date; put a couple white baggy eyes on it & give it a Twitter account &, well, we already have one of those. The nose beckons with peach, native prairie grass, drizzled sugar.

Billy 18 Watt IPA suffers from the typical session IPA weakness - it’s thin, almost watery. This wouldn’t be so disconcerting if the beer didn’t look like it would leave grit between your teeth, but the disconnect betwixt eye & throat is jarring. The taste is peach, grapefruit pith, low bitterness, grainy, with an almost sandpapery abrasiveness. It has thickened a touch as it warms. It has succeeded in that I would be able to suck a couple of these down like a whirlpool.

There are a few brewers that can make their ‘session’ IPAs not taste like they’ve been cut with water at the Prancing Pony, but not many. This one almost gets there. Good beer.

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Photo of Evan
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmartin93
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into pint glass. Listen, this is my first review on the site. But I've drunk some of the finest beers in the country, lived in Maine for three years where I was spoiled with incredible beers available at all times including at the local 7/11. But this beer is jumping some of the all time greats into my top 5. I used to say bar none that bissell brothers substance was my favorite daily drinkable beer, but Billy 18-watt has taken that honor. Highly carbonated yet still soft, it has an incredible mouthfeel. The deep tropica flavors simply burst out for an 5.0% ABV beer, and each sip leaves the desire for more. I couldn't ask for much more in a beer. Drunk on the same night I had 3 other singlecut beers, the alchemists the crusher, and a galactic double daisy cutter, this was my favorite of the bunch.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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