18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

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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:
#3,422
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
574
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
173
Trade:
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 98
Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 08/30/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC. Wasn't a big fan of their Dean Pacific NW beer, but have heard great things about their IPA's, so was excited to try this one.

a - Pours a somewhat clear orange yellow color with one inch of white fluffy head and moderate carbonation evident. Some nice lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of pale malts, citrus hops, wheat, grains, bread, eathy notes, and light fruits. Nice nose but not overly hoppy or fruity.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pale malts, floral notes, earthy notes, fruity malts, lemon, and bread. More hops than the nose had which is very nice, especially the floral hops. No bitter bite.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness at all and easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice IPA, but not too hoppy and nothing mindblowing. The nose had a lot of malts to it and while the hops came through more in the taste, they weren't quite as strong as I would have liked. More like an APA to me and light and easy to drink, which is nice, but not on par with the IPA's coming out of Peekskill. Interested to try their other IPA's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crispinol
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the first session IPA I've had that I drank all night and enjoyed to the end. Great pine/citrus (floral-orange-grapefruit) aroma with a undercurrent of dankness that seems to be the Singlecut hallmark. Flavor was similar with a mild malt sweetness (just right). Plenty of body for a session IPA. Definitely one of the standout breweries in the NYC scene.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A grapefruit explosion - and not in a good way. Overwhelming grapefruit flavor prevents other flavor nuances from being recognized. Very bright yellow and cloudy - was hoping for a NE IPA experience but got nothing of the sort.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at the brewery, pre Mets game two days ago.

Pours clouded medium amber, under a lasting well developed cap, leaves a thicker film , and ample sheeting.
Citric nose with soft grapefruit notes.

Pleasing hopped up and fresh tasting, with more grapefruit coming to mind.

Smooth and appropriately carbonated to my thinking.

Nice smooth and flavorful finish with more grapefruit hop notes.

Far better then average IPA and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of dcotom
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic stuff! Poured from a 16-ounce can into a TeKu. Opaque yellow colored body, with an evanescent head that disappears within seconds. Even so, the appearance is quite appealing, (think pineapple juice). Huge aromas and flavors of orange, tropical fruit, citrus zest, and pine resin. Silky smooth mouthfeel, lots of bitterness, and a luscious citrus note lingering on the finish. The malt character is light, allowing the hops to predominate on the aroma and flavor profiles. This is everything I like in an IPA. Well done, SingleCut!

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Photo of Stignacious
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Red Dove Tavern In Geneva. Cloudy and golden in the glass with minimal head-retention and not much in the way of lacing. Like all of SingleCut's iPA's, the best way to start of a taste description is dank. Lots of grapefruit with that dank earthiness to back it up. Some sweet caramel malts, but nothing prominent; pretty dry as a whole. I had no idea that this is basically a session IPA. I'm impressed.

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Photo of Daileyg13
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Beef & Brew in Geneva, NY. One of the best sessionable IPAs I've had. Light malt and very hop forward. Hop presence is much more tropical than bitter. This beer is exactly what I like in an IPA

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Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of campuschief
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TTripp725
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpbrown82
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, pale yellow in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is wet hops, grapefruit,and pine. Super light bodied that is not overly bitter. Nice beer to sit with. Really tasty IPA that I will look for again.

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Photo of bmoore822
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JC333
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 574 ratings