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:
#3,527
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
592
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
178
Trade:
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 101
Reviews by swfeidt:
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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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

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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 592 ratings