Billy 18-Watt IPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy 18-Watt IPABilly 18-Watt IPA

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dar482 on 03-29-2013

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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of arj1117
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KnockOnWoodhead
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of koldkutz
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice and hoppy.great taste and color

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Photo of melasteeg
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jerrytodd
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap.

A: Nice finger thick white head. Excellent lacing as I drank. Slight haze

S: Strong DANK pine and mild citrus. Oh baby

T: Dank pine, mild grapefruit, slight floral with nice malt toast as balance. Maybe the slightest touch of light caramel malt (?) for balance but definitely not sweet.

M: Excellent. I had this after a Peeper Ale and it made the Maine Co beer seem thin in comparison

O: This is a GREAT IPA. I'm definitely a fan of SingleCut and considering that they've only been open a short while and that this is a 5% ABV IPA, it's most impressive. Recommended.

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Photo of Daileyg13
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
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 wpbrown82
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YeastPriest
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white head. Only thing I'd like is more head retention. Nose is frsh tropical and citrus. Very fruity taste and medium to dry mouth feel firm but not over powering bitterness. A bit dangerous only in its delicious drink ability. Not like bud notice the modifying adjective delicious. A very clean unfiltered IPA no doubt partially due to NYCs high quality water in addition to the fine brewing technique

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Photo of DaleEMartin
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheSeeker
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer made even greater by the fact that is 5% and drinks like a 7% brew. Super turbidness already signals this is not your average session IPA. Very frothy bright white head. Aroma is a beautiful and intense citrus/melon/mild dank blend, pretty much the Singlecut hallmark. I've had this beer home and the aroma just leaps from the bottle. Taste is a very unique blend of citrus, melon, dank with a rich malt that gives a great mouthfeel. Very full, total NE IPA. Overall my favorite sub 6% IPA.

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Photo of jameswaldo
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the weirdest looking IPA I've ever enjoyed. Just brought home a half-gallon growler after tasting a sample at the Ithaca Coffee Company's Wednesday Beer Tasting that was so amazingly good I had to drink more. It pours with very little head, no lacing to speak of, and is not just hazy, but completely turbid, as in nearly opaque. Looks like an Orange Julius, or a grapefruit smoothie! Color a SRM 4 like an orange creamsicle.

But even though it doesn't look like an IPA (or even an ale, for that matter), if for sure smells and tastes like one! Big floral fresh hoppy smell rises from this brew like a bouquet of fresh hops when you pick a bunch you just grew, say a big handful grabbed on a hot day in late summer to make sure they're ripe enough to harvest and the nearly fluorescent pollen is glowing a neon lupulin no-passing double yellow middle of the road strip straight to your olfactory meatus! Wow, those hops are singing!

The hops in your mouth tell the same bright hop-clobbering story: all sorts of hop notes from floral to arboreal to bitter, like sacred hop incense telling the hop receptors in your innards they've got all they need and then some, transcendentally hopping all the way down the tubes. Aftertaste and even the beer burps are a joy to echo the excellence on the way down.

Mouthfeel is smooth, calm, benign, healing: all the good aspects of healthfood without the monotony. Nothing so fresh should be left sitting around for long. It feels great drinking this IPA, and Overall, I'm way glad it's brewed in New York!

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Photo of JLoPMac
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of crispinol
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
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 frankrizzo
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of rudy611
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 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 DR7Sauder
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and flavorful, light citrus, medium hop flavor.

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Photo of gbw5009
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle dated 6/22

Pours cloudy hazy dusty dark gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like floral tangerine, canned pineapple, grapefruit, melon, some raw dough, bready honey caramel malts, with dank herby earthy grass and pine. Tastes like sweet tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, bready biscuity doughy honey caramel malts, with spicy dank pine and herbal earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA, and for 5% this is drinking hefty. Really good!

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