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:
416
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of tmartin93
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpbrown82
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjvanston
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jps715
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudy611
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrispe2
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beernooph
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm going to approach this differently than the average review. I could sit here and break down the various components of smell and taste, which are the two variables most would be interested in, yet reading it and acknowledging to yourself that you like lemon sorbet, dank weed, and myriad tropical fruit explosion doesn't really tell you that the beer has been executed almost perfectly, just that you also enjoy the elements I previously mentioned. All BS aside, and if my last 100 ratings/reviews are any indication, I don't overrate beer. Even the ones I REALLY like are slightly below the rDev. Simple and plain, for a 5.0% abv, this is the juiciest, dankest, most insanely bitter, yet perfectly balanced, quaffable low-abv IPA to ever grace the Hunter's lips. I swear that I'm drinking something in the 7+ abv range. This is insane, and I'm ashamed that I've passed on it so many times in favor of SingleCut's other offerings. Mastery Knows No Shortcut. Get you some, BAs. This is LARRRGEā„¢.

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Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had it on tap at Asgard in Cambridge, MA, and suspect it's very fresh. Highly unusual cloudy appearance, but it's delicious and amazingly drinkable, for its hop load.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Light yellow, hazy, opaque with a 2 inch head.
Smell: Fruity, lemon, and papaya.
Taste: Fruity, papaya, and melon.
Feel: I wish it was juicer.
Overall: A great IPA, just not world class.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
4.22 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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