18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

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4.13/5
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512 Ratings
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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

Added by dar482 on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,041
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
512
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.08/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mosaic and simcoe. Pulp. Lemon acidity. Pale and pils malts.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
04/15/17 2nd impression on-draught @ Rattle N Hum:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of tbeaton
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of timobkg
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

18-Watt (Unfiltered Session) IPA, 16 Oz can poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Look - Really hazy orange, the color of grapefruit juice, with a thick bright white head. Unfortunately, the head immediately dissipates without a trace.

Smell - Pine and grapefruit, with a hint of tropical fruits such as pineapple and guava.

Taste - Grapefruit is the dominant flavor, front and center, with a pronounced bitterness. There's a hint of sweetness and the tropical fruit flavors, but it's overwhelmed by the grapefruit. The bitterness lingers as the flavors fade away.

Feel - Full bodied, with a nice mouth feel.

Overall - I found it underwhelming. Singlecut describe it as a Session IPA, but 5% seems too strong for a session beer - that's standard IPA territory. Being unfiltered, it calls to mind NE style IPAs, but that comparison is dashed as soon as you take a sip and find all 86 IBUs crashing down upon you. It's just an unfiltered IPA with a predominant grapefruit aroma and flavor. I find the grapefruit somewhat overwhelming. I won't be buying this again, and particularly not with its $20 a 4-pack price.

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3.35/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 512 ratings