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18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

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4.13/5
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499 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:
#1,985
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
499
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
147
Trade:
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Ratings: 499 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

outstanding beer right here, my favorite of the recent singlecut stuff i have had, but not by a huge margin, as all of their hoppy beers are just so good! this is desert island ipa for me in some ways, i wish they were all this complete and fresh and low alcohol, an all day beer, all season, anytime, anywhere, its interesting enough to stay engaged with indefinitely, and from a quality standpoint, its through the roof. bright citrus in here, its awesome, orange and lemon, i get spruce oils too, fresh juniper even, and a lot of bitterness compared to what my mind comes up with when i think of the modern session ipa. this isnt just juice and dry hop, its complete and compelling and is a lovely illustration of all sides of the hop, balanced between them, and not feeling at all watery either. there must be some wheat in here, this has a bit of structure but is dry and plain in flavor, really nice with these fresh hops. i taste it forever on the swallow too, even though its dry in the finish, the hops seem to permeate my senses deeper than the liquid itself. amazing brightness to this, high carbonation, and a beer i was reluctant to share (even one way, with a close friend). one of the best beers i have had from these guys, which is really saying something. id love to spend a day drinking 20 of these...

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

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a hazy yellowish orange color with a white head on top. Nice retention and sticky lacing too. The smell of the beer has a very nice hop aroma to it. The taste is nicely balanced with hops and some malt. The feel of the beer is very driankable. Overall it's a fantastic beer. Would drink it again.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is quite citrusy—flavors of grapefruit seem to stand out in particular. Slight hints of pine resin are noticeable towards the finish. The beer has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer packs the hop aromas and flavors that you would expect from an Imperial IPA but is rather easy to drink given its lower alcohol content.

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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 WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color; quite am impressive head that literally sheets the pint glass with lace

Smell: Citrusy and floral

Taste: Rather one dimensional but oh so tasty - citrusy and floral from start to finish although there is some piney bitterness that lingers underneath in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Live to find low ABV IPAs that pack in a lot of flavor and this one is a real find

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -8%

Single Cut "Billy 18-Watt IPA"
On tap @ Dosa Royale, Brooklyn, NY

Notes: Clear amber, short white head. Very nice lacing. Bright aroma of citrus pith, pineapple. Resinous! Great! Flavor does not live up to the aroma. It's THIN in comparison with a limited maltiness. The hop flavor pales in comparison to the aroma, BUT overall it's refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at tavern in the square Northborough.

nice fluffy creamy 1 finger head fades slowly, hazy golden orange color.

Nose floral grassy fruity hops, tropical, little earthy hint of pine, zest orange peel, then herbal like chewy hop, mild grainy doughy malt.

Taste is earthy spicy hop, cherry and a little herbal, mild doughy grainy malt with faint yeast profile, and seems like a creamy wheat, hops are a bit fruity touch of citrus orange peel. Finish fairly bitter, herbal spicy hops lingering, fairly dry, creamy wheat touch, mostly bitter spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, decent carb.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 10/16/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellowish gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy white to gold color. Minor had but good streaky lace.

Fresh cut weeds are the first impression from the initial whiff. I also get some grapefruit.

More mellow than I expect although the hop comes through pleasantly in the swallow. Very much an American IPA tastewise. But I would still describe this as well balanced. Starts with pale malt flavor. The aftertaste is lingering, but subtle, bitterness. I want to call this a clever beer but I think that is a bit too pretentious. It's good and worth seeking out.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ZEB89
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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