18-Watt | SingleCut Beersmiths

18-Watt18-Watt
BA SCORE
91.5%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 470 Ratings
18-Watt18-Watt
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:
#1,948
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
470
Liked:
430
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
7.99%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
145
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 470 |  Reviews: 77
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 DrederickTatum
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gparadis
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JC333
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy light golden/peach colored pour. Two fingers of foamy head that falls bast. Great rim of lacing.

S: Resin and citrus. Grapefruit, orange rind, and bread.

T/F: Light grains and bread. Nice semi-bitter hop profile... lots of grapefruit and citrus as promised in the nose. Bitter herbs, pine, and light peach/summer fruits. Light in body... super drinkable with the low ABV.

O: For a 5% ABV beer this one is packed with flavor. Lots of goodness going on, and super sessionable. It's damned near impossible to go wrong with a Singlecut IPA.

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Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 6/13/17

Murky pale orange with a minimal amount of off-white foam clinging to the surface at the edges. Peppery citrus, musky stone fruit, and spicy resin hop aromas. Juicy orange, moderate dank herbalness, peach, and light biscuity warmth. Bright citrus hop flavors mix with ripe mango, apricot, and grass. Creamy medium body with a dry finish and a little lingering bitterness. Super refreshing and satisfying.

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Photo of RodSmith
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MilaMila
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Omg...looks like a juice bomb, unfilitered totally reminding me of just about any Tired Hands beer. Wonderful hoppy sweet citrus and pineapple scents. Good flavor translation with very minimal bitterness on this brew. A bit thinner than it looks. Overall, good beer here.

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Photo of Mai11oux
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 06/13/2017 - Poured into an English pub glass

L - Pours a super hazy straw yellow, fragile half finger head on a mildly aggressive pour, the head quickly dissipates with beautiful and abundant lacing as it goes down.

S - Tropical citrus and a whiff of grassy hops.

T - Citrus and a soft bitterness that mellows into a vague malt.

F - Medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

O - I wish I had better access to Singlecut beers. While the overall range of flavor for this beer isn't highly complex, it's impeccably well crafted. A true gem of a beer, and though it garnered quite a high price tag it was worth every penny. I will actively seek out more SInglecut brews and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.

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Photo of Massbmx
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhlosito75
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfecteau
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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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18-Watt from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 470 ratings
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