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:
426
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of beernooph
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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 +3.1%
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 +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hootie159
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjmiz
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 LeftHanded666
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2-13-17 - On tap at The Ginger Man in NYC. Served in a tall pint and oh so oh so cloudy. I love this and the refreshingly hoppy aroma and taste. I'll get this again and again. .....and I did. So cloudy, refreshing, refreshing, and good. I've not yet had the oppty to compare (don't want to) to measure my favorite. Get them all.......closing my tab now. This beer is so good and refreshing that I really, really feel that it's healthy. Right?!?!? C'mon, look at these abs.

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Photo of MarkJP6
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MacMalt
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 9/21/2016. Poured into IPA glass. It pours a cloudy, golden apricot color with a thin, milk-white head and lacing. There were numerous floaters in the glass. It smells of both sweet fruit (peach) and citrus (lemon), along with grassy hops. The taste is much more bitter than sweet. It's hop forward, bitter and biting, with some subtle peach or mango and the finish; about the opposite of what I expected from the nose. The aftertaste is decidedly bitter. This ale features lively carbonation and with a sessionable ABV of 5% it is very easy to drink. Overall, if you're looking for a session IPA, then this is one I can recommend.

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Photo of brbrocc
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TW1ST3D
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Billy 18-Watt IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
4.21 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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