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Billy Half-Stack IPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Billy Half-Stack IPABilly Half-Stack IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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496 Ratings
Billy Half-Stack IPABilly Half-Stack IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecutbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jerrytodd on 08-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,969
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
496
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
141
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of lbloom
2.56/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Not going to bother doing full notes for this, as I may have gotten an off bottle. This had a strange styrofoam/industrial plastic taste that I didn't care for. Their mo shuggie, which I had the other night, was impeccable. This didn't live up. I'll give this guy another chance at some point, but this wasn't doing it for me. Hops with a sousant of melted plastic. Gotta give my review just so that if there are other product control problems, they are noted and fixed.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just like every other ipa

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Photo of Nichols33
3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very average IPA......Zzz zzzz

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Photo of LFinCO
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sneaks2210
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Userme59
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBob44
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jrnyc
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Will_Rivera
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of chicagoish
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle. Orange body. Citrus hops. Orange. Creamy maltiness. Tastes more of grapefruit. Orange. Strong bitterness up front that doesn't really linger. Toasty malt in the back end. Medium body. Creamy body. Enjoyable.

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Photo of intovert2438
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle N Hum. My first taste of a SingleCut beer more than a year after their opening. I must admit that the mixed reviews I've read and heard via word of mouth have kept me from making a visit a top priority.

This is a solid IPA I suppose but not an exceptional one. The pour is dark gold, decent clarity, about a finger of off white head that settles down rather quickly, modest lacing. Decent aromatics. I'm getting mostly piney, resinous hops and a noticeably bready malt component to the aroma. This is borne out in the flavor. It's actually pretty balanced in that the malt is there in a prominent way, again with a bready, chewy, lightly sweet character, but not enough to overpower the hops, which are piney, resinous, and bitter. None too subtle or particularly flavorful. This doesn't have the aspirin bitter finish of some other heavy handed IPAs you'll encounter but the overall impression seems to be more bitter than, well, delicious. This drinks almost like an imperial, what with the bigger malt character and a touch of booziness as well.

Medium-full body helps to further that impression. Medium carbonation, good feel overall. Sort of a semi-dry finish, doesn't clean up completely.

Again, this is a solid IPA but this style has come so far these days that this simply does not stand out or rise above the many others that either are its equal or superior.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More grassier / earthier hop flavors - I got a lot of amarillo - and there is a little bit of dry tropical fruit in the background - papaya, etc- but nothing really stands out. Probably the weakest Singlecut beer I have had so far

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Billy Half-Stack IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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