Billy Half-Stack IPA | SingleCut Beersmiths

Billy Half-Stack IPABilly Half-Stack IPA
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 484 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jerrytodd on 08-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,940
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
484
Liked:
455
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
7.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
136
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 484 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Texasfan549
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

loved the half stack. looks and feels like it has a little wheat in it. yellow and hazy, no trace of the caramel crystal malt that frequents these. short head on it, but the pint glass may have been filled a few minutes before it was served to me and thus faded some. the nose has a really unique hop bouquet to it, tangerine and peach fruitiness, but not too sweet. oily, but not lupulin based it doesn't seem, tropical but not the conventional pineapple passion southern hemisphere thing. different and delicious. the taste is like that too, not real tangerine but like the tangerine jelly belly beans, not that its artificial, I just have never tasted this flavor in a hoppy before and am unable to accurately articulate it with the specificity it deserves. one thing is for certain, and that is how yummy it is. clean and not real bitter on the back end, a sturdy but easy going body that reaffirms my wheat suspicion, and wonderfully lively carbonation. I had several beers from these guys, but this one stands out near the top for me. totally different than the conventional American ipa we are all used to. I would love to know what hops they use and how they are added!

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy copper color capped by an inch of foam; some streaks of lacing linger

Smell: Tropical fruit, herbal tones and tangerine

Taste: Slightly bready, with the tropical fruit, herbal tones and tangerine taking over quickly; the bitterness hangs around through the finish and touches a number of different elements on the way to the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA but not a mind-blower; these guys do a good job packing a lot of flavor into their IPAs

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

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

Got in a BIF from beerloserLI. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent East coast IPA style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/14

Pours a big fluffy creamy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly with great soapy lacing, murky tangerine orange color.

Nose a mild sweet reddish candy malt cuts through but mostly the hops, candied orange peel, little zest, faint grapefruit pith, stone fruit marmalade, generic citrus, a little spicy earthy hop.

Taste brings more candy malt flavors, sweet Amber reddish malt, little toasty sweet, into fair hops, little spicy, touch earthy later, plenty of fruit, citrus, orange zest and a little marmalade, mild grapefruit pith, little fruity bubblegum and generic tropical notes, rind. Finish little dry little sticky, mild sweet malt, pith lingering, generic citrus and fruit lingering with a little spicy hop.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, decent carb.

Overall an ok ipa but not for singlecut, their other ipas blow this out of the water.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 9/11/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tapered pint glass.

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

S: The aroma is faint but contains citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a very strong fruity citrus flavor followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

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

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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

Cloudy, orange-hued, dirty gold. Small head but it creates excellent ring lace after each sip.

Good blend of malt and hops. The latter smelling floral and a bit earthy. The malt reminds me of the smell of a brewery--half stale and half fresh.

Very good base of pale malts fully fermented, nearly no sweetness. The is straight up bitter without much complexity. Very drinkable. The body leans full but the carbonation is adequate. The aftertaste lingers softly with all of the elements of the beer. Excellent balance.

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

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

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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Billy Half-Stack IPA from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 484 ratings
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