SingleCut Softly Spoken Magic Spells

Posted: August 4, 2017 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, SingleCut Beersmiths

Val really likes going to Trader Joe’s. I consider that place to be my own personal hell. It’s always crowded when we go and people hit me with their carts. I think the food they have, especially their snacks are good, but it’s almost torture for me to go there. Val and I went there last weekend and although it was still crowded, it’s the first time I’ve left there without being hit by a cart.


ABV: 8.6%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “FAR AWAY ACROSS THE FIELD there is a golden IIPA with a tropical / bright citrus / mild pine and smooth / soft lightly sweet malt that will take you home home again.”

Random: This beer came in at 130 IBUs, although most people will say that you can’t detect anything over 100.

The brew poured with a one finger, pure white head that went away at a moderate pace. It only left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of tropical notes up front. I picked up mango, honeydew and cantaloupe along with a lot of citrus juice. It also had some sweet malt. The taste started with more pine resin and pine sap, but quickly transitioned into papaya, mango, cantaloupe and honeydew. It had some pineapple as well. The booze didn’t come through at all. The sip finished with a touch of sweet malt. It had a lengthy and bright tropical finish. A bomber of this was $8, which broke down to $.36 per ounce. As with almost all SingleCut beers, I enjoyed this one a lot, I just didn’t think it was their best work.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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