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The Substance - Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bowdoinbeerboy on 12-11-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ale207, Tuesday at 09:31 PM
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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%

The beer comes in slightly transparent golden orange.

The aroma offers sweet oranges and grapefruit, almost syrupy. In the back, a bit of bright green grass, and hints of the dank garlic of Summit.

On the flavor, a touch of Maine Beer character. Sweet citrus of orange, tangerine up front, along with a touch of bready sweetness. A good amount of fruity character in the front, but then the beer aggressively transitions to this big bittering and drying. Slightly green, pine, pure bitterness of grapefruit and pushing towards astringent.

The mouthfeel is medium to medium minus.

The lighter mouthfeel and strong bitterness reasonably detract from this stand up there with the big boys.

dar482, Tuesday at 02:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mltobin, Tuesday at 02:23 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%

RyanSchwam, Monday at 06:34 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

BigZ2214, Monday at 05:58 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Hessian257, Sunday at 02:24 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

The_Black_Pearl, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

fthegiants, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

mgigs, Oct 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

RoundHead, Oct 17, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mikecap, Oct 17, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

FoodBrewsReviews, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Schlais, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Dry hopped, but not overwhelming.

beerthirty30, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Correct its not a Heady, but it was very good and almost just as rare.. which always makes a beer better. more hype than hop though.

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TheRealPour, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Inglewood, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

JGLittle, Oct 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%

Majesty, Oct 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-10-12 in Columbia, PA from a 16 oz can.

A - Somewhat-cloudy golden-orange with a 2-finger white head that sticks around, then leaves moderate lace.

S - Peach, mango and some pineapple blend with pale malt and some dank and floral hops. Moderately aromatic.

T - Fruit, hops and malt are very balanced on the front of the tongue. Then a bit of pine and hop dankness come in but still with some balancing sweetness. There's a uniqueness to this flavor that I'm enjoying; perhaps as a result from the use of the Falconer Flight hop pellets? Finally though, the hop bud flavor and corresponding bitterness win in the end; in a good way.

M - Soft, soft, soft. Reminds me of a Tired Hands or Hill Farmstead mouthfeel, which I really like. It has a light-medium body and carbonation and a bit of prickle after the liquid goes down the gullet.

O - I'm quite impressed with this brew. Great feel and balance and a flavor profile that suits me well.

Tucquan, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

skinny_mcginley, Oct 12, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +14.5%

naDOOFUS, Oct 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%

mrob22278, Oct 11, 2014
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The Substance from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.