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The Substance - Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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384 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 104
Gots: 67 | 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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Photo of dar482
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, Today at 02:50 AM
Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mltobin, Today at 02:23 AM
Photo of RyanSchwam
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%

RyanSchwam, Yesterday at 06:34 PM
Photo of BigZ2214
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

BigZ2214, Yesterday at 05:58 AM
Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

KCBeerNerd, Saturday at 03:07 PM
Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

fthegiants, Friday at 09:32 PM
Photo of mgigs
4/5  rDev -7.6%

mgigs, Friday at 02:23 AM
Photo of RoundHead
5/5  rDev +15.5%

RoundHead, Friday at 02:22 AM
Photo of Mikecap
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mikecap, Friday at 01:16 AM
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Schlais, Thursday at 02:14 AM
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rbrefbeerman, Thursday at 01:21 AM
Photo of beerthirty30
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Dry hopped, but not overwhelming.

beerthirty30, Wednesday at 11:37 PM
Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
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, Wednesday at 05:03 PM
Photo of TheRealPour
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
Photo of Tucquan
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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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

pop-n-lock, Oct 11, 2014
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The Substance from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.