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The Substance - Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 393
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 108
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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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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Dry hopped, but not overwhelming.

beerthirty30, Oct 15, 2014
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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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The Substance from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.