The Substance | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

The SubstanceThe Substance
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 1,467 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bissellbrothers.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship; a brightly dank ale that threads many needles.

vailability: weekly production
ABV: 6.6% OG: 1.060
Hops: Falconer's Flight, Centennial, Apollo, Summit, Chinook
Malts: 2-row, flaked Wheat, Flaked oats, Flaked Barley

Added by Bowdoinbeerboy on 12-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#478
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,467
Liked:
1,414
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
7.64%
Alströms:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
411
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,467 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Kendo
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is straw-golden with a half-finger of ecru-colored head on top that retains well.

S: Fruity hops - predominantly tropical fruit. Nice strong nose.

T: Juicy - think pineapple juice - with some melon, apricot and ripe peaches. But a bit light, both in feel and overall flavor.

M: Juicy but a bit on the thin/watery side.

O: Quite good, and an easy drinker. I just wanted a little. . . more in this one.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bissell Brothers - The Substance
IPA - canned 8/25/17 (23 days ago)

L - 3 finger head lingers for several minutes. Pale orange body doesn't look like most of the hyped NE IPAs everyone is clamoring for.

S - citrus. Nose is rather faint.

T - waves of semi-bitter orange assault the palate. A bit of grassiness and dirt taste, which I love in an ipa. Only moderately sweet.

F - higher carbed than most NE ipas. Medium-full body.

O - As an ipa, this is near-perfect. There are better NE IPA's out there, but not many. I see now why people rave about this one. A perfectly balanced ipa.

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Photo of Spoda1983
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSW
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sandstd1
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes a bit green, probably could have used another week or two but this is a really solid beer. Hoppy all the way through, nice malt undertones. Body is there but not overpowering, feels really good for 6%

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Photo of Bhunter0812
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Madmiker13
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice beautiful orange amber cloudy color with a white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S - huge peach, nectarine, orange, citrus pith, juicy fruit gum
T - again huge peach, nectarine, orange, citrus pith, hop resin , juicy fruit gum, bitter bite, slight gummy bears taste similar to FFF alpha king
M - medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is still big juicy citrus fruit, very nice beer
O - damn fine beer. very fruity. very NE IPA.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JandJMD
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey2333
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Basellne23
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsox6202
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice straw yellow with orange notes - tons o haze...thick lacing on a white head. Aroma is peach and melon goodness with juicy fruit gum. Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a tiny bitterness at the end...flavors of juicy hops travel from the nose. Well done NE IPA.

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Photo of eifster82
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Bissell.

Deep hazy orange color with good amount of foam upon pour (for an IPA). Very juicy tropical nose and taste, but with more of a bitter bite than you'd expect out of an NE IPA. Bit drier too. Overall, very good.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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The Substance from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 1,467 ratings
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