The Substance | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,443
Reviews:
184
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.94%
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
408
For Trade:
6
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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeltee1
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaron6440
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmontilli
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frudel
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 500ml. Hazy bright yellow color with a decent white head.

Light fruity nose, pineapple, peaches, citrus, grapefruit some light pine as well.

Medium bodied, fruit bomb, passion fruit with some pineapple almost with their sourness, well balanced oily hops with a piny finish.
The more I drink it, the more am I enjoying it, the yeast cake at the bottom mixing with the fruity ale!

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Photo of Gawz
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcG
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tmwright7
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gowens18
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dflo32
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of afroskully
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopquist
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johnnyp_
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mpwiemann
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VonZipper
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy/hazy bright yellow golden color with white head. Light tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, some citrus fruits, orange, grapefruit, and some piney notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice juiciness complimented by a light hop bitterness.

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Photo of dwb11
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-orange to copper color with a finger and a half's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Subtle sliding lace.
The aroma had a nice glide from sweet peachy flesh to citrusy sweet and bitter hops to ride into a nice clean malt backbone.
The flavor leaned slightly to the sweet side of the peach and citrusy tones. Moveable sweet sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, nicely done AIPA that I could have again.

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The Substance from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,443 ratings.
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