Swish | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Double IPA we have dreamed about.

Availability: october through april
OG: 1.070
Hops: mosaic, citra, simcoe, apollo
Malts: 2-row, golden promise, flaked wheat

Added by Texasfan549 on 05-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#66
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,489
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
Wants:
586
Gots:
349
Trade:
5
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Photo of Tbone2131
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Naughead
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Julius of Bissell Brothers. Just released today, and absolutely perfect! Juicy, hazy, smooth mouthfeel - everything an NEIPA could and should be. Worth the wait this morning! Get this if you can. Among the best out there, and should rank much higher on Maine’s best list.

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Photo of Danny1217
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lorenwhite7
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mflamar
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Josh for hooking me up with a fresh 4pk of this.

Cannot read the canning date, but I understand this to be the 11/20 batch. Pint can poured into a tulip at about 46F.

Pours a surprisingly deep honey golden, with just shy of a finger of foamy white head. Body is opaque, with just a hint of translucency.

Nose is what I interpret as Mosaic right off the bat. Sweet, floral, blue and red berry notes, with a good dankness about it, and some layers of honey in there. Big big peach characteristics, some very ripe mango, hints of passionfruit, and some candied orange rind. Maybe even a very subtle mint note. A nice bouquet or fruit and floral.

Palate opens up sweet and dank. Definitely still getting what seems like Mosaic hopping, with notes of papaya, apricot, honey, some mango, berries, and a little thing that comes across as bing cherry. Along side these fruity waves are dank, grassy notes, and sticky hop oils and resin. A soft spoken resinous bitterness presents itself more as pine, rather than grapefruit. The sweet, floral honey flavor threads through the entire experience, lending some sticky sweetness to the palate, offsetting the bitterness and dankness quite well. Dank, floral, hop notes longer on the palate very long into, and after the finish. Sweetness subsides as the finish begins.

Mouthfeel is full, and fairly soft, but not quite pillowy and fluffy. A typical NEDIPA feel, but not quite Tree House fluff. A moderately strong effervescence provides an airy lift, lightening the load a little.

Overall, this is a very hyped up New England IPA. I have been dying to try this for quite some time. While it is an enjoyable offering, I can't say I would wait in a line to get my hands on some. There's a lot of competition out there, and with Tree House and Trillium in the mix, making a world class IPA that people will go out and hunt is a very difficult task. Several years ago, I can see people being blown away by this, but in my opinion, it's an above average New England IPA. Would I drink it again? Yeah, definitely. Would I pay for it? Yeah, I think so. I just wouldn't go out of my way and bend over backwards to try to get it, when I can trade for some Tree House or Trillium. Nevertheless, it's a solid ale, and it's a hell of a lot better than some other local hoppy offerings I've had. I'm gonna go with a solid 4.3 on this one.

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Photo of crobinso
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moltch
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAbrew88
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thundermuscle78
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFinno
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crogan10
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Resuin
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A home run!

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Photo of beerman2017
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amorphousrock
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honestly one of the best DIPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Swish from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 1,489 ratings