Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #22
Ranked #82
4.57 | pDev: 6.35%
Jun 10, 2023
May 31, 2014
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by jimmybram from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale, opaque orange with thin tan head. Standard hazy look. Smell is complex with pithy rind, orange, vanilla, and malts. Similar smell to some of the Hill Farmstead IPAs. Extremely bright taste with tons of tropical, sweet notes however has a nice bitterness at the end. Pleasing feel that doesn't linger too long. Swish is a spectacular hazy that stands uniquely in a sea of copy cats.
Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bissell Brothers is the Larry Bird/Magic Johnson of breweries to me. Not a knock at all, but my MJ is the Alchemist. That being said, the Swish drops in to my stomach like a Steph Curry logo 3 point shot. Nothing but net, all swish. Beautiful Laker gold color. Completely opaque with a slight bubbly froth. On the nose you get Phoenix Suns orange with some Miami Heat tropical pineapple notes. Was expecting a thick Shaq like body but it’s a more lean medium body, reminiscent of a Dwight Howard. Taste wise you get the traditional IPA bitter hop bite that gives a slight Celtics green herby taste. However it also has that new wave NEIPA melon, cream, citrus fruit flavor. The NEIPA is the new dynasty, the Golden State Warriors of the beer industry. What an absolute treat, go Nuggets.
Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
(16 oz can, 011073 04-17-23; purchased cold 4-pk at the brewery 2 days ago... poured into my Trillium fat tulip)

L: impenetrably-hazy, pale yellow-amber liquid with mildly golden highlights on the fringes... moderately tall foam rise on the pour, sinking back into a misty cap... bit of a letdown from the lame head retention and little lacing

S: lime hull, lemon peel, mango funk, grapefruit pith; slight capsicum spicy accent... cream of wheat... vibrant greenness cutting through the perfumy fruits... the booze does boost the contact and seduction

T: much more malt and mush than I'd anticipated, and it's great!; floral rush halfway, morphing into a tropical cleaver into the finish, during which a powdery grain flour note swells up and hangs up front long into the aftertaste... almost halfway through and wow! did the tropical hopping burst back onto my palate, fresh and enlivening... masterpiece of balance for its ilk

F: only a faint sense of alcohol at the back of the palate; the milky grains and silky hop resins team to tame the heat I suppose... I wouldn't go any higher with the abv for this style; 7.5% is usually my sweet spot, and this is just tickling the tonsils, just inching toward unnecessary noxious-ity

O: not a fan of hazies, but this shot right up into my top 3 or 4; they really do have a good thing going as I've very much enjoyed the unique character of each brand I've tried from them... I could definitely see getting this again (good excuse for another beer run to Maine); it has a lot going on for the style; some depth and dimension to the gritty grain bill; too smooth and moreish (2122)
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Taenim from Maine

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very hazy gold with a thumb of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing; thought I had a clean glass???

S: Citrus & tropical fruits, nice nose

T: Oranges, dryness, mangoes, dryness & green melons & strawberry up front. Mangoes, peaches, green melon & a little acidic pineapple, plus a little dryness as this beer warms, Finishes a little dry with plenty of pineapple, green melon & strawberry

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, nicely balanced, acidity on the tongue

A brilliant take on the style, pretty juicy
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by sd123 from Georgia

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at Mekong in RVA. Hazy darker gold with a proper head. Huge citrus and bright tropical fruit juices with a slightly floral aroma. Big balanced grapefruit and other citrus, which is tamed and balanced. Super juicy and refreshing feel. Majestic IPA.
Dec 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap, pours a moderately hazy orange. Taste is dominated by a bright berry flavor, assuming that's from the Mosaic. Solid NEIPA, but not the standout its rating would suggest.
Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 4.64 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 18, 2022
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