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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #6
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,809
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
495
From:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  21
Gots
  123
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: This rye ale is our TROPICAL ESCAPE to a sunnier state of mind.

availability: rotating year-round production
ABV: 5.1% OG: 1.049
Hops: Mosaic, Centennial
Malts: 2-row, malted rye, caramel 40
Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 495 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Griffith:
Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Spiegelau glass canned on 3/24

A: murky as all get out very hazy with particles floating orangish brownish gold in color nice creamy white looking head

S: rye right up front and some citrus to follow with a very earthy grain smell like oats

T: lots of rye and some of that spiciness followed by pineapple and tangerine with a nice yeasty oaty finish

M: creamy and a tad thick makes the beer feel bigger

O: for a 5.1% ABV beer this beer is fantastic and full of flavor. The rye is a nice edition to what would otherwise be a juicy fruit of a beer. The mouthfeel makes the flavors of this beer pop and I love the oats and grain finish to the hazy beers. Very glad I grabbed this.

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Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.24/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It was just an ok beer. It was nothing really great. The smell is that of what I think is cascade, the beer just has that same hop smell that so many other beers have. I got it in cans, when poured it into the glass the head had this uneven soap bubble look to it not the most attractive looking head to a beer. The color was nothing special, not bad just not "outstanding". I enjoyed the beer I just don't think It is that "outstanding" I don't think a 91 is an accurate rating, it in no way is a bad beer it's a nice drink but it is nothing mind blowing, outstanding, or special. Bissell Brothers seems like it has started a bit of a cult following. Really nice looking cans though great for the hipster thing in portland right now.

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Photo of Resuin
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scratchford
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can from 9/28/18. Poured into 16 oz. Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F+ head, good retention, leaves spots of lacing higher and then sheets lower with a good cap an ring. Beer is a hazy amber.

S: Citrus and tropical with earthiness, and all the rye malt. It's quite good.

T: Follows nose. Citrus is not in your face, more of a grapefruity background. Strong rye backbone, earthy and very slightly bitter finish.

F: Light to moderate bodied, moderate carbonation. Well-balanced and easy to drink.

O: I like it. Not a big rye in beer fan, but this is about the best I can recall.

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Photo of KDHannan
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coffeematt
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks nice. Cloudy, light peach colored. Sharp florals, pineapple and tangerine aromatics. More of the same in the flavor, along with white grapefruit and smarties candy. Maybe that's the rye. Kind of a sweet spice. Is it my thinking about smarties that makes the finish seem a little chalky? I don't know. Anyway, it's fairly crisp but satisfying--enough alcohol and body to keep the nice hops from disappearing. Really nice. Better than Substance, which (along with inconsistency) I find to have a weird onion thing going on sometimes. The spice here, however, is spot-on.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure where the disconnect is... It smells like a very complex DIPA, but tastes like a very solid APA, maybe a bit watered down compared to others. The aftertaste is Dank and strong, I didn't expect it to be this good. Wish I bought more! Poured from a can purchased/sealed on 3/25/16, enjoyed in a tulip on 3/29/16.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Argento
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Funknik
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of illpass78
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 oz. on tap at the brewery.

Appearance: Hazy straw with a big while head.

Aroma: Tropical fruit, rye, honey, pepper.

Taste: Whoooooaaaaaa dude. This is a great hoppy rye. Mango note hits first followed by pepper spice. More pine and fruit notes from the hops. Slight honey note. Really good.

Mouthfeel: Super easy on the palate despite pretty heavy hops and super flavor.

Overall: Stop what you're doing right now and go find this beer. If anyone else is getting the last can, powebomb them in the beer aisle. Super good.

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Photo of sozzcpa
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samact
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ross_Marshall
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Turbid, Golden orange in color. Orange, tangerine, tangelo, citrus zest and pith. Bright and fruity. Orange juice. Dank and a little spicy. Shorter, slightly dry finish. Real solid.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gerardes
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LUX from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 495 ratings