Nothing Gold
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #88
Ranked #384
4.43 | pDev: 6.55%
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
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Notes: DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.
Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 448 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can I picked up at the brewery about 2 weeks ago.

Pours totally opaque yellow orange golden in color, thick white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Big hop aroma, tropical fruits. Taste starts a bit sweet but finishes with more balance. The firat two cans I drank had a bit of a hop burn finish, this one is better, I guess with a little more time since canning. Full bodied mouthfeel.

Sep 08, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, completely opaque, matte, drab orange color. Two to three finger head forms on the beer, dissipates and then settles in with just a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Aroma has notes of mango, papaya, orange, with a strong, overly ripe character. There is a bit of a certain dankness to the beer with grassy, weedy, vegetal notes coming through.

Taste follows the nose with notes of overly ripe fruits - mango, papaya, peach, orange - before giving way to a strong vegetal, weedy hop finish. The vegetal character is not very enjoyable for me and takes away from everything else which is otherwise nice. Feel is medium bodied, fuller, and a bit heavier. Lighter carbonation but with a prickly feel to it.

Overall this is decent - the strong vegetal notes I was getting from this were just not what I want from my beer.

Aug 30, 2021
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Whyteboar from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Able to try this thanks to an LIF associated with BIF 13 and WunderLlama.
Poured much murkier than expected, almost like apricot juice with a 1/2” head of tight but soft white head.
The aroma was excellent, citrus and fruit (mango or papaya) and just crisp. Very nice.
The taste followed the aroma but ended it a hoppy bitter bite which lingers on the tongue. Certainly not unpleasant, just incongruous with the flavors. But with all the hops in there, they have to come out somewhere!
The feel is ideal for the appearance.
OA, really enjoyed this and glad I got to try it. Good beer!

Aug 28, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a pint glass

Hazy orange murk bomb creates a pencil thick off white foamy cap , good retention , clingy lacings and a solid island are the result

DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.

Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, flowery

Taste is papaya , caramelized citrus rind,flowery

Mouthfeel is heavy, full, creamy with a hop bite on the finish

Good beer

Aug 15, 2021
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LouistheXXIV from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired in a trade, but lost in the beer fridge; 16 oz can dated 9/22/20 and poured into a nonic pint glass; pours brownish-orange with one finger of white, lingering head; not extremely thick and juicy on pour; still smells of fresh fruits, especially melon; taste of melon and bitter grapefruit on tongue; medium mouthfeel; not earth-shattering, but even after four months, this is a solid NEIPA! Would love to try this fresh.

Feb 06, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a murky pale orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that leaves some lacing behind before settling into a ring around the glass

S- mango and ripe melon up front, followed by orange and grapefruit zest. grassy undertones

T- super juicy orange and tangerine up front is complimented by some zest grapefruit. Mid-palate brings out tropical notes of mango, cantaloupe, passionfruit and pineapple. The finish gives more juicy citrus that continues into the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish

O- this one is bursting with fresh, juicy citrus and tropical hop notes throughout, with a perfect mouthfeel to compliment

Nov 27, 2020
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 7/21/20. Burnt orange in color, white head and decent amount of lacing.

Lots of tropical fruits indicative of these types of NE NIPAs- mango, pineapple, guava. Flavors of the same up front- really enjoyable. Those flavors give way to an astringent bite- a kind of pepperiness, somewhat burnt. Not completely unpleasant but not as smooth a transition from start to finish like some of the super hazy juicy NE IPAs I’ve had.

Really good beer though. Glad I picked it up!

Jul 27, 2020
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super cloudy, gray-hued dark orange. Two fat fingers of antique white head that are borderline sandy in color. Moderate retention and very thick lacing.

Creamy orange, mango, cantaloupe and pepper in the nose.

The fruit juice continues up front and mid-palate in the taste, followed by an herbal / vegetal finish that has a burnt, almost ashy quality that lingers into the aftertaste.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel with strong, prickly carbonation that has no problem punching through.

Higher quality than most New England DIPAs in terms of the pop and balance of the flavors. The heavy carb and hop burn strike me as a tad abrasive though.

Jul 18, 2020
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bret27 from California

3.53/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

17 day can from jeffreed61.
L: dark mango juice. Minimal white head.
S: mango, vegetal, spices.
T: Stonefruit but with some grassy/dank/vegetal off-flavors I cant identify. I’m not sure if that’s intentional.
F: average. Little hop burn.
Overall: it’s an average-good hazy except for this vegetal top-ramen off flavor really bumps it down a notch. 1st beer from this brewery so unsure if this is a desired par for the course or a dud.

Jun 26, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this a while ago as it ended up in my massive queue that I'm still working my way through. Dated 9/07/18, this held up well over all of these months as it was easily the best beer that I've had from Bissell Brothers. Of course, this had the can design that hipsters love but the beer on the inside was just as praiseworthy as it didn't stay in my pint glass for very long!

Interesting pour to this beer as it had the typical look of a New England IPA - melon-hued, cloudy, and slick, enough head topped it off and all of the lacing was in the form of a thin but deep ring at the top of my pint glass. Juicy citrus, vanilla cream, soft hops, and cheese filled the nose as the taste burst fort with all of these in a near-perfect amount and proportion to each other. Deep forest, pine, weedy dankness, and lively bread spice could be felt in the taste as this was subtly, but wondrously deep and oh-so-easy to savor. Lively with hints of wheat and fruit underneath everything, this was fun to drink and went down as smoothly as any New England IPA that I've ever had.

The alcohol was well-hidden and the carbonation was present, but light enough to let the flavors shine through and linger. A peach and nectarine aftertaste had me wanting more as the heavier aspects of this didn't linger for very long. Very impressed with this beer as it has me wanting to go up to the Pine Tree State for another go-around! Highly recommended...

Jan 21, 2020
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mynie from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Writing this review from notes... where the hell did I have this? It says on tap? But where have I been within the last several weeks where Bissell Brothers is available?

Anyhow, it's a NEIPA. You know the drill. The pour looks like something from the bottom of the tank. The aroma is aggressively fruity. It smells like lots and lots of juice. Just, generic juice. It's a nice aroma. A thick aroma. A not-particularly-beer-like aroma.

Tastes good, but in a played out kind of way that is indistinguishable from about a hundred other beers you've tried over the past 4-5 years. Pineapple, generic citrus, minimal bitterness, goes does smooth. Whoopies

Jan 18, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy pours into a tulip glass with a very hazy golden-orange body and a one finger cap. The thick and foamy cap rises fast and dies slowly. Lacing forms with a few large webs.

S- Bright juicy hops that bring the stone fruit and the tropical fruits that are both ripe, nectary and fresh. Sweet juicy melon, nectarine, peach, bubble gum, dank herbs, papaya and floral hops. A touch of softer citrus fruits as well. Hints at moderate sweets and some cereal grains.

T- Takes on a bit of raw, green hop astringency but just a bit and retains most of the charm from the aroma with sweet mix of juicy tropical and stone fruits with some citrus, floral and herbal hop character as well. Melon, grapefruit, orange, peach and nectarine notes with hints of weed, onion, resin and tangerine. Hints of whole grains and cereal.

MF- Smooth and slightly creamy texture to a medium-light bodied 8% IPA. Carbonation just a bit lower than expected. Ends with a strong but not burning herbal bitterness.

Juicy sweet tropical fruits and some ripe, fresh stone fruits joined by dank, soft citrus and floral hops. A bit powdery but overall just fine.

Oct 31, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned 9-16-19, opened 10-10-19.
1" white head on an opaque orange juice colored beer. Short retention and settles at a cap after a minute or two.
Pineapple, mango, orange, guava...tropical fruits galore.
Juice...all the fruits...pure hops, the only other thing I can detect is a sweatiness - maybe yeast driven? All fruit - tropical and citrus. Pineapple, orange, lime, mango, guava, papaya...trying to think of's all here.
Full body, soft mouthfeel, low bitterness...medium length finish full of fruit. Hint of alcohol heat.
Very good. This is full of flavor and super super drinkable at 8.2%...smooth.

Oct 11, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

Hazy orange NEIPA appearance with the classic explosive dank citrus aromas I associate with Bissell. Flavors are pithy and moderately astringent, balanced by a faint sweetness from the pale malts. Citra and Amarillo are both here in spades. Crisp mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Not the must unique of DIPAs that I've had, but can't complain


Sep 23, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a 12 oz serving at the Tap House in Old Port, Maine on 9-5-19 for around $5.00.

Beer was served a cloudy orange with a very nice white head that left some lacing.

Nose is stone fruit and citrus forward, very nice.

Taste is of grapefruit and pine, papaya and mango over a good sized but light malt base. Finish was a touch of pine and rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light bodied and very refreshing.

Overall an excellent NEDIPA, very happy i was able to have a draft version!

Sep 05, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

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

On tap, pours a very hazy orange-gold. Smell and taste are out-of-this-world good, lots of citrus, tropical fruits and earthy herbs. Nice feel, drinks like a lower ABV beer. Wonderful.

Aug 23, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nothing Gold pours a murky, burnt orange with a tight and complex head that lingers nicely with excellent lacing retention. The smell is a combination of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose with an earthy hop bite. The taste is smooth on the palette with papaya, nectarine and melon coming to the forefront. Some mild hop undertones but a clean and fresh aftertaste.

Jul 04, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold-orange color with a dense and creamy bright white head, aromas and flavors excellent - pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. Smooth with piney character and slight tinge of heavier alcohol.

Jun 27, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This popped up surprisingly at my local beer shop so I immediately grabbed it because I've enjoyed the Bissell beer's I've had so I had faith in this one. It poured out as a slightly hazy golden color with a white head on top. The smell coming out of the can was pretty intense, the aroma from the glass it's quite as potent but still very nice. The taste have a good juicy flavor with subtle bitterness. The feel is very nice. Overall it's a great beer and was stoked to see it locally.

Jun 14, 2019
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

-Spiegealu ipa glass, bought fresh from the truck. nice.

A: Milky orange is dense, dank and juicy, accompanied by a dirty white foam head, one inch, with a bready and porous nature. The coloring is lactose heavy induced, breakfast juice like, very calming, and milky, an almost pink grapefruit-orange tint, that was absolutely beautiful to behold, making it an almost shame to drink. A very rare perfect rating appearance from me.

S: Sweet peaches and lime are met with tropical pineapple and pear juice. Lightly tart, very refreshing and balanced. Fresh and juicy, tangy aroma is pleasing and smoothing with some beautiful citrus and grapefruit juice to round out.

T: The flavor was tart pineapple-orange, tangy and juicy, lightly tart, very well balanced and blended with some sweetened grapefruit and citrus juiciness. Passion fruit brightens things up with some peaches and white grapes along with some honeydew. Fruity and very smooth, an almost smoothie like flavor, well blended and balanced as with the nose, very flavor forward with a damp citrus flower hop bite in the back end.

M: Creamy mouthful, smoothie like, milky depth, with clear lactose favored texture. Soft and very fullfilling.

O: Overall I went into this thinking, not another NEIPA, overplayed, had it before attitude, a result of the mass push breweries have been doing lately offering several different varieties in an overly competitive field. Boy was I every wrong on this one. Its getting harder and harder to stand out and against others, but this one sets a new gold standard and can easily be mentioned in the same sentence as the Headys, SOS's, and Treehouses' of the industry. From its world class model looks, to its well blended flavor and milky mouthful Nothing Gold is nothing short of perfection. Dank tropical and will expand the New England Region style a bit further north to Maine which instantly puts this brewery on the map. I almost feel I am doing a slight injustice by not giving this all 5's, but the perfect 5 flavor should sum this up just fine.

Jun 12, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint can dated 10/12/18 poured into a tulip at 44F.

Pours a very hazy, turbid dark orange hue, darker than your "average" NEIPA. Two finger fluffy white head sticks around for quite awhile. Sticky lacing. Looks like juice. Good sign.

Nose is big juicy tropical hops. Passionfruit, mango, some pineapple, a little guava. There's some good citrus coming through, primarily orange, but some grapefruit impressions too. A little bit of dankness, but this is mostly juice. There also this bright green, herbaceous hoppy note that just sings.

Palate follows the nose in most ways, but the citrus moves more towards grapefruit. The dankness also really comes out. That sticky, resinous hop profile. Not terribly malt heavy. It's there, and give just a kiss of sweetness, but this is a hop heavy brew. A low to moderate bitterness cuts in mid palate, and drys things out pretty well, into the finish. There's this exotic flavor that I cannot seem to place. It shines pretty bright too. It reminds me of a type of fruit, I think. An exotic fruit. I just can't put my finger on it. Gives a nice added layer of juicy hop complexity. This is damn good.

Mouthfeel is creamy and soft. It's not quite Tree House velvet gelato, but it is very soft and smooth. A good NEIPA feel. Carbonation is spot on. It's got some very nice effervescence that lifts it up a notch. Overall, the feel is juicy, soft, and ultimately dry.

Overall, this is a fantastic New England IPA. My first can from Bissell, and I will definitely buy this again, and this has given me the push I needed to visit the brewery to get my hands on some more of their stuff. With a beer like this, these guys are going to make it. Definitely try this if you have the opportunity.

Nov 01, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 10/03/18. Served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a seriously turbid, dull pineapple-orange-gold with two-plus fingers of lathery head. Retention is very good, leaving a loose webbery of gobby lacing.

Moderately robust nose of pineapple, cantaloupe and green leafy things.

Taste falls into the category of 'little bit of everything.' Starts out all fruit basket and cat pee, gets all spruce and sappy in the middle, ends with big grapefruit, juice and rind, and green tree leaves. Dank, rank and earthy, noticeable maltiness but with the bitterness dial still set at about two-thirds.

Feel is dense and doughy, juicy, medium-hefty bodied with bright carbonation.

Overall, initially, a bit of a mixed bag for me. There is an overwhelming shock-and-awe quality to the hopping that sent my palate into sensory over-load for most of the first can and turned my fingernails and toenails grey. Eventually I realized that, no, that is, in fact, pretty much exactly what I want from a NEDIPA and I totally grooved on the next can.

Oct 05, 2018
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etipton04 from Florida

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: beautiful can, looks like a monster energy drink. Pours a nice hazy yellowish orange. Although head is very minimal.
S: strong on citrus and a hint of tropical and I swear a touch of pepper, maybe that’s the above 8 ABV
T: tastes like the nose with citrus oranges and finishes with a sharp but not unwanted burn. Not an alcohol burn, once again it is more like a touch of pepper on the back of the tongue and throat. Lovely a few sips in.
F: could use just a little more creaminess. Mouthfeel is medium to medium - and that makes this a nice easy drinker.
O: just did a side by side with Tree House Haze. This wins hands down. Is not quite as good as Tree House Green was but tastes like monkish foggy window. I will give this an A. Point scale I’d say 97.5/100

Aug 22, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

mega hazed gold-orange color with a dense and creamy bright white head, immense lacing. aromas and flavors are excellent, plenty of pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. very smooth and soft with a touch of doughy malts and green herbal and piney character. slight tinge of booze is the only thing keeping this from being a 4.75+ beer.

Aug 16, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at the brewery
Big pillow head, nice lacing, murky orange color

Nose big hops, loads of citrus and tropical, a bit of pith and doughy grassy wheat malt, orange juice, mango sherbet, papaya, little pine and melon rind, faint unripe peach and stone fruit

Taste starts with mild sweet malt, biscuity toasty and a little paper doughy pithy, mild fusel alcohol notes, mild bitterness as loads of soft juicy citrus and tropical again, big orange juice, mango sherbet, papaya, again mild unripe white peach and stone fruit, alcohol brings a mild licorice thing, melon rind, touch of mint and pine late, drier sticky finish bit more alcohol

Mouth is med to heavier bod, little soft juicy nice carb and some warming fusel alcohol

Overall not bad, great hops but the malts and fusel alcohol get a little dicey

Aug 10, 2018
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