Nothing Gold | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#285
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
358
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
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49
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Photo of moltch
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichD
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hughesm12
4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddie729
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is what it is. My favorite Bissell Bros. brew.

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4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
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
4.5/5

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Nothing Gold from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 358 ratings