Nothing Gold
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #118
Ranked #484
4.41 | pDev: 6.8%
Mar 19, 2023
May 28, 2015
Nothing GoldNothing Gold
Notes: DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a super-hazed gold/honey with one finger of cream colored head. Pretty good lacing & head retention

S: Plenty of oranges, papaya, fades a touch as this beer warms up.

T: Grapefruit, tangerine, lime & a little dryness, plus some kiwi fruit up front. Dryness & straight juice as this beer warms up, also passion fruit & green melon. Finishes mostly bitter, grapefruit, lime, blood orange & dryness. some citric acidity as well

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, great balance

Very much the juice, bomb; I do like them a little sweeter, but feel lucky to have tried this. ABV is well hidden
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.77 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Not all that glimmers is gold, but that's hard to believe with Bissell Brother's Imperial Hazy IPA. Brewed with Citra, Equinox and Amarillo hops, their beer has enough complex identity, a unique flavors profile and not bogged down to muddled hops flavors. Yep, everything looks golden from here!

Nothing Gold kicks off with a deep goldenrod hue, basically opaque from its heavy silt and cream. As a stark-white froth builds upon the rim, the high aroma of citrus, melon, herb, tropical fruit and marmalade creates a curious and complex perfume. Sweet and creamy on the tongue, a heavy coat of cereal, pastry and honey locks onto the early palate.

As the fruit flavors from hops roll into the flavor mix, the grains show a slow fade and keep the session plump, creamy and flavorful through the middle palate. Trending rife with orange, peach, apricot, red grapefruit, papaya and cantaloup are but a few of the flavors found in the fruit cocktail created on the tastebuds. A late step into bitterness is smooth and balancing with suggestions of cedar, spruce, sassafras, hemp, tea and peppery resins.

Full bodied and seeming like bitter poundcake on the palate, the beer treads on the malty side of malty-dry and with a medium-long linger of fruit peels, gin-like botanicals and bellini.
Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.73 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can dated 8/30/22
Grapefruit colored and white soapy head
Aroma of mango and pineapple with hints of citrus rind
Taste is fruity slightly sour and dankish
Mouthfeel is astringent up front to a lingering slightly bitter citrus finish. There is a tiny bit of alcohol burn
Overall it’s a tasty on the bitter side juice bomb, drinks fairly easy and refreshing
Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by cambabeer from New York

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by zahara15 from Vermont

Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.67 by Rick_S from New York

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 8/02/22, purchase cuz it was the freshest in the store. Twas a good choice!

Lots, exorbitant amounts, of sweet citrus with hints of mango and pineapple. Moderately dank with a little hop burn at the exhale. Damn good.
Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by cdarezz

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by kbrown from Ohio

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. White head with lace. Hazy golden orange.

A bit of sweetness. Mango, melon, papaya. Peach yogurt. Earthy hoppy bitterness. Reminds me a bit of Blackstack.

Solid, but a bit of abv shows and a bit touch too green (bitter).
Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One month old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a full and hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. No floaters.

Smell: Orange and mango are dominating here with lemon and pineapple also in the mix.

Taste: Citrus-forward with notes of orange and grapefruit (both ripe, but not overripe). Medium sweetness, slightly bitter and not zesty at all. Hints of mango and pineapple are also popping up here and there. White grapes, too.

Feel: Very fresh and juicy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: At first glance, I expected it to be much sweeter and more tropical than citrusy, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. Highly crushable yet full and complex DIPA with a clear focus on citrus fruits. Probably one of the fruitiest and juiciest IPAs I've had so far. Great beer.
May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by mvogt from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Decent white head, opaque dull orange. Great lacing. Looks like a NEIPA from Central Casting.

Sweet aroma with lots of mango, maybe a little dank as it warms.

But whoa! So much more to the flavor. Plenty of juice - different fruits are taking turns - but it's balanced by a sharp bitter note (positive) and a bit of alcohol burn. The sip does not go out quietly. The bitterness and a subdued fruity note linger. Finally, it fades to grapefruit pith.

Moderate carbonation works well to support all this flavor. The mid-sip sweetness is nice and smooth, but after a few swallows my mouth feels oddly acid-washed. Oh well, small price to pay.

Overall: Dang, these guys are good at what they do.
Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Steve_Niz from Montana

2.22/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
The beer pours a opaque dark orange. Aroma and taste is of orange and mango, overwhelmingly fruity. Little hop bitterness and an unpleasant sweetness. Lingering and unpleasant after taste that I cannot quit describe. Despite the ridiculously high price of this beer I will be giving the last two cans away or pouring them down the drain.
Apr 22, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by Willy17 from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big, frothy, off-white head, with excellent retention and lacing. Body is a dark orange, tinged with a touch of brown, completely opaque in thicker portions of the glass, and barely translucent in thinner portions.

Very hoppy aroma (surprise!), with a nice balance of tropical and citrus fruit, some bright, sharp herbs, and a mild dank note. Intimations of orange, mango, papaya, cream, pineapple, and melon - in some order.

Creamy and juicy on the nose; moderately sweet with a touch of grainy malt. Flavor follows the nose, along with a slightly more earthy and pungent dankness, but it still falls on the mild to light-moderate side. Not quite as leafy, brightly herbal as the nose, but there's still an aspect of that, going along with fruitier notes of orange, lemon zest, melon, mango, papaya, peach, and pineapple. Nice amount of bitterness.

Creamy with very little bite; drinks like an imperial IPA, but very smooth. Just a bit of alcohol heat, roughly appropriate for modern NE-style IIPAs. Semi-dry finish, resulting in a fairly long aftertaste that morphs as the alcohol effervescently dissipates and the majority of hop flavor recedes, leaving behind a more herbal bitterness, effectively readying you for the next sip.
Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by RachaelP73 from Maine

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
IMHO this is by far the very best DIPA I have ever drank. I am not traditionally am IPA fan however, the hops are not overbearing in this brew. The fruit which tastes like mango, grapefruit and maybe orange has a clean finish and makes you want to keep going back for more! Super smooth, hazy with a creamy head. Subtle sweet oats also are quite palatable! If you need a smooth, not overly hoppy DIPA, this is your brew!!! 5 star beer!! Well done Bissel.
Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by brewstervt from Maine

Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by Burt from Rhode Island

Oct 27, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by APL from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautifully hazy golden orange with a creamy off white head that is Velcro on the glass. Gorgeous beer. The nose is crammed full of dank citrus notes, with mandarin oranges, grapefruit rind, and mango most prominent. I’m officially salivating.

The oranges and grapefruit are forward on the taste, with a decent amount of mango mid palate, and a substantial sweet oat flavor at the back of the palate. This is my hazy DIPA sweet spot.

The mouthfeel is full with a prickly drying note that is welcome. I’m a big fan of Bissell, and this beer is an example of why that is so, because this is done exceptionally well, IMHO. World class stuff.
Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
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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