Nothing Gold
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #65
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
98
Ranked #329
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
408
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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
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Notes: DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 408
Reviews by beerthulhu:
Photo of beerthulhu
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Boccu
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours murky orange with a nice head that clings to the glass. Citrus and light hop aroma. Nice citrus start fresh juicy apricot light hints of pineapple with a pine to a hoppy finish. Very well made. Excellent double iPad.

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Photo of stoumi
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Reds76
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apricot hop bomb. Amazing thick mouthfeel. Slight spicy zing on the finish. Ridiculous beer. Thanks again BB! The description here is wrong - it's not spruce tip. Equinox, citra and Amarillo DIPA.

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnt amber color, hazy with a finger head. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Soft papaya, a hint of lemon rind, hops, and pine on the nose. Big, sweet and juicy tropical fruit flavors! There's some resin along with brown sugar and vanilla flavors. The bitter hops hit your tongue at first and then the soft, sweet flavors follow balancing the flavors beautifully. Full bodied with a creamy texture and smooth carbonation. My favorite Bissell Brothers yet!

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Murky and cloudy, the color of honey, with a two finger head of foam; nice persistence and a few shards of lacing

Smell: Dank papaya, melon and nectarine; citrus rind with a hint on green onion

Taste: The dank tones dominate, bringing citrusy bitterness; underneath, the papaya, melon and nectarine complement; the bitterness builds, through the middle, but does not overwhelm the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While I would like to get a stronger fruit profile to counter the citrusy bitterness, this is still quite nice

Thanks, marcrgrenier, for the opportunity

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Photo of lovindahops
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very thankful that this was brought back to me. I've wanted to try this for a while

A- ok this is hazy OJ in a glass. A perfect New England glow in a glass. Vibrant and bursting is the best description. Some nice cake like white lacing clasps to the side of my stemless Bissell glass. Inviting appearance is an understatement

S- pungent burst of papaya, tangerine, and orange juice. Extremity assertive yet still concentrated tropical themes burst out. That's the Amarillo baby! So exciting

T- coating and creamy oranges and mangos engulf your palate while stinging and collecting. It's just what you want with a New England DIPA. Impressive taste profile is an understatement

M- again creamsicle like effect on the palate. Just full of flavor

O- this is the best Bissell brew I've ever had. An orange creamsicle presentation is just outstanding. I'll make the trip to Maine for more soon enough

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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 BillSheehan318
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.85/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This has got to be the absolute worst looking DIPA on the planet..... Just a murky, brownish yellow haze, similar to like an glass of apple cider. Once you get past that the overall beer is fine. A nice balance of spruce and citrus both aromatically and the taste. Finishes on the bitter side.

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

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

Photo of Blaze5445
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bozbirdski99
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GNRoofDawg
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevin_ipaking1
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroutBum1
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Didier
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of etipton04
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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Photo of Dizzy242
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattk24
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hakman
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Nothing Gold from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 408 ratings