Nothing Gold
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #74
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
98
Ranked #355
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.31%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
436
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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  53
Gots
  94
SCORE
98
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Notes: DIPA brewed with Citra, Equinox, and Amarillo hops.
Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 436 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Boccu from New York

4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Jun 17, 2016
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stoumi from California

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Reds76 from Maine

5/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Jun 13, 2016
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remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

Jun 19, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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

Oct 23, 2017
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lovindahops from New York

4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Sep 13, 2017
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RichD from Rhode Island

4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 09, 2019
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BillSheehan318 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 23, 2018
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Jun 20, 2016
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Jklane from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 09, 2018
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caahare from West Virginia

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

Jul 11, 2019
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Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 09, 2017
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bozbirdski99 from Massachusetts

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

Jun 25, 2018
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GNRoofDawg from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 02, 2017
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Kevin_ipaking1 from Rhode Island

4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 31, 2018
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 22, 2016
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TroutBum1 from New Hampshire

4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 19, 2018
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Didier from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Jul 27, 2017
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etipton04 from Florida

4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
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

Aug 22, 2018
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 06, 2016
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Mattk24 from Massachusetts

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

Aug 21, 2018
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Hakman from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 15, 2019
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 17, 2016
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benbowski from Switzerland

4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 08, 2018
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 436 ratings