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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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From:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #181
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
97
Ranked #637
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.53%
Ratings:
571
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 02, 2022
Added:
Jun 30, 2015
Wants:
  100
Gots:
  170
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: An all Australian double dry hopped double IPA
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4.43 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Jun 02, 2022
 
4.35 by brewskis from Indiana on May 03, 2022
 
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Apr 11, 2022
 
4.39 by TangoJuliet from New York on Mar 08, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beers-es from Virginia

From a 3.5-week-old can, pours a deep, glowing orange. Dense off-white head leaves lots of lacing. Smell and taste have layers of tropical fruits, citrus, white grape, earthy herbs and resin. Feel is smooth with just the right amount of substance. First-rate NEIPA.

Feb 01, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a elongated tulip glass. Canned Nov 23rd 2021.

Milky and slightly turbid juiced lemon custard yellow. Dollop creamed white head, rich at three fingers you could lather with a spoon. Sheet laced and island puck retention, very good looking Ne character not a sludge fest either.

Aroma is a delicious hop bonanza. Soft herbs and dank aromatic sweetness on the nose at first. There's a sweet cream like note bordering on vanilla also it seems. Touches just a hint of pithy grapefruit citrus also. Very pleasant and surprising. Fl

Palate is like lemon heat. Sharp hop bitterness totally unexpected in a creamed body. Hits with lime and earth and an excellent happy mid palate of spice. Aftertaste brings a pine earth like note that fills nicely. Lemon and pine bitterness like a tropical pine cone.

Really like this aggressive bitterness in this package which is a nice change from the sugar tropical neipa messes out there.

Dec 25, 2021
 
4.24 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Dec 22, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Oct 21, 2021
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 16oz can dated 8/14/21 into a weizen.

Pours an opaque yellowish, brownish orange with about two and a half fingers of off-white head. Incredible retention and lacing. This beer is perfect looking for the style.

Smells mainly of pine with some citrus in the background-oranges mostly. Perhaps a bit of pineapple.

Taste is a well balanced mix of juice and pine that really opens up as the beer warms.

Full-bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Nice bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation.

Overall, this is a great brew. Would put this right behind Swish as my favorite Bissell Brothers brew.

Sep 03, 2021
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1.64/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by FannYu from Taiwan

What's gotten into everyone's head with this one? IT'S LIKE ANY AMBER ALE ! or lighter. Except that this one (Reciprocal) costs more at $5 per can. If you do a blind taste test of this beer and an amber ale, I bet you won't taste much difference between the two. So what's gotten into everyone's head with this one? Maybe it's the Portland, ME popularity, maybe it's the buyer's bias- people buy something pricy they tend to believe that it's good stuff and turn off their clear judgement. Looks like most reviewers of this beer are from Northeast US or East coast same as Bissell Brothers. EXPAND YOUR BEER MAP.

Aug 28, 2021
 
4.54 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Aug 18, 2021
 
4.43 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 09, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

Really well-balanced IPA that straddles the line between fruit flavors (pineapple, tangerine, touch of mango) and dank, resinous notes. Nice lingering hop oils and bitterness without being too overpowering. Light mouthfeel. Lots going on and you need to let it wash over your palate to get the subtleties. The balance really lets the different flavors fade in and out throughout the session.

Jul 28, 2021
 
4.18 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jul 16, 2021
 
5 by KrissyKat6 from New York on Jul 11, 2021
 
4.5 by wekoontz from Maine on Apr 18, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TimG_0913 from Delaware

This is yummy. Very good flavor. Good brew

Feb 27, 2021
 
4.41 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Jan 25, 2021
 
4.4 by DrStiffington from New Jersey on Dec 04, 2020
 
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- 16oz can into an 8oz stange glass. The brew is a yellow to pale orange hue and is straight up murky. The cap is a sturdy one finger layer of frothy foam. A one cm sheet of lace at the top with drizzled webs coating the glass beneath that.

S- Fruity hop bomb and somewhat unique in the fact that it brings a pineapple explosion in the aroma. Pineapple juice opens up for tangerines, orange juice, mango, peach, melon and dank weed. Fresh OJ and pineapple juice works.

T- The pineapple and the orange fruity hops carry through nicely from the aroma and are joined by substantial grapefruit notes as well as a strong zesty citrus bitterness. Those three things are pretty dominant here but slight mango, tangerine, berry, grape and grainy bread here as well. Bitterness grows with each sip and it loses that great juicy vibe it had in the aroma.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a very crisp and zesty high level of carbonation. Foamy and frothy consistency and a pretty darn bitter finish.

The aroma was very exciting but a lot of the delicate and fruity aromas fall by the wayside in the flavor to overly bitter and sometimes green/harsh hop notes.

Nov 21, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Fresh can courtesy of SierraNevallagash.
Looks like a mango smoothie with creamy head and lacing.
Smells like Pine, resins, grass, orange, pineapple, mango.
Tastes like oranges/citrus, grassy, pineapple, Vinous notes, bitter resiny aftertaste.
Juicy + Thick + pillowy yet kind of dry bitter finish.
Definitely unique. Not “crushable.”

Oct 31, 2020
 
4.28 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 07, 2020
 
4.75 by Icka31 from Ohio on Sep 19, 2020
 
4.35 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Aug 31, 2020
 
4.58 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Aug 22, 2020
 
5 by RBorsato from Virginia on Aug 20, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a murky orange color with a two-finger foamy white head that has great retention

S- tropical and citrus hops on the nose with aromas of orange, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple and mint. Herbaceous undertones with a hint of mint to close it out

T- zesty and pithy citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine are followed by mango, passionfruit and melon. Leafy green, grassy and minty notes, before finishing with more citrus that continues into the linger

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

O- solid all around, a top notch example of the style

Aug 03, 2020
 
4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia on Jun 12, 2020
 
4.44 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Jun 10, 2020
 
4.84 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on May 21, 2020
 
4.25 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 17, 2020
 
4.62 by crotharagain from Rhode Island on Apr 25, 2020
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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Baileybeer32 from Georgia

Damn......all I’ll say

Apr 09, 2020
 
4.25 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on Apr 05, 2020
 
4.53 by Samnem from Georgia on Apr 04, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Sprayberry March 2020

This is what a NEIPA should taste like and look like. Leaning to the murky yellow side vs the glowing orangish, the taste of fruit is much more subtle here than the where the style has gone the last year or so. Only a slight hint of fruit, you’re pallet is immediately washed with lovely medicinal funk that approaches a chewy cheese rind. Love it. love it. Finish is smooth and crisp and with only a trace of a boozy burn in the finale.

Not for the fly-by-night hazy ipa crowd. This is the real deal.

Mar 30, 2020
 
4.35 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Mar 01, 2020
 
4.4 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Feb 08, 2020
Reciprocal from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
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