Pine Tree Agronomics
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #839
Ranked #8,693
4.21 | pDev: 3.8%
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Very Good
Pine Tree AgronomicsPine Tree Agronomics
Notes: Our first all Maine IPA which features Cascade and Nugget hops (whole cone and pelletized) from the The Hop Yard, grains from Maine Malt House and Maine Grains, and is fermented with maple syrup from Sawyer's Maple.
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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine Tree Agronomics pours a light and semi-opaque pale yellow with a 2 finger white soapy head that leaves some spiderweb lacing on the glass. The smell is dominated by lemon and citrus flavors of grapefruit with some vest, a light biscuity malt and a hint of floral. The very floral with a light citrus with some lemon peel zest. Don't pick up the maple syrup.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can with an illegible date stamp - 09/something-with-a-five-in-it. Note: my can says 6% abv, not the 7.5% noted above. Served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a hazy super-pale yellow-gold with a scant two fingers of soft, soapy, snowy white head. Retention is excellent, leaving a thick solid cap and a curtain of shaving cream-like lacing.

A sharp, yeasty nose of lemony, flowery citrus.

Taste follows the nose, lemonade and lemon-vanilla sugar cookies, sweet orange and orange flowers. Initially on the sweet side, hop oily lemon zest and pine begin to build but, all in all, bitterness remains fairly low.

Feel is crisp, clean and quenching, medium-light bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, a very most excellent, super-easy drinking IPA. I LOVE beers like this. I could easily go months with nothing but this in the fridge.

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Photo of digboy
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours yellow gold with a white head. Leaves a little lacing. Nose is subdued by Bissell standards - a bit of yeast and piney citrus.

Taste has notes of earthy pine and citrus over a light malt, not too sweet. This continues into the finish.

Feel is soft with a bit of cabonation that buzzes the tongue in the finish. Not really bitter.

This is a good, clean tasting beer overall. The soft feel is not like their other ales, maybe a little more crisp.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 9/25/18 and poured into Carton Dubvariant glass.

L: Semi-hazy pale straw color with visible carbonation bubbles. Light fluffy 2F head, not much retention or lacing.

S: I get lots of grapefruit and pine, with light biscuit malts.

T: Follows nose. Grapefruit and citrus peel up front. Light malts. Not really picking up any of the maple syrup. Piney finish (in there somewhere?). Pretty neutral.

F: Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Very good construction and balance. Drinks even easier than it should.

O: Drinks like a light session ale. I like it.

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Photo of thebeers
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy light orange with three fingers of gold tinted head that recede slowly and leave heavy lacing.

Pine, orange, pineapple, nuts and caramel in the nose, with a little spicy herbal note behind.

Less fruity tasting. There's a hint of maple sweetness throughout, a slight woody nuttiness and slight pine flavor, along with a moderately bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a certain creamy slickness to the feel that's cut by strong carbonation.

I was expecting an in-your-face pine tree assault, but actually the pine was much more reserved. The woody character came through more, along with some great watered-down, creamy maple sweetness.

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Photo of strohme2
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Assumed fresh can poured into tulip.
Pours a murky, hazy amber orange with smallish 1/2 finger head.
The nose is sweet orange, floral and peach. Taste is similar. Sweet orange and tangerine, light pine tree, cracker malts. Finishes dry and crisp.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an exceptional beer, kudos to the bissell brothers on this one. It really does remind me of a cold crisp night in Maine. The only thing holding this one back is the earthy notes overpower the hops, I taste more yeast than anything on the finish. It is delicious nonetheless, and I really enjoyed it. Wish there was more of a maple taste, but it comes through on the aftertaste in a coincidentally syrup-like way.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque, deep amber orange color with 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head. The head has moderate retention, leaving some sticky cobwebs of lace before settling into a thick foam resting like a pillow on top of the beer. Gorgeous color.

The aroma is quite herbal and floral, with notes of pears and sweet orange citrus. There's also a faint peach note on the back end, followed by a subtle wave of pine needles.

The flavor follows the nose up front: Very floral and herbal, followed by oranges, tangerines, and pears. Some cereal grains come through in the middle before a kiss of maple syrup coats the tongue. Finishes subtly spicy. Perhaps a tad muddled, but still very good.

The feel is medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. The maple syrup makes the finish slightly sticky and exceptionally dry.

Overall, a great IPA that is full of flavor and definitely brings the taste of Maine to your lips. Hope to see this one around more often.

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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings