Assume Positive Intent
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #549
Ranked #13,517
4.15 | pDev: 5.06%
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Assume Positive Intent is a Pale Ale brewed with Maine Grown 2-Row Barley and Maine Malted Oats, hopped with Sabro, Southern Passion, and Callista hops from around the globe.

Artwork by Bissell Brothers' amazingly talented beer server Nico Lebarge.
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Photo of digboy
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark orange gold with a off white head. Aroma is pungent lightly sweet tropical fruit and citrus. Taste has papaya and floral unripe orange with a pepper finish. The Sabro coconut flavor comes out more after it breathes. Very nice touch. Feel is very soft with low bitterness.

Very good offering. Not as good as reciprocal or swish but has that same tangy punch to it.

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Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Big aromas of melons, zesty lime peel peel, green candy, strawberry. Super zest heavy. Key lime, little orange. Very nice papaya and tropical notes. Incredibly complex and aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with very nice citrus peel and zest. Nice light tropical notes. Really greener grits fruits, under ripe. Light strawberry as well with a little key lime.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is on the thin side. Comes across as a little watery.

O - Overall this was a solid enough apa. The hops here are really unique, excellent strawberry, under ripe tropical fruits. Just needs a better body.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud, canned 12/14/18
Light fizzy head, no retention or lacing, murky hazy carrot orange colour

Nose big citrus tropical mix, green tropical, big zest, young passion fruit and papaya, little melon, mango puree, little tangerine, key lime, strawberry, tons of fruits, hint of honey, creamy malty malt

Taste big green hops, spicy pithy tons of rind, citrus more lime zest little green orange, young pineapple, little green strawberry, papaya passion fruit and mango skin, melon, soft juicy base malt, little sweet malt creamy wheat maybe flaked oats, touch of briny zest late,

Mouth is med bod but thin feeling, soft very creamy chalky and super light carb

Overall very nice, so many complex hops that add a very unique character, wish there was a bit more carb to make it pop and mouth in general was better

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings