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Bissell Brothers The Substance Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
American Hopped Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1476) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Poured from a can. Aroma has a light cracker malt backbone. Moderate hop notes with some pineapple, tropical fruit and melon. Some light citrus and moderate dank notes balance out the fruit. Pours a very murky, pale straw color with a medium sized, moderately thick, white head that exhibits good retention as it slowly recedes. Medium high lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet but rather dry with some cracker and bready notes. Moderately strong bitterness that lingers in the finish. Moderately strong hop flavors with melon, mango, tropical fruit, light citrus notes, and moderate dank and resinous notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, but I was expecting a bit more hops for a NE IPA. A solid beer though and very tasty, but ugly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Can thanks to DanFooFaa. Nose is super earthy, citrus, and lightly floral hop forward. No caramel or messy stuff noted. Can is silver and cold. Taste is initially full of floral and lightly tropical hoppy flavors. Mid palate shows of some crackery malt. A touch of sweetness, but not caramel. Then finishes with more earthy hope flavors and bitterness. Overall a damn good drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Can shared at CBC Clapham, 2/10/2015. Many thanks to Scopey for this one. Murky yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting sticky white head. Aroma is spicy hop, white wheat, sticky hop with a little lemon. Flavour is composed of straw pithy lemon, wheat and grassy hop. Palate is grainy, highish carbonation to drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pounder can shared at the WWWW beer tasting at iphonephan’s. Murky yellow with small white head. Brite citrus and pine hops. Really well balanced and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2015
16oz can pours a hazy orange with a large white head. big hoppy citrus taste with a pine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Can share at Route CBC, many thanks to Paul. Cloudy pale orange, big foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet toffee, peach, some banana, a little rubbery. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is sodawater, flowers, soft citrus and peach with a dry finish. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6147) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Courtesy of mrebeks

Can: The aroma consists of moderate dank hops, citrus, pine, and a touch of lemon peel. It’s a hazy dull yellow with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and tropical fruits. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, lemon peel, and a hint of dank notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Confusing seeing the color. Yellow foggy with white head. Draft at Bull Feeneys in Portland Maine. White fluffy head. Biter and citrus fruits. Doesn't taste like u would think. Good though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Dry. Hazy yellow. Big bright aroma - grapefruit, tropical, and a touch of pine. Big n juicy in aroma and flavor. Moderately bitter and juicy throughout. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
2nd October 2015
Craft Clapham. Can share. Route 66 event with most of the London crew. Thanks to Paul . Cloudy yellowish - gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy, dry and crisp. Minerals. Light seltzer. Thin malts. Some creamy sweetness. Bitter piney hops. Little yellow grpaefruit. Some citric pith and orange. Dry finish. A bit dry but bright hops.

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