My trips to Maine this summer included a variety of brewery stops, I made an effort to mix in old favorites, newer places that I had visited once or twice, and a couple completely new to me breweries. One favorite that I didn’t get a chance to visit this summer was Bissell Brothers. Fortunately, I had another trip up to Maine planned in October for my college rugby club reunion, and I made a point to stop at Bissell with a few of my friends on my way to Brunswick. In addition to enjoying a couple of beers at the brewery, I brought a mixed case of beers to go, and then came home with some additional beer that a buddy bought and couldn’t bring back on his flight. So my fridge is loaded with Bissell beers, a nice mix of old favorites and a few new-to-me selections. One of the beers I hadn’t tried in the past was Nothing Gold, a double IPA that Bissell originally brewed to celebrate their move from Industrial Way to their current brewery at Thompson’s Point. Bissell Brothers Nothing Gold is brewed with Citra, Amarillo and Eukanot hops and is available on a rotating basis on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Bissell Brothers Nothing Gold pours murky light orange with a solid off-white head. The aroma features a big burst of fruity hops. The flavor is also hop forward, notes of mango, passion fruit, and peach along with a mild and soft bitterness, very much a NEIPA. A sturdy malt backbone adds balance along with hints of bread dough and crackers. Nothing Gold is full-bodied but drinks pretty easy for a beer with 8.2% ABV. The finish is crisp with plenty of lingering hop flavor. This is another excellent Bissell Brothers IPA, I am really glad I was able to swing by the brewery and stock up the beer fridge! Hoppy Boston score: 4.5/5.
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