Our last stop out of Portland was at Bissell Brothers. I had visited their old location, but was excited to see the new one. Here’s what I had there.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine and the seat of Cumberland County. Portland’s population was 66,417 as of 2018. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine’s total population, making it the most populous metropolitan area in northern New England (an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) and the 106th-largest in the United States. Portland’s economy relies mostly on the service sector and tourism. The Old Port district is known for its 19th-century architecture and nightlife. Marine industry still plays an important role in the city’s economy, with an active waterfront that supports fishing and commercial shipping. The Port of Portland is the largest tonnage seaport in New England. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which is a reference to the recoveries from four devastating fires. Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland, Dorset. In turn, the city of Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine Portland itself comes from the Old English word Portlanda, which literally means ‘land surrounding a harbor.'”
Random: Bissell Brothers did a great job of constructing their new building. I just wish parking was free.
The beer poured with a one finger, loose white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left little lacing on the glass. The body was a bright orange-yellow and cloudy. Not much carbonation was visible. The nose was fragrant with lots of apricot and peach that quickly went into green melon. The taste was bright and had a lot of peach and apricot, but some pineapple as well. There was a touch of pine, but the fruit was dominant. The body was medium heavy with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tropical fruit. As expected, this beer was excellent and I was glad that I finally got a chance to try it.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0