Style: New England-Style Pale & Session Ale
Bissell Brothers Baby Genius
What the brewers say
“A hoppy, hazy session beer. Eclectic and crushable. Hops: Citra, Ella, Topaz.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Up front are fruity notes of orange, starfruit, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Floral notes of iris emerge, with some light grassiness and a low danky resin behind it. The sweet and bready malt character hides behind the big hops notes.”
Flavor: “Bright, light, and crisp, with a dry hops bitterness and light fruitiness. The citrus hops flavors pop up front, with light lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Majorly juicy, like hops candy. Mild malt sweetness quickly drops off to a nice backend bitterness—it’s very clean and showcases the hops well. The body approaches thin, but that’s understandable at this ABV.”
Overall: “Total hops bomb with big citrus and a touch of floral aroma. It’s a fun choice of hops with lots of flavors, and the finish invites you to take the next sip. The bitterness is just enough to balance, and I could crush this over and over. A touch more body wouldn’t hurt it a bit, but it’s fantastic as-is.”
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