Updated for 2016: Bissell Brothers changed the yeast strain they were using across all their beers and I feel it has improved the beers. The more recent releases of Swish have been even better than they were last year making it one of the most sought after DIPAs in Maine.
Original review: I tried both batch 1 and batch 2 of Swish and I am glad I waited for the second batch before writing this review. Not sure if my palate was off for the first batch but batch 2 was much more of what I expected from the Bissell’s.
Swish pours a pale orange, color is actually a little lighter than the photo and certainly on the lighter side for a double IPA. Aroma is strong and filled with tropical fruits; pineapple, grapefruit. Taste has lots going on with layers and layers of hops; grapefruit, passionfruit and pineapple flavors being the most prominent. A fair amount of bitterness in the finish.
Overall very impressed with Swish from Bissell Brothers and glad this one will be available for the next few months.
Pros: Big hop aroma and flavor
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Bissell Brothers
Brewers Description: The double IPA we have dreamed about.
availability: october through april
Hops: mosaic, citra, simcoe, apollo
Malts: 2-row, golden promise, flaked wheat