Bison Organic Kermit The Hop - Bison Brewing

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dodgerrigo77 on 03-15-2014

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by HoppySeb:
Photo of HoppySeb
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a Teku glass.

After pouring gently into the glass, the appearance is good with an inch thick head and a light amber to amber color.

Aroma is dominated by that of hops and pine - pine as you'd smell walking through the woods, also present are citrus in the form of fresh tangerine and a sweet malty wrapper all around.

The taste is pretty in-line with the aroma. The residual bitterness after every sip may be a bit strong compared to other IIPAs, but it is still quite enjoyable nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is great, medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation that supports the flourishing of its taste. Think of a carbonated fresh squeezed, filtered fruit juice.

This is a very enjoyable IIPA that I would definitely purchase again. I have not enjoyed every organic beer (or wine for that matter) that I've tried - but I must say that this one is pretty solid. What will be interesting (based on the organic nature) is to see if they can keep it consistent batch after batch.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy pint glass a chill hazed lighter golden with a lacey half finger white head atop.Some citrusy hops and sugary sweetness in the nose,the sweetness seems pretty big.The sweetness is really not big at all on the palate,citric and bitter hops dominate with some sugary sweetness lingering in the finish,the alcohol gets bigger as I drink more.A solid DIPA from hippies out in Berkeley,not overly sweet just the right amount of sweetness.

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was blown away at how good this beer is.

Photo of Hydrophobic
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my St Martin tulip

Appearance is pale golden with plenty of creamy white head and lots of small bubbles, retaining a small amount of head and lacing decently to the bottom of the glass.

Smells of pine forest, grass, brightness and jasmine.

Tastes like sucking on a grapefruit-infused pine branch (credit: my wife) and subtly like cilantro and chicken. Also featured a miniscule bitter finish which was surprising from a beer of 80 IBU describing itself as 'palate wrecking;' on the contrary I found it very smooth and pair-able.

In the mouth is a smooth sticky fullness with a lively effervescence in the cheeks and tongue.

Overall, this is just another great brew from a great brewery. I found it to be about one of the most session-able IIPAs that I've ever had. Eminently enjoyable.

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Im not a big fan of organic beers other than A Getman Weisse but Im officially a fan now!
Cold bomber from WholeFoods in SF.
Nice mid size head after I pour into a big 21oz goblet, beautiful golden/orange color.
This beer has a nice but not over whelming smell of hops, not Dank like.
Pretty balanced taste, Im sure this isnt only Simcoe but mostly Id believe, 2nd big gulp and Im officially impressed, no malt backbone like most DIPA's
Very good carbonation, nice resin feel that maintains between drinks.

I can't believe this was $4.99 @ Wholefoods, I bought 3-14 drank 3-15, pretty sure it was bottled mid February, great job by Bison with their first DIPA, I dont wanna over hype this beer but the price is almost unbeatable, hope we get it on tap @ Toronado

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with really nice citrus forward hop characteristics that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured to pint shaker

Appearance is outstanding, crystal clear reddish gold, nice half finger of off-white head that settles to appropriate persistent film.

Aroma is a bit thin when cold, perks up a bit as it warms with some great hop notes and almond cookie.

Taste is interesting, an odd smutty organic tang at the front, a quick floral blush, plenty of great bitterness with indistinct citrus (not orange, not grapefruit, someplace between).. Fantastic peppery and lavender notes sneak in late. Nice bready malt in the background. Sweetens as it warms, I think I like it better cold, which is neither a bad thing or a good thing, just a thing.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, nice bubbly sting at first. Hides the 8.5% well, it is refreshing.

Overall, darn good IPA, fitting tribute to one of my favorite hops, and engineered to let the hops shine on like a crazy diamond. Aroma could be enhanced... I'd dry hop the hell out of this recipe. Got to love Bison's commitment to organic, Kermit is probably the best organic beer I've had..

Photo of BierJager89
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a straw color with a white head.

S: Nose has lots of orange, tangerine, mango, maybe a bit more tropical fruit.

T: Orange, tangerine, some tropical fruit, a tiny tiny bit of herbal hop presence, maybe garlic.

M: Medium bodied and fairly smooth.

O: Definitely worth it, especially if you like simcoe.

Photo of cdrinkwine
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious, great head and lacing, beautiful color. Thought I might have tasted the tiniest hint of cardboard flavor in the first sips, but I'm still working on palette sensitivity to flavors so maybe not. Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely keep it on the rotation. Look forward to trying more Bison Brewing beers!

Bison Organic Kermit The Hop from Bison Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.