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Bison Organic IPA - Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic IPABison Organic IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 06-05-2005)
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Reviews by Norfawkers:
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Norfawkers

Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

You can really taste the "organic"

Appearance: Pale golden with little head and lacing

Smell: Grassy, hoppy

Taste: Not especially flavorful due to bitterness

Mouthfeel: Bitterness up front with smoother finish

Drinkability: Drink with a meal to mask the bitterness; not enough flavor for a stand alone beer

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:35:30 | More by Norfawkers
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-13-2014 21:45:36 | More by wrightst
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Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-01-2014 22:43:13 | More by scripna
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-25-2014 15:34:07 | More by atrocity
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-23-2014 09:45:20 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

04-05-2014 13:25:06 | More by Noelito76
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Paid 2.19 for the bottle. Into a pint glass.

A - Pretty decent is is rather hazy/dirty amber brown with a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a pretty sweet lace ring.
S - Somewhat muted but herbal hop bitterness. Touch of sugary malt. Some bready malts. Really not much.
T - Huh its not it the hop bitterness its mostly malt like an old ale but easy going. Not really good or bad.
M - Light to medium easy to drink.

Overall I guess it could use more hop bitterness since it comes off as a lower ABV barleywine but a very drinkable one. Could be old but who the heck knows with no bottle date!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 01:46:40 | More by DrDemento456
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California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-28-2013 07:43:25 | More by David_Knows_Beer
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

11-11-2013 05:51:56 | More by cantfindme
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-28-2013 01:20:05 | More by guldseth
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California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-22-2013 22:39:09 | More by Hopster916
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Bubbalito

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-21-2013 02:39:52 | More by Bubbalito
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-19-2013 00:07:25 | More by IkeMan90
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle > Sensory Pils
A - Pours a cloudy gold, nice two finger soapy head, nice lacing.
S - Smell is bad, I realize this is old, but this is a base aroma that I'm getting lots of weird smelling yeast, licorice, a tad bit of floral hops, burnt caramel.
T - Diacetyl is definitely present, some mild hop bite, biscuit malt.
M - Thin and unpleasant mouthfeel.
O - I know this is old, but whats the advantage of making your beer organic if it tastes bad? I cant see this being good even if it was fresh. I'm going to take a stab and say that diacetyl was in here before it "aged". I cant remember I have some more Bison beer stashed away in my collection to try, but I know to avoid this brand from now on.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 01:10:24 | More by Omnium
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California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

06-25-2013 18:28:27 | More by petermethot
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-24-2013 03:03:58 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-10-2013 09:13:01 | More by beernads
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snohojimbo

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured onto a snifter. Nice 1/2" head on top of an amber colored liquid. Nice lacing, lookin' good.

Smells like grapefruit mixed with ammonia, nuthin' special here.

Taste is pretty darn decent, tho it finishes somewhat sour.

So this beer has been retired? I just got it a couple days ago, but there is no date on the bottle that I can find. The bottle I've got is identical to the photo above. Oh well, can't say I'll miss it, but don't regret trying it. Actually, not too bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:29:40 | More by snohojimbo
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Samuel906

California

2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Very average IPA. Pours a nice color, slightly cloudy, but has little to no head. Hops and citrus on the nose as you would expect but fairly mild. Some bread and almonds as well. Farily balanced, with some hops upfront with the taste, leaves some bitterness behind. Felt too soapy for me. Not a bad beer and very drinkable, but hard to recommend with so many other widely available winners.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 03:18:16 | More by Samuel906
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California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Bison Organic IPA from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.