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Bison Organic IPA - Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic IPABison Organic IPA

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mjtiernan, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

TheBeard89, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of shagal
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

shagal, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Plastic cup at a Motel 6
Price: $10.49 for the 6-pack
Misc.: Drinking out of a plastic cup in a Motel 6 might hurt the ratings | Had on Dec. 24, 2012

Caramel orange with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Thick white lacing on the sides with good retention on the top.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, caramel, tangerine and orange.

Tasted similar to the nose. Wet, icy Cascade hops. Also sharp citrus hops (orange and tangerine). Bitter finish.

Light body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Bitter, but loner finish.

BucannonXC5, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

bostonryan, Dec 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

BigGingDrinker, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MaseFace, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tizride, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of javahead71
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

javahead71, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

grubefresh, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very average IPA. It has no offensive qualities. It leaves very nice lace and it is a nice, slightly copper color. The aroma is weak for the style. The taste and aftertaste are also just slightly better than OK, nothing special, but very drinkable.

Overall, this would be a pretty good session beer where you didn't want to be distracted by great taste. I do not intend to try it again and based on this I am in no hurry to try any of their others.

schoolboy, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ryancl, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

mbacon3227, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

arifeapa, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Buster, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Pugs78, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

twizzbeatz, May 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

4Socialanxiety, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

brealbg, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy light amber color with a nice white head that leaves good lacing on the glass. Has a nice citrusy, earthy aroma, definitely lots of hops, but the strength is not really there in the aroma. Tastes of hops and slight malt, with sweet tones to go with the bitterness. Slight citrus taste. Carbonation is great for this light-medium bodied beer and good finish. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of NODAK
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma here is vaguely citrusy...slightly hoppy, but definitely true to the label that it won't be "over the top".

Taste certainly has a decent level of grapefruit, lemon zest hoppiness to it straight away....pretty average for an IPA, and perhaps more so than I thought it would be after reading the label. This fades into a bit of malt which shows some citrus and grain before finally giving into a decent medicinal bitterness that closes it out.

Pretty average IPA in the end, but it holds its own. Just because its organic and the label downplays the level of hops in it certainly doesn't mean it's weak. If I had a craving for a bitter IPA, this could fit the bill.

NODAK, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of pcents
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As i poured it out of the glass I notice the very thick and stiff white head. It's smell is not as pungent as other IPAs but it does give a slightly grassy smell. The IPA is a brownish slightly murky yellow and it is a nice looking clear beer. As I drink this Bison brew I notice it is slightly bitter and sour. Its sourness is reminiscent of citrus fruits and it finishes with a small piney taste. The mouth feel is light and not heavily carbonated; its sourness lingers on the tongue and you drink it making me have to swallow after it is already down in my belly. A decent beer from Berkeley.

pcents, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy golden amber, with limited foamy head. Nice but thin lace.

Nice citrus hops aroma. Light and pleasant.

Taste is lemon & grapefruit zesty, with a pine finish. Certainly solid.

Not a bad IPA, this one's steady, smooth-drinking, and enjoyable.

secondtooth, Mar 03, 2012
Bison Organic IPA from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.