Bison Organic IPA - Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic IPABison Organic IPA

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Reidrover on 06-05-2005)
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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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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.

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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.

Bison Organic IPA from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.