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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-01-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bcuz7:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

bcuz7, Sep 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear deep golden color with a nice looking lacey white head that settled into a frothy mass.Herbal and grassy hops stand out most in the nose along lighter biscuit sweetness,like a others have noted I detected a slight mustiness in the aromas.Flavors are leafy and grassy and not overly bitter from the hops,light caramel/biscuit underneath the hops.Not bad,it went down easy at a bbq gathering yesterday.

oberon, May 27, 2013
Photo of Dabeel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dabeel, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Hazy golden hue, impressive lacing

SMELL: Blood orange zest, cilantro, green peppercorn, dried grass, bread crust

TASTE: Deep smoothness, crisp, moderate bodied, ample hop bitterness, herbal, citrus rind, mildly rustic graininess, biscuity, hint of alcohol; clean, dry finish

One of the more interesting brews we have run into in a good while. While it dons the guise of an American Pale Ale, there is something different about this brew. Could it be the organic malt and hops? Perhaps a bit, but we like how this beer was put together. Well done!

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Beerswag, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle, purchased yesterday, served in a wine glass.
Poured clear, light amber color, with a rather high level of visible carbonation. This is topped by a large, creamy bone-colored head that has excellent retention and leaves super lacing. Minor deduction for clarity.

Aroma: moderately strong and complex American hops with some light-toasted, sweet grain.

T: Light sweetness upfront and a mild level of bitterness in the finish, yet a moderate level of hop flavor. Well-crafted, true-to-style APA.

Mouthfeel: somewhat high carbonation is soft and pleasing. Medium body.

Overall: an above average APA, particularly in the look and feel. I also like the higherration of hop flavor/aroma to bitterness.

chinchill, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

dertyd, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured minimal head on a hazy, straw colored body.
The aroma is faint, but a little grain and lemon is there.
The taste is disjointed. Starts with mild lemon bitterness, moves to a strong, metallic bitterness at the end. Not particularly enjoyable.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The bitterness at the finish lacked balance. Not sure I'm going to finish it.

Fatehunter, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev -16.4%

StevenH, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Nage37, May 11, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of bbqwalt
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It did not sell well at Costco so it has been discontinued. $14.97 per case as they unload it. It has a different flavor but I like it. A little heavier than some pale ales but lighter than a IPA. They were asking almost $25 per case before it was discontinued. Only about 6-8 left at the Costco near us. They are having trouble because Lagunitas and Sierra are both cheaper.

bbqwalt, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

KevinGordon, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops with a little bready malt.

Tastes of the grassy hops with a solid malt backbone. The grassy hops come through with a little lemon zest as well. Malt comes through and adds a little grainy sweetness with some bread notes as well. A touch of fruit comes through towards the end and rounds everything out.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is quite tasty and worth a try.

ocelot2500, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

coopdog1000, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of janna890
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

janna890, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ninaturner, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

Ilovebeer1549, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

DrMindbender, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored ale with just a little chill haze. Small white colored head, pretty average looking.

The scent is light Northwestern style hop. Grapefruit and pine with a grassy scent you would expect from a noble hop variety. Mild toasted grain.

Starts out woody and dry with a mainly toasted grain flavor. Faint sweetness and medium level of bitterness. Pretty basic pale ale here, but it doesn't really standout as being something special.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is an OK APA. The problem with that is it just doesn't standout in anyway.

Zorro, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sansho, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

GinDC, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

CMOrak, Apr 25, 2014
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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale from Bison Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.