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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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)
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

05-08-2013 00:51:28 | More by DasBoot2112
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Antonius08

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

04-04-2014 22:57:50 | More by Antonius08
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-08-2013 13:57:57 | More by ninaturner
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

03-06-2014 03:19:46 | More by crob3888
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, sunflower gold with a generous white head and full lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops and sweet maltiness, pine-like bitterness, and lemon on the nose.

Taste: Crisp hop bitterness, citrus fruits, and lemon/ acidic freshness. Alcohol not present in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth over the palate with a clean dry finish.

Overall: A beer of the month club selection. A very good American pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 22:18:57 | More by MarvinSnyder
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bbqwalt

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:53:41 | More by bbqwalt
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:30:54 | More by ocelot2500
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-07-2013 00:27:13 | More by sevenshubby
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-13-2013 05:36:34 | More by sudsy2drunk
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2013 03:48:02 | More by tadmuchowski
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DrinkBeerThinkBeer

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-20-2013 06:36:32 | More by DrinkBeerThinkBeer
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watermelon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Orange body white 2 finger head, medium lacing and retention

S: Smell of pineapple and grapefruit hops

T: Follows the nose along with a bit of peppery spiciness. Some bitterness but not a lot.

M: Medium carbonation and body some lingering bitterness on the palette

O: This is pretty good If it were cheaper I would drink it all the time as its one of the better pale ales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 20:13:38 | More by watermelon
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 18:05:33 | More by oberon
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:14:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 17:19:23 | More by chinchill
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good example of what I think an APA should be. Not the pungent hoppy of an AIPA, but instead a slightly over the top pale - very bitter and crisp. It works, and it does the big taste without a lot of boozy maltiness.

It opens to a nice hoppy aroma, great head and lace, and a cloudy this-means-business look to it. The taste works as a very bitter yet crisp and fresh tasting ale, with no yeast and little malt coming through. The combination of simcoe plus two fresher tasting hops works well.

The aftertaste lingers nicely as a bitter hoppy thing. Overall the taste leaves a much bigger impression than a sessionable beer usually does. This is a successful brew and one I would recommend and buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:40:58 | More by schoolboy
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Dabeel

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2013 08:13:10 | More by Dabeel
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2013 03:57:51 | More by Beerswag
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-11-2013 16:12:26 | More by Nage37
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-02-2013 20:20:05 | More by Bobhoya
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 00:40:32 | More by Lovely85
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teraflx

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 15:29:52 | More by teraflx
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-21-2013 22:28:05 | More by cfinch2
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2013 11:02:31 | More by JimKal
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-23-2013 02:20:27 | More by CoolEthan
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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale from Bison Brewing
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