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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-01-2013

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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 21
Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
2.07/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Very pale almost white appearance. Lacks any hoppiness that APA's provide. Taste was very bland and had no complexity. Very disappointed in this entry from Bison.

Photo of ToriBug13
2.11/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Palo Alto Brewing Co. Hoppy Ending Pale Ale
A- Sweet head! Thick head retention, 1 ½ inch thick, delicate lacing. Yellow amber color, not completely clear

S- I don’t smell anything! Even after trying desperately to find something distinctive.

T- Just flat. Okay mouth, definitely not what you’d hope for from a pale ale.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.65/5  rDev -26%
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.

Photo of janna890
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of mactrail
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Handsome pour in the tall tumbler, with a big foam on the hazy golden brew. Spritzy on the tongue. Light body. Some grainy malt with a touch of sweetness.

Flavor is peculiar. Herbal and grainy. Finishes on a harsh note. A little sticky and resiny. Some decent aromatics to start, but the slide into terminal bitterness is less than drinkable.

From the 12 oz bottles purchased at Whole Foods in San Francisco

Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of scot959
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of hmmmbeer10
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jwill303
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of Reidrover
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $1.69 Poured into my favourite Santiam brewing nonic. Darker golden coloured body with a half inch white frothy head atop. Strange sort of composted soil aroma, some citrus hop..strange but not unpleasant. Taste has also some of the earthiness but its balanced by a bright citrus hoppiness..it actually works! Mouthfeel is fine honey smooth and long wet. A strange beer that was OK but might have been past its best

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale from Bison Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.