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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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ToriBug13

California

2.1/5  rDev -41.2%

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.

07-17-2013 14:58:36 | More by ToriBug13
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Zorro

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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.

06-22-2013 21:19:58 | More by Zorro
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olfolxholme

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-17-2013 02:00:03 | More by olfolxholme
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2013 17:20:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-01-2013 04:33:39 | More by KevinGordon
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Florida

3.51/5  rDev -1.7%

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a dark golden body. The head fades quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Musty and slightly herbal hop aromas with just a hint of the American hop aromas that the label implies.

T - Thick malt with some musty hops in the middle and a finish of dry toast and a hint of caramel.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Meh, the hop character is totally lacking for all the hop and west coast descriptors on the bottle.

05-17-2013 00:49:21 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Single finger head with good retention on a clear dark golden body and some lacing. Bready malts, tart citrus, yellow cake and even has an almost sweet milk chocolate note to it surprisingly. The clarity and color are not expected for the flavor which for me is more of a caramel malt based flavor. Their are notes of yellow cake, mild earthy and grassy hops and some generic mildly tart citrus. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

05-17-2013 00:44:56 | More by kylehay2004
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-17-2013 00:40:32 | More by Lovely85
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-11-2013 16:12:26 | More by Nage37
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12%

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.

05-08-2013 02:30:54 | More by ocelot2500
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +12%

05-07-2013 00:27:13 | More by sevenshubby
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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale from Bison Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.