Bison Organic IPA | Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic IPABison Organic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bison Brewing
California, United States
bisonbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 06-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
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1
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10
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Photo of brealbg
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of NODAK
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of pcents
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As i poured it out of the glass I notice the very thick and stiff white head. It's smell is not as pungent as other IPAs but it does give a slightly grassy smell. The IPA is a brownish slightly murky yellow and it is a nice looking clear beer. As I drink this Bison brew I notice it is slightly bitter and sour. Its sourness is reminiscent of citrus fruits and it finishes with a small piney taste. The mouth feel is light and not heavily carbonated; its sourness lingers on the tongue and you drink it making me have to swallow after it is already down in my belly. A decent beer from Berkeley.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy golden amber, with limited foamy head. Nice but thin lace.

Nice citrus hops aroma. Light and pleasant.

Taste is lemon & grapefruit zesty, with a pine finish. Certainly solid.

Not a bad IPA, this one's steady, smooth-drinking, and enjoyable.

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Photo of Louski
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of crhensel
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(12 oz bottle into pint class) Poured a light coppery with a very small off white head. The nose had some slight citrus notes and a bit of pine. It has a smooth mouthfeel but the bitterness of the hops was a little overwhelming at first. Allowing to warm mellowed it a bit, but this is a very average IPA.

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Photo of Farky87
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mithrascruor
2.4/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy straw/orange color. Big, fluffy white head has good retention and leaves lacing too.

Smell: Mild aroma; just a bit of grasses and a hint of caramel. More like a lager. No hoppy notes at all.

Taste: Grassy flavors up front, with some bitterness coming in. At its peak there is a bit of citrus and pine. Quite metallic overall, as is the aftertaste, which is also somewhat grainy a tad bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and generally smooth, with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Moderate ABV, fair taste.

Uh, where's the IPA? Rather odd, and not particularly enjoyable.

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Photo of dcbike
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Shoey87
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bison Organic IPA from Bison Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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