Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale | Bison Brewing

BA SCORE
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96 Ratings
Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast AleBison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 26
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of jonathaniler
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of GinDC
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of DasBoot2112
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Antonius08
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of loubar
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours a hazy orange with a beige head that settles to a partial film on top. Smell is of malt, citrus zest and slightly herbal hops. Taste is rich toasted caramel malt up front that blends beautifully into a moderate hop bitter finish. A little heavier than most pale ales but smooth and well balanced. Great flavor, an excellent ale.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours straw gold with a slight haze under a 3” lacy off white to cream foam cap that takes over 4 minutes to collapse to ¼ its original size.

S: Citrus, melon, tropical fruit and a trace of bread crumb aromas.

T: Layers of flavor featuring citrus, melon, tropical fruit, bread crumb, a light sweetness and tartness in balance, drying finish. Hop flavors are medium, malt flavors medium low yeast flavors low.

F: Very creamy with a medium light body and medium to medium high carbonation.

O: A very flavorful and drinkable IPA.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of trentbent
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a really interesting hop and malt profile. It's totally what I wanted, meaning different and unexpected. It is kinda like a pale ale I guess, but with a different light nose. It goes really well with food, almost like a Japanese beer, but it has that nice bready yeast and citrusy resinous hops. The straw color is nice, too. I am glad to find a hoppy beer that's not just a lower alcohol WCIPA.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sevenshubby
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sudsy2drunk
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of tadmuchowski
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DrinkBeerThinkBeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of watermelon
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of TripelMark
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a2mfk
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A good golden amber sessionable beer with a great balance of citra hops and malt with a sweet bready profile. I have enjoyed this one on many of an occasion when I am drinking more than one or two beers and this one is decent enough.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Bison Organic Hop Cuvée West Coast Ale from Bison Brewing
3.59 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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