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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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West Coast Ale brewed with a blend of the season’s best organic hops, hand-selected by Bison’s brewmaster and owner, Dan Del Grande.

Like California sunshine in a bottle, Hop Cuvée radiates a golden hue with brilliant clarity and bright effervescence. It is a crisp, citrusy and tropical ale with a touch of pine-like bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Refreshing and sessionable, Hop Cuvée satisfies both hop lovers and craft beer newbies. (5.5% abv 50 IBUS).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, grapefruit zest, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (787) - PERU - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a decent head. Fine aromas of citrus, peach, and pine. The taste is a bit muddled, but OK. Nice beer, but not special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of papery and peppery straw. Taste is bitter hay and straw. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
bottle. hazy dirty golden with one finger head. citrus hops with just a hint of tartness. a bit strange, but in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4736) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clear golden coloured body with only a hint of a light tan head and no movement at all. Nice fresh smell of hops, earth, funk, barnyard scents, hay, grass and yeast - a very fresh smell throughout with some fresh hops in the mix. Light-bodied; Sharp grassy flavour up front with a deep earhy and yeast kick, all with some lighter hops finishing up the beer. Aftertaste shows some grassy notes, a hint of citrus, a little bit of sweetness and a largely strong barnyardie flavour that persists. Overall, a decent APA with more grassy and herbal notes than I’d expect, but not in a bad way. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia on 15-July-2014 for US$2,49 sampled at my brother-in-law’s house in Raleigh, North Carolina at 02-August-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle, golden pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is mild pale ale, mild hops, some bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at NAOBF. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. A sweet nose with oranges, some hay and vanilla. The flavor is bitter hops, vanilla, orange peel. Hmmm. Odd brew. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (159) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber with floating bits o’ goodness. Aroma is floral, clover honey, citrus hops, caramel malt, doughy yeast. Flavor is predominantly honey, floral hops. The malt contributes to the sweetness but a nice balance. This is a very delicious smooth ale. Very impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Sunny golden color. Aroma is light grassy hops. Taste is similar to aroma, with notes of citrus and caramel. Light bodied and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (672) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Light gold hazy color with small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavor have nice bitter, vegetabley hops. Piney and resinous, but not overwhelming. Finished with bready malts. Pretty good overall

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