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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of tropical fruits. Slightly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (142) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanuta06 (380) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate, pine hop. Appearance: very small, off-white initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-yellow body. Taste: lightly sour, initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: unique (strange) flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Bison Organic Hop Cuvee ].
Light unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, fruity, light citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - citrusy, rose petals with some bready malts Appearance - hazy amber body, 2-finger head, nice retention though little lacing Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, lightly puckering Flavor - malty, herbal hops, light vegetal notes and a touch of tea notes, like some crystal malt was overused maybe. Overall - tasty enough beverage to give a recommendation on it but just barely. Will try at the brewery in Berkeley.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4429) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pretty nice pour but I see the descript says brilliant clarity, not. There are lots of precipitants floating around in this beer. Nice rocky head from a bottle. Smell is slightly off dull hops. Yes, lots of hops in this pale ale, and its bitter, but bitter in an almost imperceptible way compared to an IPA. Yes, mild IPA thing happening here. Bitterness grows during the session and manifests itself into a near medicinal feel on the palate. Yes, bitter thing on the finish fer sure, lasts for a while. Not impressed but not over the top either I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, peaches, tropical fruits. Medium body. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle at Rendezvous Bar in St Augustine, FL The APA poured a light amber with a small head and modest lacing. The nose detected a mix of resin and citrus. The flavor is of mild floral hops. The ale had a medium body with average carbonation. The ale finishes with a mild bitterness that lingers. Organic Pale Ales seem to fall short of most non-organic ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10678) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (924) - 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.


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