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RATINGS: 86   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).


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Light straw yellow. Pot like/piney hop aroma. Mild sweetness in the first sip, almost honey like. Mild to low carbonation makes this seem Sessionable. Middle turns moderate dry and finish is nicely complex with a woodsy like flavor. A little weak in the palate for me.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12 oz bottle, couldn’t find a date- Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, hops, caramel malt. Taste is light malt, some caramel, very citrusy, medium bitterness, very dry finish. I think this is past it’s prime, but will never know because there is no date, frustrating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Whole Foods 7th Ave Pub, San Diego, CA

Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of citrusy fruits, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is smooth, zesty and citrusy with some lemon and grapefruit. Finish is smooth and sweetish with some juicy notes. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7958) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ 7th Ave Pub, San Diego.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Lemon on the nose, spices and some herbal tones, mild yeast too. Grapefruit flavor, some spice notes, piney and some toffee too. Interesting.
3434

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7643) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Whole Foods, Hillcrest, San Diego. Aroma has tropical fruits and pineapples. Also cereal. Flavour has minerals, grapefruit and some cereal. Too dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6103) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG hotel tasting
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of straw and grassy. Taste is straw and tart
Ok

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy murky orange with a small white head. Nose brings out earthy notes and astringent resinous hops - not good balance. Flavour is along the same lines, with vegetal herbal notes, some resin and bready malt. Pretty simple - nothing special but not offensive at least. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6276) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Eugene. Pours a hazy gold with small white head. The aroma is grass and earthy malt. Medium mouth, spruce, citrus, herbal, light bitterness, decent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (8141) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Some leafy hops and citrus notes. Cloudy yellow gold. Sweet citrus and a dry finish. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4629) - 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 (154) - 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.


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