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RATINGS: 66   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (932) - Coconut Creek, Florida, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - 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 (5842) - 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 (146) - 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 (1267) - 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 (668) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4067) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
World Market. Standard longneck, bad label, bad cap. Hazy, toffee blonde beer with a lacy white head. Hoppy, lemony aroma, with sturdy dry malt. I’m fighting the lingering gasoline smell on my hands from changing the sparkies on the ’66. Smooth and refreshing flavor - hoppy, but has a good balance with the malting. Slightly heavy bittering, faint twists of pith, dry caramel/toffee. Satisfying mouthfeel, pleasant trailing bitterness but doesn’t get clingy. You could do worse than investing in 6 of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3004) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of citrus and touches of grass. Bitter and slightly acidic finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and mild citrusy. Smooth fruity, light bitter. Lingering mellow fruity and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10834) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle, 5.5%. Slightly hazy dark yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. This was not quite up to my expectations. Pretty flimsy golden ale without a whole lot of charecter.

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