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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our organic IPA uses Tomahawk, Cascade, and Centennial hops for a rustic, rough-hewn hop character that pairs great with food or relaxing among friends. Prominent citrus and pine aromas and bitterness that is not over the top balances this medium bodied copper-colored brew.
2010 vintage 6.0% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
(12 oz bottle into pint class) Poured a light coppery with a very small off white head. The nose had some slight citrus notes and a bit of pine. It has a smooth mouthfeel but the bitterness of the hops was a little overwhelming at first. Allowing to warm mellowed it a bit, but this is a very average IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
bottle from the distro 2/24/11. golden with a small ow head. it smells like carrots mixed with caramel, spice, lemon and sugar cookies. the flavor is the same only sweeter than hoppy even though it has a dry odd hoppiness in there. 5.5/3/5/3/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Overall, not bad, Iíve had worse IPA (anything from Flying Fish), but lacks that hoppy bite flavor, and bitterness. Maybe the ďorganicĒ touch lacks this flavor, but this beer was thin, somewhat watered down. Again, a decent beer, not sure this should be in an IPA category. I know the description says "not over the top", but, at least get near the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUIRkVbTh08

Appearance: Golden-amber, 1-finger head dissipates to layering, above-average lacing

Smell: Fresh pine sap, floral notes, hint of blackberry + carmel malts

Taste: Medium body, fresh pine sap, grapefruit, stainless steel sweetness, light hop astringency + carmel malts, strawberry + blackberry finish, orange candy residual, medium carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Thai food

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
12oz bottle, reviewed from notes from 9/16/2011. Clear, yellowish orange color. Thin white head. Rows of lace. Nice, light, sessionable, savory hop taste. Not as bitter or dry as the usual IPA but still good. Somehow tastes organic. Kind of a leafy herb aroma, something savory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle sample at the organic beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 8/18/11. Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. Sweet malt nose with notes of berry, citrus and dankness. Malty and watery flavor with grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1203) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: slightly haze orange hue, forms a small, off-white, frothy head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Light floral fragrance with pine needles and slight coffee notes.

Taste: I enjoy it when brewers break convention (or at least are successful when doing so). Since this is definitely a West Coast brewery, youíd think Bison Organic IPA would be in the same vein as Stone or Bear Republic and other notable brews from the left coast. Interestingly, is more akin to a traditional east coast style with light piney notes, dry bitterness and a lingering coffee aftertaste. Itís reminiscent of Dogfish Head 60 Minute or Southern Tierís standard IPA.

Sharp hop bite as soon as the beer hits the tongue, followed by slightly resiny pine flavor. The finish is essentially the same, but with the addition of an iced coffee flavor and accompanying bitterness. Hops definitely linger and begin to wear on the tongue, but the beer never becomes cloying or intimidating. A tasty beer on its own, but I bet it would be well-served paired with food.

Mouthfeel: Medium all around as far as thickness, body, carbonation, etc.

Drinkability: Iím not sure of the IBUs of this beer, but for a standard IPA weighing in at only 6% itís got a lot of punch. Not that itís overwhelming in any aspect, though. Bitterness is overt, but never obnoxious. It goes down quite smooth and while the hops do linger, they donít dry out the mouth.

Overall, one of the better single IPAs Iíve had in a long time. Also one of the most impressive considering itís fairly light in terms of potency, and the fact itís organic is the cherry on top.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Not great. Itís ok with a yeasty cereal body but bitter finish. Not much hops detected other than the bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1142) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottled sample. Beautiful IPA. Super fresh tasting. Absolutely loved it Can t wait to get some more

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dodgrblu (613) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle from Cortis Bros. Nice golden color, no head, no fizziness or mouthfeel. Very little hoppiness.

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