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RATINGS: 297   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 10, 2006
Nose of pine, citrus, resin, perfume, & flowers. Pours a murky orange amber. The enormous beige tight rocky head is fully lasting with amazing lace. The flavor in four words or less: Big, Bold, Burnt & Bitter. Not necessarily in that order. The medium soft body is creamy and feels slightly astringent at the finish. The is a “Take no Prisoners” kind of brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Hazy amber orange color with an orange tinged head. Nice tooty fruity, juicy fruit aromas with floral, pine hops. medium body, average carbonation. Very nice tropical fruit flavors with floral, bitter piney hops in a solid pale malt base brew very good.

4.3
   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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Color is unusual -- kind of pale brown, head was white and medium in both size and longevity, not a lot of lace. Lots of bubbles rise from the bottom. Aromas were malt, grass, citrus, apples, charcoal, yeast, pine and alcohol. Flavor is excellent -- fair amount of smoky and nutty malt, bitter grapefruit hops, some summer fruit, and a bit of yeast. Palate was good, with fairly high carbonation, but not too high.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Aromatic hoppy and crisp, yet subtle, oder upon opening and taking a deep wiff. Cloudy medium amber color with OK head coming out of this 22 oz bottle. Sharp (!) taste--hop driness to the max. Its got great charachter and evaorates of the tounge in a second. Leaves an after taste like smoke. If this beer were a person it would be Burt Renoylds--curt and to the point, crisp humor that you don’t have to think about. So far, my favorite organic IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
wow, this is nice. beautiful deep golden color and clarity. wee bit of toast and assertive but not overbearing malt character of straw, biscuit and light caramel fringed with understated phenols. The hop mix is beautiful. I can’t make it out at all but with neither a west coast or british signature and seemingly a blend of two bold complements. Wow, this is very nice without being over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Pours a pretty Orange colornice hop aroma of citrus and floral orange and honeysuckle a thin white head excellent depth of hop flavors and aromas surprisingly good beer malt is a basic pale malt style but very good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 Aroma is light and airy, reminds me of the smell of wheat and flowers. Flavor is fairly bitter hops, wheats, floral. Bitterness lingers on leaving you wanting more. You would never think that this beer would have such a high ABV, I cant find a hint of the high content in the flavor. A great sessional for the boat dock or just on your back deck on a hot summer day. My first Bison Beer. Why this is a winter seasonal is beyond me, but i liked it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Classic pine and hop aroma. Taste does not overload the hops but instead is very smooth with a great balance of flavors. With a mild bitterness in the finish, I found this to be a very underrated beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
I had this a long time back and somehow it didn’t get rated. This was a pretty standard IPA for me, and just a tad on the under-hopped side.


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