Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Organic Hop Cuvee West Coast Ale

I've been a fan of Bison Brewing for a while, despite sometimes poking fun at the green movement. They just brew great beer! But owner and brewer Daniel Del Grande made me think a little less lightly about the topic when I interviewed him for this past Earth Day on 4/22/13 (422 not 420, Freddy). So when I saw their newest beer on my South Florida shelf a few days ago, I grabbed a bottle.

Of course that is Organic Hop Cuvee West Coast Ale, a pale ale brewed with Dan's selection of this year's best organic hops. The little story on the side says that for this year, Simcoe, Citra and Centennial organic hops were used to brew this beer. 5.5% alcohol.

Pine and tropical fruits and pineapples give off a great aroma. Delicious and fresh are my first thoughts about the flavors! An excellent combination of tropical orange and pineapple sweetness meets a perfect complement of pine bitterness. Great flavors all around.

Creamy with a refreshing bitter finish. I could definitely drink this all day (and might). Definitely recommended.


Allen Huerta said...

I found this one to be quite enjoyable, also. I've only had a handful of Bison beers. Don't care about the organic factor, but nice work.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey man. All the ones I've had are very good, very fresh and flavorful. I will never say never about organic though I'm not a very good practicer of it, just average. In 20 years organic might be like "Duh, you don't smoke when you're pregnant". Who knows?