JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber hazy beer. This head with a sticky white lacing. Very, very hoppy aroma. Pine and light citrusy grapefruit resinousness. Bright and fresh and bracing, like sucking on pine cones and grapefruit peels. There is also a little touch of orange peel as well. Very lean pale maltiness that just stands aside and lets the hops work their magic. This is like a little taste of the Northwest here in the Northeast.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Mild citrus aroma. Hazy orange body, off-white head. Flavor is bitter grapefruit, with a bitter finish. Nice core, but little complexity or balance.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at alchemist. Complex flavors really satisfy. Citrus and spruce aromas. A well made beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub on 9/18/07: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a nicely-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of big fresh grapefruity hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Body starts fairly full with some biting carbonation and a big bittering hoppy flavor toward a drier lingering bitter finish. Could use a little more sweet caramely flavor.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@VT Beerfest–on tap-pours a foamy white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-bitter grapefruit/lemon zest. Dry. OK effervescence. Occasional.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at vt brewfest 07. Pours golden in color with a thin off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of light caramel,toasted bread, hops and grapefruit with a nice bitter finish.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Alchemist. Nice hoppy grapefruit aroma. Mild piney resinous hops. Light caramel sweetness. Medium amber gold clear with thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Bitter fruity juicy hops at the start. Bit of electrical ozone on the tongue, too. Light sweet malt but mainly a big hit of bitter. Dry chalky bitter after.
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 In short: A superior citrusy IPA with a solid malt backbone. Excellent
How: Tap at brewpub, many many many times
The look: Partially cloudy orange-golden body topped by a medium white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Just from the nose you can tell you’re getting a superior IPA. Intensely aromatic IPA with a strong nose of fruity hops with oranges upfront and citrus fruits in general. Tastes packs just enough crunchy toasted malts with a flavour of toasted bread, caramel and maybe some woody notes of tree bark. Plenty of fresh citrusy hops with light piney notes leaving a long bitter finish of medium-high intensity. Good attenuation, a bit on the dry side. Excellent session IPA. If all holy cows were that good there’d be a lot of drunk hindus and fewer bovines roaming the streets of New Delhi.
TaktikMTL (5662) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Forte odeur d’agrumes avec uine pointe de fleur. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Fort goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #978)
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the alchemist. Hazy orange with a medium sized off whit head. Aroma is HUGE citrus, resiny, earthy hops with some pine thrown in as well. Taste is very hoppy and assertive, alot of citrus and pine, very resiny and lightly earthy, with a good biscuity malt backbone. Finishes pretty bitter that lingers for quite awhile. Holy Cow is right!