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Alchemist Holy Cow IPA

Alchemist Holy Cow IPA
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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For hops lovers - this bitter ale is pale colored and made with a blend of 6 different malts and 5 different hops. This ale is dry-hopped for extra flavor and aroma. IBU 85

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Troncone (5) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011 does not count
All night long on the Holy Cow. A fantastic beer, just strong enough and so drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 The Lure:
Multifarious hoppiness emulates grapefruit, pine trees and lemons. Supporting malt is perceived, but without any distinctive signature. John Kimmich is the king of dry hopping on the east coast.

The Festivities:
Tiny bubbles appear within the citrusy and peppery hops. Their rising bitterness reaches grass and resins, lingering beautifully, Soft biscuity and bready malts participate, as well. This recipe seems quite similar to Two Hearted Ale’s, so why isn’t this lauded as one of the country’s great IPAs? The perfume is as beautiful, the hop flavor is perfectly integrated to the cereals, the mouthfeel is suave, there are two alcohol points less, so more drinkability, and perhaps a tad more bitterness. This is brimming with quality and vivacity.

Shouting life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2006
On cask at Alchemist. Smells of citrus and peppery hops with some pilsner malt in the background. Tastes hoppy with a nice malty palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (428) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
Golden blonde with a nice white head. Lots of citrus and resinous hops with a long bitter finale. very thirst question. Personnaly one of the best session IPA I’ve had in my life. And at 5,2% it’s more than welcomed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Cuivrée légèrement voilée. Mousse en dentelle. En bouche, une merveille. Pamplemousse rose et jaune, caramel. Très bien balancée et bien maltée. Très bonne IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Copper body with thin white head poured from the tap in Waterbury, VT. Aroma and flavor both offer hops of pine and grapefruit and ends in a smooth, almost creamy hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2008
On tap at alchemist. Complex flavors really satisfy. Citrus and spruce aromas. A well made beer.

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