Big Dog’s Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This is our classic, award-winning American pale ale. Brewed in the tradition of early West Coast ales, it is light amber in color with a distinctive Northwest hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Aroma was light and flowery. The look was very clear and straw colored with a small white head. Taste was a refreshing hop taste with notes of pine and earth. It left a good bitterness on the palate. Average Pale Ale and a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
On tap. Pretty solid pale. Pours with a, well...its pale (very light color, sub 9 SRM if I had to guess). Good lace and minimal white head. Light pine like hops. Taste is floral and pine needle bitterness. Bitterness lingers. Nice and hoppy! Fizzy. Decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
pale golden pour with a webby white head. it smells of citrus, citrus pith, earthy hops, non resinous pine, caramel and malt. the flavor is the same... with lots of flowers, a dry hoppy finish and a mild bitterness. medium bodied, dry and crisp. 6.5/3/6.5/3/15/3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2009
Sampler at Big Dogs Brewing, Las Vegas. Pours golden, white head. Aroma is hoppy, forest pine Taste, hops, pine/forest, some nice citrus flavors in the finish, light notes of malty profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sample at brew pub. Decent fruity aroma on the nose. Gold body with white head. Lemony flavor with a mild bittering. Smooth and suppose would be a crowd favorite on those haot summer days in the desert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Golden pour with foamy thin head and lace. Spicy almost pepper and earthiness. Medium malt on the flavor with a nice clinging bitter. Creamy carbonation but a tad thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
Tap at cafe. Light golden in color. Bitter piney aroma. Fairly bitter compared to most APAs. Some citric bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2008
Sample at the Rancho Dr brewpub. This brew pours a clear golden-amber color with a thin white head that diminishes steadily. Thin stringy lacing. Light hops and citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied with weak citrusy hops, caramel and malt flavor. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Forgettable overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and yellow gold color. Aroma is mild, dry citrus. Taste is bitter/dry citrus hops, secondary grain/light malt. Good effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12-1-07 tap
Watery golden in color. Some slight soapy hops smell and flavor. Bubbly and thin. Some bitterness in the finish - but nothing special. Just okay to me.

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