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Big Dog’s Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Growler. Light amber color, thick white head that diminishes to a thin layer. Good lacing. Aromas of fruity hops and earthy malts. Taste seems mostly malty to me, some fruitiness and just a hint of bittnerness. Slight bitterness lingers but finish is nothing to remember. Fairly light and should be easy to finish the growler.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub in Rancho Drive, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Golden color. The body is quite weak, both aroma and flavor have a earthy character (manure), reasonable IPA bitterness. Maybe I’m getting more exigent.

2006-03-27, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Light amber color; creamy head; nice lace. Good fruity aromatic hops; the taste is also quite malty. Just the bitterness in the middle is not very strong.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Little aroma, standard look. A pale ale in every way. It’s the right amount of hops but does it without being very heavy. One I could drink quite frequently.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Clear golden colour with a fast disappearing head. Little aroma of fruit and spice. Very great taste of malt and a good blend of hops. Also a great fresh aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2005
this is a standard pale ale which is pretty good. some citrus pine characteristics that are subtle but not in your face. balanced quite well with the malt back bone. not hopped as much as i probably like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Nice hoppy aroma. Light to medium orange in color, decent head. The hop flavor predominates, but it has enough maltiness to make it pretty balanced. A good American Pale Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Clear and golden with a creamy-white head and intricate lace. Nice palate -- creamy and smooth. Light caramel sweetness in the malts. Flowery hops with a decent bitterness level. Pretty good balance. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
I was so disappointed by this beer. I really think it is a mistake to characterize this beer as a pale. The taste is nothing but the coffee/chocolate of a weak stout. The hops are almost undetectable, and that is what seems to be lacking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Clear light orange, very hopped with a sweet pine and citrus juice nose... flavor is similar, has good balance but resembles an IPA more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Clear straw/yellow color with some head and not much lacing. Light citrus nose. Nice bitterness with nice malt backbone and a dry finish. Very balanced beer.


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