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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy light golden color, medium white head. Aroma of peppery hay. taste is white pepper, light pine, straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19385) - 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.

   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11626) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/01/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear light amber, thin head, touch of lace, big sweet grapefruit aroma, huge citrus hop flavor with enough carmel malt sweetness to back it up, short bitter finish to round it out, an all time favorite

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2016
In the upper half of what I’ve tried from them and still nothing to write home about. Pale malt, some toffee, bread, moderate hops and bitterness. Just average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub, Vegas. I guess this beer is the standing tribute to the original brewery Holy Cow, that became Big Dogs of today. Medium golden body, thin white head. Aroma is very muted, piney, but just really low. Pale biscuit malts, light piney hops, moderately bitter finish. Nothing wrong with this, it just seemed really reserved.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - 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.

   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!

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