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Big Dog’s Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at the Draft House. Served a golden color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus with fresh grain. Taste is slightly sweet, with some malt and fresh grain. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and well balanced. Easy drinker, good for a few. Nothing fancy here just a beer with a little character. Worth checking out if you’re ever in Las Vegas.

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.

2.8
   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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Light golden color with unusually low hop aroma considering Cascade hopped. Minimal body and taste. Cascades are definitely apparent in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
Sampler at Big Dog’s Brewery. Seemingly smooth - actually smells and tastes like a mild IPA.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (727) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber bottle poured clear gold hue with thin white head and excellent lacing. Mild floral aromas. Initial flavor light sweet w/ bold bitter finish. Tastes are watermelon rind, lemon, and rye. Medium bodied, watery texture, and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (610) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Appearance was hazy orangish gold with huge creamy whitish 3 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, caramel, pale malts. Hops are grapefruit, orange, lemon and tings of alcohol. Taste are hoppy forward with grapefruit, lemon, slight pine. Malts are light sweetness with pale, crystal, hints of candi. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-meduim body, lasting hoppy slightly slick feel with good balance. A good local pale, taste better fresh than in the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (436) - 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.

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.


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