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Big Dog’s Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7979) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty and citrus hops aroma and taste with a smooth almost creamy palate and a smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1422) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (633) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Pours a pale yellow with a nice head. The aroma is very much on the hop side. A bit of malt as well but mostly hops. The flavor is also very hoppy. Crisp and clean, the finish is quite dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Clear golden/light amber pour, with a small white head. Piney hops, light grapefruit, bitter, and sweetness. A solid pale ale.


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