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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8119) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Malty sweet nose. Palate is grainy but with some hippiness. This is so so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2525) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap at Cafe and Casino LV. Clear golden color with a fast disappearing head. Little aroma of hops and spice. Very great taste of malt and a good blend of hops. Also a good fresh aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3432) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14513) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Medium copper with a quickly dying head. Acidic hop presides, but this is light in the body.


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