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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For hops lovers - this bitter ale is pale colored and made with a blend of 6 different malts and 5 different hops. This ale is dry-hopped for extra flavor and aroma.

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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Troncone (5) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011 does not count
All night long on the Holy Cow. A fantastic beer, just strong enough and so drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - MAY 12, 2014
The aroma is very creamy with hints of citrus. Taste is much the same. Smooth mouth feel with a creamy vanilla character that blends well with the citrusy hops. A delicious take on an IPA. Similar to Heady but distinctly creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 The Lure:
Multifarious hoppiness emulates grapefruit, pine trees and lemons. Supporting malt is perceived, but without any distinctive signature. John Kimmich is the king of dry hopping on the east coast.

The Festivities:
Tiny bubbles appear within the citrusy and peppery hops. Their rising bitterness reaches grass and resins, lingering beautifully, Soft biscuity and bready malts participate, as well. This recipe seems quite similar to Two Hearted Ales, so why isnt this lauded as one of the countrys great IPAs? The perfume is as beautiful, the hop flavor is perfectly integrated to the cereals, the mouthfeel is suave, there are two alcohol points less, so more drinkability, and perhaps a tad more bitterness. This is brimming with quality and vivacity.

Transcendence:
Shouting life.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2006
On cask at Alchemist. Smells of citrus and peppery hops with some pilsner malt in the background. Tastes hoppy with a nice malty palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
On tap at the alchemist. Hazy orange with a medium sized off whit head. Aroma is HUGE citrus, resiny, earthy hops with some pine thrown in as well. Taste is very hoppy and assertive, alot of citrus and pine, very resiny and lightly earthy, with a good biscuity malt backbone. Finishes pretty bitter that lingers for quite awhile. Holy Cow is right!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
Golden blonde with a nice white head. Lots of citrus and resinous hops with a long bitter finale. very thirst question. Personnaly one of the best session IPA Ive had in my life. And at 5,2% its more than welcomed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (655) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Tire plus sur lpineux/rsineux que la Heady Topper. La Holy Cow est tout de mme extrmement russie dans le style. Une combinaison de houblon qui nest peut-tre pas ma prfre ever, mais dont lutilisation dmontre dfinitivement une matrise de lart du brassage. Une excellente IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
This is FAN-DAMN-TASTIC! I personally think this one might edge out Heady Topper as the best IPA I've had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Cuivre lgrement voile. Mousse en dentelle. En bouche, une merveille. Pamplemousse rose et jaune, caramel. Trs bien balance et bien malte. Trs bonne IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
Amber hazy beer. This head with a sticky white lacing. Very, very hoppy aroma. Pine and light citrusy grapefruit resinousness. Bright and fresh and bracing, like sucking on pine cones and grapefruit peels. There is also a little touch of orange peel as well. Very lean pale maltiness that just stands aside and lets the hops work their magic. This is like a little taste of the Northwest here in the Northeast.


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