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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our traditional small batch IPA is cask conditioned, dry hopped, hand pulled, and served at cellar temperature (55°). Coppery-gold hue with a full floral cascade hop aroma. Rich bready malts lay a perfect foundation for the profusion of tangy, citrusy hops that infuse this beer with a distinct ruby-red grapefruit quality that starts on the palate and lingers through a long satisfying finish.

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a2forten (4) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
Molasses and Caramel malty flavor, with a great IPA bitterness. Not too heavy but just right for an IPA.

4.5
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very murky copper color with a thick white head and the most sediment I’ve ever seen in a beer (which is a positive for me). Strong lacing. Aroma is very hoppy and citrusy. Mouthfeel is very nice. Flavor is a rush of hops and grapefruit. Bitter finish. This beer was a lot better than I expected. Solid beer.

4.5
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Hazy amber with big, foamy beige head / Dried hop & citrus nose / Light to medium body, chewy, with good malt balance to aggressive hops, and with excellent, dry finish / Funky, brett-like flavors of dried hops, chalk, caramel, grapefruit, burnt sugar, and cheese / Superb.

4.4
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 1st brew of the festival.

4.3
monetthecat (2) - USA - OCT 8, 2008 does not count
Drank at brewery. Cask IPA on tab. Wonderful head and aroma. Very much like the cask IPA in England. Served at mid 50s and great flavor. Highly recommend if your in the Ann Arbor area

4.3
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Definite lack of hops here for an IPA - but more than made up in a great malt taste...strange for an IPA to lack hops, but strangely this is a fine brew

4.2
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2001
This is a really good IPA. More malty than most IPAs, but really tasty. Cask conditioned and hand pumped. :)

4.2
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2008
It appeared very dark with little head. It smelled hoppy and perhaps a hint of citrus. The taste reflected the smell pretty well. It was quite heavy, perhaps one of the heaviest IPAs I’ve experienced. The Sacred Cow was good, but heavy enough that it keeps it quite a sipper.

4.1
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Funny bottle, as there is a sticky label on the neck letting you know what style beer you have. I love it. Be VERY careful pouring this, as there is a ton of foam. This stuff is beautiful. Dry, bitter and malty all in one mouthfull.

4.1
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Cask pull. Hazy light amber color. Creamy head, off white colored, great lacing. Aroma is big grapefruit and a touch of lighter malt notes. A little floral aroma also. Very smooth mouthfeel, almost creamy. Medium bodied. Very well balanced. Nothing over the top here, just very well done!


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