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Brewed by Cowbell Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Blyth, Canada

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Since Cowbell is fixated in Ontario’s West Coast, and Doc Perdue’s Bobcat is inspired by hop forward Pale Ales from America’s West Coast, the naming convention seemed clear. Average strength meets clean bitterness, and a powerful and vibrant clash of hop aromas and flavours.

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2.9
Cartoonkhaki (1325) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017
Crisp golden colour with quick to go head. Grain malts, light hop. Decent body. Bit on a sweet side.

3.1
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
473ml can

5.3% ABV

Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)

August 15, 2017

The beer pours a translucent gold colour with a generous white head that quickly dies down to a thin film covering the beer. The aroma is grainy malt, some off-smelling acidic tones, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and average carbonation. The flavour is grains, cereals, weak hop and yeast notes as well. Kolsch is a style style I neither love nor hate and this does nothing to change that.
Appearance: 8
Aroma: 5
Mouthfeel: 7
Flavour: 6
Overall: 6

3.5
pootzboy (1815) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2017
Can from LCBO - puts a hazed copper-red ale in the glass with a tight off white cap which lasts well and laces the glass walls. Aroma of pungent NZ hops (Pacific Jade?) floral tones overpower the light toasty-caramel malt tones. Flavor is well balanced with a good floral/bitter hop punch staked against some well chosen malts....finishes moderately dry with a long lingering bittering from these juicy NZ hops - good drinker, easy to take more than one

4
motski (6) - - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
Great, Great Beer! Purchased a couple of these 473 ml cans from lcbo (Tor.) a few months back. One of the best new Ontario craft beers I’ve tasted in a while, I’m hooked!. Love the well balanced combo of malts and hops. Definitely a west coast style influence,with an Irish red twist, yet not overly hopped as the malty body seems to tame the hops. Flavors of pine, carmel and bread. Nose is typical WC IPA style (hoppy). Forward bitterness of hop flavors and finishes very smooth and malty.
Pours rich ruby/rusty/dark red in color, with a nice full beige creamy head.
Nice lacing (definitely drink this beer out of a glass).
Pairs nicely with a homemade BBQ Burger, topped a sharp/nippy cheese, or Yorkshire Pudding.
Love this stuff! Highly recommend.
PS; Great contrast beer is Cowbell’s Absent Landlord (Kolsch Style). Very nice as well.

2.7
omhper (25808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2017
Canned, from LCBO. Hazy amber, rich head. Caramelly grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some grapefruit, quite a lot of caramel. Mid bitter finish.

3.6
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
[8976-20170114] Tap. Herbal floral grains and citrus orange oil aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red orange body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter orange wood oil flavour and creamy citrus peel flavour. Medium-full body is both smooth and bitter. Good. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6

(@ Crafty Coyote, Toronto, ON)

3.1
Strangebrewer (1353) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2017
can. Poured deep amber with a creamy off-white head. Syrupy sweet, herbal aroma. Medium-full body, buttery with an resiny tart finish. Bready malt base with lots of hops, notes of bitter grapefruit peel, pine resin, peppery spice.

3.8
cfrancis (3586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2017
This is GNight’s little cousin. Malty, caramel, and nicely hopped. I would love for it to be more of a punch but when you don’t have regular access to G’Night, this will do nicely. And at 5.5% you can crush a few and not feel sorry.

3.6
blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
[Can (473ml)] Pours a dark amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Quite a pleasant hoppy aroma (7+), surprisingly so, along with some bready malt in the back. Hoppy & malty flavour with an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Enjoyable and pretty good.

3.6
Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Where and how: can LCBO 473? ml

Aroma: very nice hop profile, herbal feel to it on base red malts/ Good balance shown. Hints of spruce, nettle and mango.7+

Appearance :

Top: medium sized top, creamy with lace.

Base: hazy amber.

Palate : medium bodied, delicate carbonation. Very smooth

Taste: east coast vibe in this ale. Very approachable smooth character. Nice zesty side to it. Minor fault - perhaps sugars are a bit overexposed.



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