Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA - Arbor Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Serving: On tap at Arbor Brewing Company brewpub
Served: 4 July 2013
Appearance: A great looking IPA- good hazy, golden color with a half finger head that just sits around there forever. Looks pretty tasty.
Smell: Fresh floral hop notes.
Taste: While the hops were pretty assertive in the smell, in the taste they are significantly toned down. This IPA is certainly one that balances the malt profile and the hops, rather than having the hops overpower the whole thing. Normally, I would like that (and maybe even prefer it), but there is a very off putting bitterness that myself and some others I was with tasted when they had this one. It finishes extremely dry, almost uncomfortably so.
Mouthfeel: Decent, mouthfeel and good carbonation, though it did dissipate and thin out as I got to the bottom of the glass, which made it a little thin.
Overall: A decent IPA, and certainly one worth drinking if you're at ABC, but I liked their Buzzsaw IPA at their Ypsilanti location (Corner Brewery) much better.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2013 11:54:59 | More by Beric
Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA from Arbor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.