Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA - Arbor Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazed copper color with a white head and lace. Aroma of pine, caramel and grapefruit. In the taste, grapefruit pith, pine and caramel. Strongly hoppy with a solid bitterness. Grapefruit is strong. Medium bodied, well carbonated, with a drying hop bite. Overall this is a good IPA. Big grapefruit.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2013 00:14:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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
4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Amber/Copper color with a lasting two finger head. Nice lacing on the glass.
S - On the malty side with carmel and hints of resin hops.
T - The taste is similar to the smell. Sweet with lots of earthy flavor and bitterness.
M - Medium body with a dry finish.
O - This is one of the first IPAs that I drank when getting into craft beer. Years later I still enjoy it and make a point to bring some back with me when visiting Michigan.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 23:31:52 | More by patpbr
Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA from Arbor Brewing Company
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