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Holy Cow - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 28
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Holy Cow is an old favorite being revisited. When we opened our doors for business at the old pub, this was one of the initial offerings. Back then, I was testing the waters to see how people would respond to a truly hoppy IPA. Funny, right?

We soon started to refer to it as a Session IPA, as most of my other IPAs came in above 7% ABV. Through the years, Holy Cow went through countless changes before settling into a groove near the end. In that spirit, I am wiping the slate clean for this new recipe.

The malt bill is the same, but the hops are most defiantly different. Columbus and Amarillo are now joined by Huell Melon, a new and unique hop from Germany. So sit back, relax, and get into a little sesh with Holy Cow. Enjoy..

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-16-2014)
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a pounder into an Alchemist wili becher.

Appearance- Hazy golden with short white head that left some nice lacing.

Smell- I'm mostly getting grassy/floral notes from the hops with not much else. Some light citrus and mild malt aroma. Pretty standard ipa.

Taste- GRassy, piney, grapefruit, tangerine, with bitter pine hops at the finish. Soft malts balance nicely with the hops. Reminds me of Edward.

Mouthfeel-Full carbonation, medium body, light and refreshing. Semi dry finish. Easy to drink.

Overall- It's a nice beer that reminds me a lot of Edward. Nice and easy to drink, but with plenty of hops. I'd take, Focal, Heady, or the Crusher over this just about any day, but by no means does that make this a bad or forgettable beer.

Serving type: can

05-02-2014 02:58:54 | More by Seanniek91
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Holy Cow from The Alchemist
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.