Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA | Arbor Brewing Company

very good
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Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPAArbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beernut7 on 07-30-2002

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Singlespeedmtb
4.83/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really good beer when you get it hand pulled at the brew house.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A present from a friend and a truly pleasant surprise, significantly better than the IPA I remember sampling at the pub two years ago. I wouldn't have purchased a bottle based on that memory, but will now definitely give them a second chance.

Pours a hazy copper colour with a decent head and much lacing, despite a lack of obvious carbonation. Aroma is subtle and malt-forward with a slight metallic tinge. There is no indication of brew date on the bottle that I can see, and although I received it recently, doesn't mean it was purchased fresh. The flavour ends with a delightfully bitter finish, one that lingers for an impressive length of time. Some citrus and tea hop tones in the forefront play well off the caramelized malts, but the bittering hops with their grapefruit note are the true highlight.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours copper with a monster three finger head. No lacing.

S - A good mix between grapefruit and malt. No hop presence.

T - Hop resin, grapefruit, strong malt, lemon, wheat, mango, hops hops and more hops. Delicious.

M - Creamy, medium to heavy carbonation with a medium body.

O - Overall, I thought that this was a wonderful IPA. Certainly better than what the rating average would have you believe. I would definitely buy this stuff again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh. This is decent, I guess. It doesn't really pop in my mouth like I would hope an IPA would. Carries a thick body and a lasting flavor. Considering the style, I suppose that I have greater expectations. So, overall, this falls short and doesn't really do much for me.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA from Arbor Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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