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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale is made from select organic hops grown in the famous Cowiche Canyon of the Yakima Valley. Fresh Hop ales are brewed with hops harvested and placed in our kettle within 24 hours. We use only fresh hops throughout this beer for a unique, once-a-year beer. We brew Cowiche Canyon ale in partnership with legendary hop-growing wizards from the Yakima Valley in a joint effort to launch a large-scale organic hop industry in Washington State…Because Organic Hops Matter. A portion of all sales goes toward the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.
Down & Dirty: Organic 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Carapils, and Vienna malts with Organic Citra and Simcoe hops – 120 lbs per batch. ABV: 6.0%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle, picked up at the Lewiston Smoke n Suds a while back, just getting around to entering notes. Pours a bright golden orange color, topped with a monster off-white head. Lots of sticky, weblike lacing. The aroma is full of hops; citrus, floral, and herbal notes. It suggests of tea leaves. Less citrus in the taste, mostly floral and herbal. A little dank and dirty. It’s all hops here, imo the malt base is lacking, but it ends up being pretty sessionable at 6.0% abv / 70 IBUs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2112) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
January 18, 2015 - can acquired via trade and seems fitting after a crazy Seattle Seahawks playoff win. Cloudy orange pour with nice amount of head that faded quickly. Aroma was fruity, citrus, hoppy and some malt. Taste was consistent with aroma, but was more balanced than expected from the aroma. The finish was quite clean with a touch of piney bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
2014 edition. Hops: Organic Citra and Simcoe. Malt: Organic Pale, Crystal, Carapils, and Vienna. Canned 10.01.14. Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip on 10.08.14. A: Orange, green vegetable, and earthiness. A: 1 finger head that quickly recedes to a ring. See through golden yellow body. T: Orange, green vegetable, and hop oil. Candied tropical fruit is subtle. P: Crisp. Bubbly and refreshing. O: This was a great fresh hop that I was lucky enough to hoard. It sold out at the brewery in 3 days, so it was popular. I managed to find a lot in a grocery store just sitting on a shelf, so I shared some with friends. This was the best one of the season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1706) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by WillRunForBeer. Pours a clear golden color with a one finger white head. Good retention and lace. Lush tropical fruit aroma. You can practically hear the parrots and macaws singing in the background. Flavor is to the sweet side with an almost honey like flavor superimposed over the aforementioned tropical fruit. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1517) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with a clingy white head. Very nice aroma with tropical fruit, citrus. Flavor follows nose. Backbone is white bread and a bit of caramel. Mild grapefruit bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Can thanks to mystery box trade with prufrockstar! Pours a chill hazed golden orange with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave good lace. Aroma is big resinous green hops, citrus, pine, floral, all the good stuff. Taste follows, I imagine simcoe this year based on availability, slightly catty, but very nice. Moderate carbonation, easy sipper, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6491) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
24/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - canned: IX/30/14 (2014-1243) Thanks to Kai and Alana for the can!

Clear deep blond to orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, passion fruit, bit piny, some oranges, some almonds. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, bit sour. Aftertaste: bit sweet, fruity, passion fruit, mango, citrus, bitter hops, bit grassy, soft caramel sweetness. Lovely beer. Drank the other can as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2014
12 oz can, thanks brenn79. Aroma is grapefruity, piney, SweeTarts, bready. Pours nearly clear deep gold with a thick off-white pillowy head that laces the glass nicely after it recedes. Taste is as impressive as the aroma. It’s bittersweet, but not too sweet or bitter--it hits that perfect balance that I love in the best IPAs, from Pliny to the new Bale Breaker Citra Slicker. Not sure why this is considered an APA on here. Carbonation is fairly soft, body medium. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 12 oz can, PDT 9-30-14, about 5 weeks ago- Pours hazy golden with a dense creamy head. Aroma is fresh hops actually, spicy, piney, resinous, nice light mango and grapefruit, definitely all about the hops. The taste is very resinous, piney, intense hop profile, mango and grapefruit, the bitterness is mostly in the finish, long lingering bitter bite. Very good, seems bigger than 6%, tastes more like a DIPA. One minor complaint about the description, 70 IBU’s, pale ale, I don’t think so. This definitely an IPA, not sure where the cutoff is, but it’s definitely lower than 70!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3697) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Glowing orange body, medium to large white head and soapy lacing. Tropical fruits including some passionfruit, nice grapefruit and citrus, some pine, and herbal tea. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation, lively bitterness and a clean, semi-dry finish.

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