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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours a semi-clear pale amber with a large off-white head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, floral, a touch of pine, a little caramel, and hops. taste is of hops, orange peel, definite organic funk comes through, and caramel. ends dry and somewhat metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (746) - Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
From Paul. Danke! A: Fluffy white head with a light copper body. Good head retention. N: Hearty pineapple, sugar in the raw, grapefruit. Plenty of hops here; this is leafy. T: Densely bitter. Malt base strongarms this a bit and there’s a contingent of citrus and fruit. However, it becomes astringent in turns. M: Biting and resinous. Body on the heavier side. A puncher. O: Powerful fresh hop beer with a truckload of citrus. If not for the unrestrained bite, I’d like this more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1204) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Stunningly sublime. Beautiful malt backbone that is slippery in mouthfeel. Hop flavor on top of that, with fresh pine and citrus notes that are not overbearing. An ever so slight sweetness. Finishes bitter and dry. But the flavor here is not IPA, somehow. Like this one. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Remarkable example of a fresh hop ale. The wonderful aroma of a ripe cat box, combined with a very nice mouthfeel and perfectly balanced flavor. This is a must try ale. Tasted at 42F.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dapierce17 (93) - Pasco, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours an copper/orange with white frothy head. Fruity citrusy aroma with grapefruit and hop notes and a hint of pineapple. Very drinkable with upfront citrusy hop taste. Flavors of sweet fruit balanced with a slight malt backbone that pairs extremely well with the hops. Really good fresh hop beer. Will definitely seek this out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Rating #6600. 651mL from Pear in Pike Place Market. Pours a clear, lighter orange with mega rocky, beautiful buttercream toppings. Thick lacing all over the globe. Nose is holy monkey dank, juicy passionfruit and mango style hops. Taste showcases Fremont’s unequaled ability to create a soft, composed malt backbone that balances the soft hop bitterness without there being any stickiness, abrasiveness, thick nut skin tannic bite, heavy nut oil fat density that bloats the stomach. In that sense, this deserves an easy 5 for palate as do at least three other Fremont beers, which is quite the rarity to be dished out by me. The malt extraction, softness, and balanced malt backbone shows some serious brewing knowledge that restores my faith in humanity. Each gulp of this beer, oh lord, it’s good. Honestly, this reminds me of my very first swig of Ballast Point Sculpin where I nearly dropped to the floor it was so good. I will dream of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggirlpanties (181) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
22oz bomber split with GT2 in Seattle, WA. Clear, golden to amber pour with a big, fluffy head. Great retention. Aroma is pineapple, mango juice, fresh peach, orange blossom, fresh flowers, petrichor, flashes of pine and resin. Juicy, fresh. Wow. Taste is resinous, light pine sap; lots more peach juicy, pineapple, grapefruit rind bitterness. Sweet fruit balances rind bitterness. Palate is beautiful. Quenching and delicious. Cannot have more of a lady boner for this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from 5000. Thanks!
I’m just going to come right out and say it...this beer is God Nectar.

Literally the best IPA I’ve ever had, with the possible exception of Duet. Pours a clear honey color with almost no head. Aromas of pure juicy tropical fruit. Definitely some mango, watermelon, blood orange in there. Taste is juicy hop nectar...very low bitterness, just pure juicy hop expression the likes of whichever only tastespd a few times in my 900 or so beers. This is truly impressive stuff. Finishes slightly sweet. No diesel, no onion, no Tylenol, no astringency. Pure god nectar. Holy shit.

And to top it all off, this isn’t even an IPA. Jesus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear, light amber, nice white head with good retention. Aroma: big, beautiful fresh - citrus, pine, juicy tropical fruit gives way to light underlying caramel. Also, urine. Taste: grassy, weedy, light sweetness with bright hop bitterness. Palate: medium body, average-to-lively carbonation. Overall: fresh hop season is my favorite IPA time of year, and this one is very fine! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Slight opaque amber pour some soapy looking head. Aroma of apricots, peaches slight mint. Tastes like peachy, beany, peppery with firm but not overpowering bitter. A bit too much resin residue on the tongue.

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