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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Several cans sent to me by Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! Slightly hazy light amber pour wih a nice white head and lots of white lacing. Malty sweet taste rapidly moves to really nice herbal and citrus hops with a hint of pine. Crisp nose. Really nice. Juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2965) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Fresh 12oz can from Chris. So, I just don’t like Fremont, maybe it’s the base malts. Just slick and overly dusty malts. The hops are always muddled. Not bright, not centered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2015 12-oz can, and happy to have 6 of them, believe me. The brewery sold out before some of the people drinking there could get back to the counter to buy cans. Should have gotten a case. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a dense and surging off-white head. Huge dry grapefruit nose, definitely a bit ammoniated, but mostly showing a crisp rind-heavy grapefruit. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel underneath on the mid palate, holding up a gigantic wash of grapefruit, pith, and rind all the way into a very dry finish. Does not get hot or acetic, but has a rather arid quality right before the aftertaste. Aftertaste is a bit tangy and oily. Really tastes like fresh fruit. Delicious, delicious batch this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3019) - 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 (2209) - 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 (351) - - 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 (1737) - 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 (1735) - 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 (3190) - 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 (6906) - 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.

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