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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber with a foamy beige head. Lush floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is orange/apricot. Which moves on to show some floral. Marvelously fresh and fruity. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, lemon, pine and light grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, lemon, light earthiness, light grassiness and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very skunky, with loads of herbal, pot-like hops and some doughy malt. Flavour is very fresh, full of skunky, herbal hops, some pot, and a bit of doughy malt to back without really influencing the flavour. Well-crafted and highly drinkable. Surprised me that this is classified as an APA, not IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10043) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on 10/03/2014. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of earthy hops, grapefruit and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Very tasty and drinkable IPA without palate assault. Thanks for hooking me up Brad. Lemon-orange treat. Very pleasant aroma, taste, appearance, all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8911) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to Scott. Pours a near clear orangish amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grape fruit with some passion fruit and light grain. Flavor starts with light pine with sweet grains but has a good amount of passionfruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6942) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6904) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle:   Dark straw, some very dull golden hues, otherwise hazy, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Slightly soily hop nose.   A little citrusy up front, otherwise some soft earthiness in the background.   Pithy bitterness, moreso than hoppy bitterness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is a little resiny, soil/earth has somewhat subsided, pith remains.   Pretty tasty overall.

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