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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9652) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8335) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6260) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6106) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
22. Pours a clear medium amber with a gigantic sudsy white head and plenty of eggy lace. Huge citric nose, rich with oranges, orange peels, grapefruit, and tangerine. Watery medium body. Beautiful toast and caramel mid palate swimming under a tsunami of oranges and grapefruits. Long resinous finish. Beautifully done. if the flavor had a little more power and the body weren’t so watery, this would be a world-beater, instead of just a very, very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
In short: A very hoppy grassy-fruity-floral-vegetal golden IPA. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh one month after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a large beige head.
In long: Highly aromatic nose proposing an interesting array of fruits (passion fruits, grapefruits, kiwis, orange peels, ) over a bed of flowers and juicy freshly cut grass. Taste starts with toasted cereals with low sweetness sensation (husky grains, Melba Toasts™) and some bread dough which are quickly overwhelmed by the generous hopping, wet grass juice, bitter citrus fruits, vegetal notes (lettuce), orange peels. Bitterness level in the medium range. A little bit too vegetal but overall still pretty good. More of an IPA than an APA (current ratebeer classification), but then again if beers like Half Acre Daisy Cutter and Hill Farmstead Edward can be classified APA, so can this one. Nice to know this is an organic beer, and I don’t want to brag but I am actually 100% biodegradable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
06 Oct 2011 bottling date with a 16 Oct 2011 drinking date. "Citra and Simcoe hops 120lbs per batch" says the label. Clear light amber color with lasting thick ivory sheen. Big ass cat spray, spicy, skanky pussy ganja smoke aromas. light to medium bodied with average co2. Very tasty honey biscuit, caramel lightly sweet flavors with spicy, grassy hoppage, nicely bitter finish--

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Solid citra hop nose, somewhat earthy as well, plus a hint of leafy green veggies in there as well, or ferns perhaps. Citra hop aroma is nice and pleasant though. Pours golden amber with a thin bubbly head. The flavor is initially full of citra hops, somewhat earthy and dirt-y, plus a hint of leafy veggies that did not work for me. The citra is very nice however. Dry finish with hints of malt sweetness.


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