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RATINGS: 68   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1735) - Penfield, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2014
10/22/2014. 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks, poured into an ale glass. Pours with two fingers of head, which is thick, mottled and cream-colored. Tons and tons of lace up the sides of the glass. Golden pale hue, clear with a few bubbles streaming from bottom of glass. Aroma is piney, resin, passionfruit, a little grass. Starts bitter, but then proceeds with a wonderful sweetness, but not overly so. Very clean and smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonate, looooong finish. I await this beer each fall, and was not disappointed this year. Really one of the best fresh hopped beers out there!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2244) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (383) - - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1283) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Can thanks to an old coworker in Seattle, thanks Larry! Pours a deep golden orange with big frothy white head. Aroma is insane mango pure and fresh hops. Nuts. Taste is a well balanced, not too bitter, grapefruit, mango, peach slightly sweet beer. Overall, wow. This is the best fresh hopped beer I’ve had in more than a year. Love this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7877) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bomber. Pours a bright golden orange color with an inch of thick off-white head. The aroma is a sweet blend of resiny hops and cannabis with some tropical fruit and ripe citrus in the background. The taste starts with a strong dose of orange and grapefruit citrus, pine resin, caramel and malt rounded out with some vegtetal hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a finish that’s all citrus and resiny bitterness. Easily one of the best Fresh Hop Ales out there and another great brew from Fremont.

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