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Fremont Cowiche Canyon - Citra & Simcoe (Fresh Hop)

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11300) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2016
On cask at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus, grass, spruce. Thin body, grass, tea, citrus, light bitter finish, good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4132) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pour is hazy with tons of fine carbonation and thick fluffy head. Soft piney aroma, hints of grapefruit. Taste follows with big citrus tanginess, bitterness follows to a nice finish. Big and juicy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Hazy bright gold with a thick sticky white cap. Bright grassy and orange rind hops on the nose with a certain fluffiness about it, like a NE IPA. Full delicious flavor with a bright citrus rind and grassy tones, a fluffy full pale malt and almost wheaty body, finishing with more leafy fresh beautiful hops. Lovely citrus and fresh hops throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3805) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2016
Can, 12 ounces, via Erik-P - CANBIF October 2016 (thank you!), savoured on November 7 2016; eye: orangey, hazy, ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: citrus fruits, refreshing, fusel, pine; mouth: citrus fruits, refreshing, fusel, pine, semi-dry finale in citrus fruits with good presence of fusel, medium-full body, average carbonation, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Canette, 12 onces, via Erik-P - CANBIF octobre 2016 (thank you!), savourée le 7 novembre 2016; œil : orangée, trouble, anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : fruits citriques, rafraîchissant, fusel, pin; bouche : fruits citriques, rafraîchissant, fusel, pin, finale semi-sèche en fruits citrique avec bonne présence de fusel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5403) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Hazy, bright, yellow to orange appearance with a fluffy beige head. Aroma of fresh, zesty hops, citrus fruit, cereal and light pine. Similar flavor, adding a fresh, mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with soft carbonation and a creamy feel. Pretty refreshing and easy drinking overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2016
12 oz. can from Prufrockstar - thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy gold with an injured or more of foamy barely off-white head that laces the glass while settling into a rocky, patchy film and ring. Fresh Citra and Simcoe, indeed. Fresh citrus and tropical fruits, pine, herbs, wildflowers, grass, and a light bready malt backbone. Well-balanced, with a light body, moderate carbonation, and smooth mouthfeel that has doesn’t overpower with bitterness or juiciness or maltiness. Drinks so nice. Wow, impressive stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8535) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods. Lot’s of Fremont in PDX lately- which is great. Pours a clear orange color with a large white head. A big fruity and meaty hop nose. Soft oranges and citrus, tangerine, very juicy core that shines through, almost dare a say, East Coast IPA like. Toasted malt base. Very nice and clean. Super drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2690) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Can from Robert. Hazy but vibrant amber with a creamy white topping that settles to a dense patchy foam. A fairly mixed and musty hop aroma with some resin, grapefruit zest, unripe pineapple, kafir and some underlying malts. Moderate+ carbonation and moderate body, somewhat astringent and quite bitter on the finish, dries out and leaves a lot of resin and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4285) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 9, 2016
Draft at Brouwers Cafe in Seattle. Cloudy copper with a lacy white head. Aroma is great, big citrus rind, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. Nice flavor, touch of sweetness, big hop punch, loads of citrus zest. Medium body, average carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (696) - Duvall, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2016
After crushing a 6 pack last week, I’m back to rate this on draft along side the mosaic / Equinox. Golden pour little cloudy, the other is a little crisper in color. The aroma is a little hoppy and more citrus on the Citra. With the mosaic being a little more floral with hops. Flavor is similar but still distinct, Citra, is fresh hop forward with the citrus finish little malt and not much bite, the Mosaic, is again hop up front but a little more floral with a decent bite finish. Both great beers, Citra 3.9 Mosaic 4.0


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