Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale - Fremont Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev -5.8%
Huge thanks to mfavoino for sending this out my way. Thanks Matt! 22 oz. bottle served Deschutes tulip.
A: Pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. The head has great retention and recedes slowly leaving behind sticky and soapy looking spot of lace.
S: A juicy bouquet of tropical fruits. Mango, papaya and green melon make a strong presence up front. There is some light grass and pale malts towards the back end that really round out the nose.
T: Most malty than the nose suggests. A pale malt sweetness is up front with a nice mix of grassy hops and just a kiss of tropical fruits. There is a light bitter hop finish as well.
M: Light bodied with a slight stick to the mouthfeel. Nice medium high carbonation makes this guy easily drinkable as well.
O: A very delicious beer. As I've noticed with a few of the Fremont beers I've had the taste doesn't quite live up to the nose. Still a highly drinkable and balanced beer that I'd have again.
11-04-2012 14:29:23 | More by Treebs
British Columbia (Canada)
4.9/5 rDev +9.9%
A: 1/4" cream coloured head over amber liquid with good clarity.
S: Strong presence of pine, earth, and grass.
T: Earth, pine, grass, flowers, biscuit malt and citrus on the back end. Excellent.
M: Smooth medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.
O: A beautiful and extremely drinkable beer. One of the better fresh hop beers I have had.
11-04-2012 00:30:25 | More by DaftCaskBC
4.08/5 rDev -8.5%
Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at AndrewK’s tasting.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and tasty flavor.
10-29-2012 19:56:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.48/5 rDev +0.4%
Pours a nice, clear orange color with a one finger head on top, nice retention and lacing all around.
S: Wow, amazingly fruity. Tons of oranges and grapefruit, very juicy. Not much in terms of malt in the aroma. Extremely inviting.
T: More citrus fruit up front, orange, grapefruit, a little pineapple and pine on the finish. Slightly sweet malt mixed in as well, but the fresh hops dominate the flavor profile.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Easy drinking, slightly bitter finish.
O: Extremely impressed, a very good APA, right up there with the best of them. If only it was made year round!
10-29-2012 02:23:49 | More by mdaschaf
British Columbia (Canada)
4.48/5 rDev +0.4%
Big thanks to my in-laws for thinking of me when they saw this "fresh hop" beer in their supermarket and surprising me with two bottles!! They have some fine taste in beer picking this one.
Appearance. Pours a fairly clear gold-amber with a half-finger of white head.
Smell. Fresh oranges and grapefruit rinds, a little toasted light grains and some sweet mango. Yum!!
Taste. Pineapple, oranges, grapefruit rinds, mango and some toasted caramel malts.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium, very smooth carbonation.
Overall. Just an awesome fresh-hop pale with lots of tropical and citrus fruits. Loved it.
10-28-2012 22:45:19 | More by Rutager
4/5 rDev -10.3%
22oz bottle poured into a large mug
Pours bright golden orange with a big head that fades fairly quickly, leaving some medium lacing and a slightly clumpy film. Medium-low amount of slow carbonation snaking its way up to the surface. Smell is a very attractive but somewhat mild hop profile with some honeysuckle sweetness in it.
Taste is fairly sweet, again nice hop profile but mild (I guess this is a pale ale, not an IPA). More floral sweetness. Nice but relaxed beer.
Mouthfeel is light and airy. Overall, this is a good, laid back beer.
10-28-2012 02:22:18 | More by snaotheus
4.48/5 rDev +0.4%
Huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for trading this beer to me! Thanks Hollis!
Poured into sinfter glass.
Appearance: Golden yellow bodied beer with small white head. Lacing clings everywhere little better than spotty lace.
Smell: Big fresh juicy hop notes. I am getting peach notes from the hops! Thats a first. Lots of citris flavors too. A touch of wet pine needles.
Taste: Just like the nose. Big, juicy, and fresh hops flavors that are well balanced very well. Nothing out competes the other in the beers hop flavor profile. Citrisy, maybe a hint of peaches, grass, pine, and grapefruit. A hint of cracker like malts.
Mouthfeel: on the high end of a light bodied beer. Moderate carbonation. Juicy hops. Such a drinkable APA.
Overall: Fremont makes superb hoppy beers. This beer will hang with any of the giants in its respective beer style!
10-16-2012 16:25:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5 rDev -2.9%
translucent golden orange with a short white head. Splotchy lacing.
Stinky hops. Brian says peaches and I can get down with that.
Bright citurs. Hops dominate malt. Clean finish. Very bitter on the tail end. Omnom.
Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Smooth.
Wanna just gulp this one down. Upper echelon of pale ales for sure. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT, ArchEnemyBrew!
10-16-2012 02:39:02 | More by Duff27
4.58/5 rDev +2.7%
Bomber enjoyed on 10/11/12.
A: Slightly hazy orange with a generous head that receded quickly. Spotty lacing.
S: Wow, tons of citrus aromas. Orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Hops are huge and remind me of ZD (yeah, I said it...most be the citra). Fresh.
T: Initially taste lots of grapefruit, orange, and some more herbal/resin hop flavors. Sweet. Malt isn't center stage, yet the beer is still not one dimensional. Finishes clean and smooth with a soft hop bitterness.
M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.
O: Fremont kills it again. Really delicious, refreshing, and one of my favorite hoppy beers. I need to buy more before it's all gone.
10-13-2012 21:23:59 | More by mfavoino
4.25/5 rDev -4.7%
From 22oz bomber to pint glass
A: Lightly hued copper-tan in appearance, clear, with a small sudsy head and small patches of lacing.
S: Fruity bouquet but more crisp than sweet. Distinct tones of apple juice and grapefruit rind bounce off a cracker-y backdrop. A bit a of vinous, grassy undertone lingers throughout
T: Fruit-forward again, but more complex and layered than the nose. Orange pith, apple and grapefruit rub up against caramelly malts and a bready complexion. Smooth and quaffable throughout, finishes quickly with an even balance of sharp and sweet.
M: Chewy and satisfying, oily slick. I can't think of an APA that works itself into the crevices of your palate as this one does.
This is easily the best tasting APA I've had, but that's probably because it tastes more like an IPA than a Pale. The only thing that's not IPA-like is the hops don't come across very bitter or piny. But that's a small distinction, this is pretty much an IPA. Still, a fine beverage, reminds me of RR's Row 2/HIll 56, flavorful and drinkable.
10-13-2012 08:08:54 | More by rand
4.9/5 rDev +9.9%
A: Poured a transparent light orange with a nice white cap presenting some bubbles, light lacing. Looks appealing. Pretty good head retnetion here.
S: Loads of fresh fruits here; everything from pineapple to grape fruit, orange peel but I really received a bit of pine and spruce tips
T: Big citrus upfront with some spruce and pine needles following. There is a light caramel presence. The finish is a little slick with a subtle hop bite, light, very light booze sting, refreshing citrus and fruits round it off
M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, citrus really sits on the palate creating an enjoyable mouthfeel
O: Mighty damn fine!
10-13-2012 05:58:41 | More by barleywinefiend
Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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