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Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop AleCowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale is brewed from select organic hops grown in the Cowiche Canyon of the Yakima Valley which are harvested and placed into our kettle within 24 hours, creating a unique, once-a-year beer. We make Cowiche Canyon ale in partnership with hop-growing wizards from the Yakima Valley in an effort to expand the organic hop industry in Washington State… Because Organic Hops Matter. A portion of all sales fund the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.

Down & Dirty: Organic Pale, Crystal-15, Carapils & Munich Malts with Organic Fresh Citra & Simcoe Hops (120 pounds per batch).

Added by dirtylou on 10-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#414
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
280
pDev:
6.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Photo of UWDAWG
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass.
Look- golden, slightly below average head retention and lacing.
Smell- citrus, orange peel.
Taste- citrus, orange, slight dank finish.
Feel- light body, slightly below average carbonation, slight astringent finish.
Overall- great beer, very citrus forward and delicious.

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a month after canning, so it's pretty fresh. Pours a slightly hazy, golden amber, with light head. Fresh hop aroma, stronger when first poured. Taste is very nice, citrus and pine, not overdone -- it's a pale ale afterall. The malt bill comes out in the finish, lingering on thetongue. Well done!

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful. That’s how I sum this beauty up: wonderful. I’m in the heart of NE IPA Country but I’m a huge fan of PNW ales. They sing to me - citrusy, leafy hops, moderate bitterness, lively carbonation. This, to me, is the finest example of the style I’ve encountered. Outrageously hoppy but somehow still refined.

I’ll start with aroma because that’s what you get when you crack the cap and, shit almighty, it’s a good one - pungent and ripe hops abound. Leafy green specimens bursting with notes of freshly cut citrus, green pine and sticky pakalolo.

Golden-hued pour with an outsized cloud-white frothy head. Lacing like fine curtains. A real looker.

Taste isn’t a punch-you-in-the-pie-hole aggressive onslaught of hops, although make no mistake - there’s hops everywhere but it’s not sloppy. Hence its refined character. There’s a subtle malt backbone that’s straining beneath the weight of a ton of green, for sure, but it’s still there to bring welcomed structure. Fresh cut orange, pink grapefruit, papaya and kiwi followed by pine and floral notes.

Tastes like nature.

Nice bitterness holds the proceedings together and lingers for just a touch. I could’ve done with slightly more carbonation to help each sip end with a crisp snap. Damn fine beer.

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4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.78/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear amber with a large, white convex froth leaving thick walls of lace.

A crackery aroma gives way to pungent pine and a slight dankness.

Taste is crisp and slightly bitter, featuring orange, lemon, and woody pine, with an aftertaste of Smarties.

Slightly spicy, the medium body is frothy and soft with a semi-dry finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zythophile
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: 9/21/17
Palate Contaminants: none

Look is a translucent, medium amber. A good amount of fine white head, too. Good lacing.

Nothing really dominates the nose, but there are slight-to-moderate amounts of good things. Pineapple, pears, and some sort of sharp melon. It's also slightly piney and woodsy. Pleasant variety and depth.

Taste has a lot more malt than the smell lets on. There's some marmalade and other undetermined citrus, but that's it on the fruits. The wood is mostly some white variety, and not much pine sticks around. The character is also moderately bitter. There's some depth and dynamism in the flavor, too.

The carbonation is very well integrated. Good medium weight, and it's not overly sweet. Aftertaste is woodsy and bitter, and the malt lingers.

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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a golden amber orange with lots of carbonation, lacing, decent head retention, beer is clear.

A: Lots of aroma, freshly crushed pine needles, freshly squeezed grapefruit peel, guava, peach skin, nice balance of malts on the backend, very pungent.

T: Follows the nose with lots of fresh flavors, pine needles, grapefruit peel, guava, moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, finish is dry with lingering pine and citrus peel notes.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Definitely picked up a lot of the fresh hop aromas and flavors, a very tasty APA, definitely going to enjoy the rest of my six-pack.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw color with white head that dissipates quickly. Fairly strong hoppy aroma with citrus. Taste is hoppy with some citrus that should be stronger citrus and less hops

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a light gold color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops notes with nice floral qualities. Taste is a good mix of citrusy notes with light piney undertones and some subtle residual sugar notes and some bitterness noticeable in the aftertaste. Body si about average with good carbonation. Well-made and very drinkable APA.

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Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robgage
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJB145
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 280 ratings
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