Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop AleCowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale
BA SCORE
98.5%
Liked This Beer
4.41 w/ 264 ratings
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:
#438
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
264
Liked:
260
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
6.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of unclekeith
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can into an IPA Glass

L: Somewhat hazy gold with a 1-finger white head - slow to dissipate
A: Hops - citrus, fresh cut grass, excitement building
T: Follows the nose with some piney resin on the back end, mild bitterness,
M: Great carb, crisp, light
O: Wowzers! Excellent hopped out Pale - terrific

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Photo of OldGriz
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mr-jj
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Both in cans and on-tap at the Yakima Fresh Hop Ale festival. Yum! This is pure fresh hop goodness. One of my favorite fresh hop beers - really captures the essence of hops. Dank, resinous and delicious.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Emersonio
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour: On draft at Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA. Poured into a nonic pint glass. Appearance: Clear amber with the slightest amount of white head and lacing. Aroma: Big bold, fresh hop aroma. I could smell the brew from a distance. Lots of grass and citrus on the nose. Taste: Hoppy and pine notes are immediately detected. This is followed by citrus and grass. Aftertaste: Huge and long lasting hop linger are present long after the sip. Overall: Wow! Really enjoyed this fresh brew. A testament to fresher is better with this style. Excellent. 4.75 out of 5.

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Photo of starclassic21
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Just wow. My new favorite West Coast hoppy beer.
A very hop-forward Pale Ale (consider this beer a smooth IPA). The IBU's are definitely in the IPA category.
Delicious, grapefruit/tropical fruit notes in the smell and taste. You can really tell that this beer uses the freshest hops available, because the hop presence is massive for a pale ale, in the best way. Has a delicious pine/resin/floral note to the beer, but it's so smooth to counterbalance all of the flavor. This will be one of the first things I think of from now on when the month of September rolls by.

98/100

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Photo of Vicirus
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of itracy63
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This beer makes me angry. Angry I only bought one can rather than the last six pack remaining at my favorite beer shop. This is one of the freshest, best canned beers I have ever had. Malty, hoppy and just flat out delicious. If only it was released more than once a year!

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Photo of BeerNW
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Erik-P
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntalexan
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

-Color: Maintains a nice carbonated head with bubbles that continue to rise throughout the glass. A nice dark golden ale.

-Nose: You smell the hops as soon as you crack the can. As I write this I can smell it sitting in front of me on the table. Notes of grapefruit as all my favorite hoppy beers are laced with. Fresh cut vegetation and a nice spritz of lemony citrus.

-Flavor: Like you put a hand full of the greenest hops you could find into your mouth, but in a good way, and it stays with you long after your swallow. Citrus upfront followed by a more mellow grapefruit. Other than the fact that it’s going to kill your palate with the hoppyness it’s a relatively light beer. More than likely due to its pale ale base its low on the malt spectrum.

-Rating: 3.5/5: If this wasn’t such limited time offer type of seasonal this would definitely be on regular rotation as a fridge beer for me. However, I do love the seasonality of this beer. So fresh so clean. Stop, have a beer, and reflect on the changing in seasons.

If you’re in the Seattle area during this time of year I highly recommend picking it up before it’s gone.

-Cheers!

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Photo of Hawkfish
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ajlvt
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robomunky
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Great job, Fremont. Can't wait to try the Mosaic variant. This is easily the best APA I've ever had.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine a beautiful organic hop field in Yakima, glowing beneath the sun. You can see it, and touch it, and walk through it. But this beer is how you finally smell and taste it, year after year.

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Photo of Tunic
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cducap
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Impfan
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kmlund
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Srqb
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Asics
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.5% out of 100 with 264 ratings
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