Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1 | Fremont Brewing Company

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Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dirtylou on 04-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by draheim:
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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy coppery orange w/ a sticky, frothy head that leaves some thin lacing.

Aroma is clean tropical citrusy piney hops - great balance of hoppy aromas, none dominant.

Taste is clean biscuity pale malt and tons of fresh, resinous hops. Tastes clean and pure; the water is a key ingredient here. Goes down almost too easy.

Mouthfeel is dry & refreshing, crisp finish.

Overall this is a delicious, thirst-quenching IPA. I could drink this all day long and never tire of it. Yet another home run from Fremont. I will drink anything they brew, especially if it has the words "Cowiche" and "Canyon" on the label.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, appears to be the 1st (excluding the fresh hopped beer from last fall) in a line of cowiche canyon organic IPA's

appearance: served in my hilliards can-pint, bright orange body, bubbly white film, nice retention. looks good in the sunlight flooding in through my kitchen windows

smell: aromatic hops - some lush citrus, pineapple, lemon zest

taste: "brewed exclusively with organic Citra and Simcoe hops grown in the Cowiche Canyon of the Yakima Valley." I dont know exactly what Fremont is up to with this hop farm, but i wholeheartedly support it, along with everything else they do. This IPA has a great hop profile showcasing two of everyone's favorite hops - bright citrus, pineapple, lemon, moderate bitterness, a leafy freshness, finishes with a little more grain than i'd prefer but overall really nice.

mouthfeel: oily, body is spot-on, bitterness fairly light

overall: another winner from Fremont

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Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hannaho
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a sunny pale orange color, with a bright white head, nice lace. Aroma is big floral hops, citrus, and a bitter astringency. Bits of malt sweetness comes through. Taste is nice juicy citrus, flowers and grass, subtle but consistent bitterness, with a light bready malt backbone.

The feel has a cream quality, mild crisp carbonation, and a lighter body that works quite well.

Overall, this is a quite nice, well put-together IPA. Great drinkability.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy light orange with a big sticky off-white head leaving spotty lacing.

Lots of big tropical fruit aromas along with a little hint of candied grapefruit. Hop forward, but malt is still present. A little dank as well.

Flavor profile is a bit different than the aroma. The tropical fruit flavors are a bit more subtle. Strong citrus, especially grapefruit pith hits up front. A touch of malt for balance before finishing resiny and dry along with more bitter grapefruit.

Carbonation levels are good, but the body seems a touch thin. Maybe just a bit more malt would make this one perfect.

Pretty good beer for experiment #1. Didn't read the bottle until I had written the heart of my review, but you can't go wrong with Citra and Simcoe. Great flavors and aromas. Only thing that could use improvement is mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium orange amber with a nice two finger fine white head with good retention and great lacing. Nice aromatic aroma of herbal and piney hops and sweet malt. Flavor is citrus, piney hops, grapefruit in the middle. Finishes somewhat thin and dry, but pleasant malt and hops. Hops are not as defined as the smell, and the flavor seems a bit subdued. Pleasant medium body. Could use a bit more herbal hop intensity in the middle and finish, but nicely balanced and tasty IPA as expected from Fremont.

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of sukwonee
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear orange with two finger head. Lots and lots of lacing and good retention.

S: Hops hops hops.

T: Grapefruit, citrous, pine-y bitterness. This is the best tasting IPA from Fremont, imo. Very hoppy. Love citra hops.

M: Good amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: This one is awesome. Kind of pricey though.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for sending this beer my way! Thanks Hollis!

reviewed from notes 7/15/12.

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Fairly standard looking IPA. A pale golden orangish bodied beer with a solid 2 fingers of white head on the beer. Leaves a decent lace behind on the glass.

Smell: Really big citrus notes of lemons, oranges, and grapefruit. Its also got mild fruity notes peaches and pineapples. Its got a bit of grassiness and pine in there too, but they play a minor role compaired to the crazy citrusy / fruity hops notes coming off this beer. Smell rediculous!

Taste: The beer is moderately bitter during the first few sips and just kind of settles in as a smooth mild hop bitterness through out drinking the rest of the beer. Citrus hops are the star just like in the nose! Oranges, lemons, and grassiness are big flavors in this beer. The pine and grapefruit seem to find themselves together, but are not adding very much of a bitter bite to the beer. Man this is seriously goood!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Sooo drinkable. Carbonated perfectly. This is what makes the beer over the top.

Overall: This is one of my favorite IPA's! Its just a good as Blind Pig... Its not quite as bitter and even more flavorful; coupled with world class drinkablility. Fremont has some of the most drinkable and flavorful hoppy beer out there. Amazed! Fremont is just killing it! Its almost silly how great these fremont brews really are...

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, and I love Freemont's IPAs.

A - Pours a clear, dark orange with a small near-white head. Good retention and lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - Grass, herbal, and sweet mangos, oranges, and tangerines. Smells great.

T - Bitter grass and some slight citrus.

D - Lower carbonation for the style and an average body.

O - A wonderful boutique and aroma, the taste is bitter but the citrus helps to save it a bit.

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Photo of Durb777
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jag21
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Hop_God
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased at Bottles in Millwood, WA, for $4.99. No freshness date.

Poured an orange-amber color, with an off-white head of unremarkable size. There's a fair amount of chill-haze.

The nose of this beer is made up of citrusy hops.

Citrusy hops hit the taste buds first, with a more bitter hop flavor then kicking in. Not much malt flavor here, just barely being detectable in the background. Things end on a dry note.

While most of the flavor of this beer is hops, it's oddly enough not as hoppy as I would expect such a beer to taste. Perhaps the hops are already fading, or perhaps Citra and Simcoe hops aren't a flavorful as I thought they would be. Anyway, this is a decent but not terribly remarkable IPA from Fremont, who have done better with other IPAs.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1 from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 38 ratings