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Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop vs. Zombie Dust

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by draheim, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. draheim

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    Anyone else notice some pretty striking similarities between these two beers? I haven't done a side-by-side comparison, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were pretty close. Must be the Citra.

    Can't say I have a preference, they're both great—but right now I'm enjoying the hell out of a Cowiche Canyon.
     
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    Just drank my first Cowiche Canyon and compared to most of the Zombie Dust I've had, I'd say yeah, some similarities, but the last bottle of ZD I had was un freaking believable. Huge pineapple and citrus which I didn't get from CC.

    I got a lot of bottle variation from the ZD I've had.
     
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    I will do a side by side tomorrow.

    For science.
     
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    Yeah they do taste pretty similar, but I've gotta give the edge to Zombie Dust. I wish I could get that shit on a regular basis out here.
     
  5. sukwonee

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    I just wrote in my review of CC that CC tasted similar to ZD but ZD is less bitter.

    I prefer ZD though but CC was quite good.
     
  6. Smurf2055

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    I haven't tried the Fresh Hop, but I was always impressed at RPM because of the similarities to Zombie Dust.
     
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    Can't say I've noticed the similarities. Cowiche is a great fresh hop beer, but ZD trumps it by far.
     
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    Bone A Fide vs. Zombie Dust is another one to try side by side.
     
  9. BillHilly

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    ZD is ridiculous! Cowiche is solid - not in the same league though as ZD...I'll drink both anytime!
     
  10. BuckeyeOne

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    CC FTW! I can get it regularly until it's gone for the season. I can't get ZD except through trade or travel.
     
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    Had a beer by Bale breaker, out of Moxee, Wa, at the Yakima Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday that was as good or better than Cowiche. Their Piled High, Imperial Fresh Hop ale was legit.
     
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    That beer was awesome and it was great to see so many people in line for bale breaker. Will definitely be looking for from them in the future.
     
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    I'd agree to that side by side with the all citra bone-a-fide tony brewed for FW fest.
     
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    Never had the canyon, but from close friends who have taken the trip to FFF brewery and had Zombie Dust say and swear ZD is the best American pale ale they've ever had. Every time the apa topic is brought up they all claim FFF has the World's best pale ale. I'm sure a lot of breweries take inspiration from 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust given its pure class. Not saying canyon are trying to clone it, but if FFF make the World's best apa then that's the route some other brewers may go with.
     
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    Yeah, easily the longest beer line of the evening...now the food lines on the other hand..aye carumba!
     
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    I think Cowiche Fresh Hop beats out ZD. Wish I could drink either all year though :)
     
  17. dirtylou

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    the beer has existed for one year. it's great, but lets curb the hype a bit
     
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    To be clear, I'm referring to the Zombie Dust :)
     
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    Three Floyds hype in a Beer Advocate thread? NO WAY.

    With that out of the way, Boneafide is pretty damn impressive, and Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop is awesome.
     
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    Gonna grab a couple FHCC's tomorrow, and should have the Old Schoolhouse by the end of the week. Looking forward to it. Never had ZD.
     
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    I had Zombie Dust last Christmas while back in Omaha visit my wife's family. One of her cousins and I did a beer swap and brought me a bunch of Bells and 3F beers in exchange for some HotD, a Pliny and Deschutes stuff. I had Pride and Joy, Alpha King and Zombie Dust. It WAS really good, but I still think there is crazy ridiculous hype.
     
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    Had a 22 of the FHCC yesterday. Pretty damn good. Also grabbed a Two Beers Fresh Hop and am waiting for the Old Schoolhouse to hit the shelf. Going to have my own private fresh hop GABF, 3-way showdown!
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised by the Two Beers Fresh Hop. I've had four Cowiche Canyons this fall and maybe it's just me, but it might have been slightly better last year. Still mighty tasty though. Haven't tried to track down the Old Schoolhouse yet; I'm sure there's a bottle waiting for me @ Chuck's.
     
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