Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale

Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)

From the brewer

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 Stateā€¦ Because Organic Hops Matter. A portion of all sales fund the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.

Average Scores

Overall: 78 (logged 8 times)
Draft: 79 (logged 4 times)
Bottle: 77 (logged 4 times)

Who's been drinking this

2020 release
Delicious, as usual. I wish I'd taken more notes at the time, though.
2019 release
Drank most of it before I remembered to take a picture. Fresh, citrus, pine, intensely flavored. Pithy, prickly finish.
2017 release
Definitely better than the Field to Ferment. Similar opening, slightly more round and grapey, but with a much smoother finish. Good malt and a bit of buttery funk.
2014 release
Now THAT is fresh hopped!
2013 release
Hop finish more pronounced than bottle, sharper, more acrid. Body seems weaker but it's still a good taste.
2013 release
A nice, intensely fragrant-fruity hop flavor with nice malt balance and a clean, non-bitter finish. Almost syrupy-sweet but manages to avoid being offensive. I think I'm going to make a point of trying more fresh hop beers.
2013 release
Hops without beating over the head with hoppy bitterness.
2013 release
Good cereal body transitions well to the hopped finish, not thin/empty. Tangy/grapefruit sort of hopped finish.