Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale AleCottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WoodBrew on 11-17-2011)
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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one seems a bit...unusual. The first thing I thought when I tastes it was that it might be a Belgian IPA? But, no. It's isn't. It's just very soapy with a fruity tone to it. Kind of an odd tone to it, though still pleasurable enough to drink. A bit too bright and twisted in that area for an IPa, but it's drinkable.

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Horbar
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle while out at the Outer Banks, NC. The bitterness isn't huge, but there's a nice array of citrus juice hop oils with a mild herbal edge and lingering bitter rind. It would have trouble standing up to the heavy hitters of the style, but you consider this a tasty summer-weight IPA and great BBQ companion. Certainly a beer I'd pick up for the beach again.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 8/7/12

Light, slightly faded, tangerine color. Foam is on the lesser side - I managed to get only 1/3rd inch of bubbles that didn't care to last long.

The aroma is simple and fairly clean with notes of floral hops, tangerine, lemon, citrus candy sweetness, caramel and bread. It isn't what I usually care for, though not entirely bad for an "East Coast" IPA.

The hops fare better taste-wise, but not exactly by leaps and bounds. Sharp citrus a la grapefruit, lemon and orange peel set out before and candy/floral sweetness grips the mid-section. Caramel and bread are moderate on the back half. Raw bitterness moves in on the finish and lingers.

The feel is bordering on brash; the body is taught and snagged by high carbonation.

Overall impression - Seems like this better than I remember in the pre-Foothills days. While I'd call it a pretty average IPA, it ain't a bad sippin' beer for the summer time.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cmannes
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't say this beer is bad, it's just nothing special.

Pours a nice color, thin white head.

Smells like "beer" with a very faint citrus smell.

Tastes similar. Some malt, some hop, just not enough of either to really stand out.

Mouthfeel, again, it's just bland.

Overall, I'm glad I only paid a $1 for it, but then again, I didn't pour it out. If I didn't review it, I'd probably forget all about it.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SLYFOXXX410
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just sat down and popped the cap off a Foothills Cottonwood Endo. This beer poured nicely into a pint glass, with a cloudy amber look & a great 2-3 finger head.

First sip, sweet to the taste! Smooth in the mouth & the transition from sweet to a light bitterness switched over nicely! These flavors rolled together, which I enjoyed very much & the great taste lingered on the taste buds for awhile. It wasn't like you needed to go back & chase the taste because it stuck around. Very good!!!

I also enjoyed the aroma, which came with every sip & the lacing was excellent. Happy nose, happy mouth from beginning to end. Definately the hang loose sign to Foothills Brewing, WELL DONE!

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.