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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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155 Ratings
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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:
Beer added by: WoodBrew on 11-17-2011

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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 26
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4/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of ComfortablyBum
4.55/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't done a review in awhile, but after drinking this one I felt an obligation to come do one.

I bought a six pack at Harris Teeter. Poured into a New Belgium Tulip.

Appearance is a golden copper clear with lots of carbonation bubbles rising up through it. The head was not very large, but didn't go away. The lacing was small bubbles, but not much.

The Smell was a a sweet citrus hoppy one. I didn't notice a floral smell until I drank some.

The Taste was citrusy sweet with a good bitter aftertaste. Nothing to blow your socks off, but still solid. For an IPA I usually expect more bitterness, but this was still good. The malt was subtle, but there.

The mouthful was smooth and carbonated. I could finish the whole six pack in an hour.

This beer to me is a great bridge or session IPA. If I had a brewpub and needed a consumer grade IPA it would hopefully be as good as this one. I'm going to give this to my yellow fizzy beer friends to see if they like it. It is just a good balance between extremes.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Light amber in appearance, very clear, with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving behind minimal lacing.

It had a faint citrus aroma.

Taste and mouthfeel: I just didn't find a lot going on here. I was hoping for more as this is brewed in Winston-Salem, a short drive from here and I've had some decent beers at their brewpub.

This might be a good IPA for a person to introduce themselves to the style but it is not a hop bomb or for someone who finds most IPAs over the top on hops.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of KajII
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that diminished down to a large collar and a few puddles of residue which produced some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was very light of a floral hop, straw malts and a moldy yeast with a nice subtle note of caramel.

The taste was mildly bitter sweet with a note of caramel early on and then became harshly bitter and with a good hoppy feel at the end. The flavor hung on for quite a while, with a good strong hoppy taste that faded away slowly.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a decent IPA with a nice strong bitter finish...

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orangish copper with a quarter of an inch of soft, white, foamy head that fades to a thin layer. The nose is quite floral and fruity with some citrusy notes. There are also hints of light malt and some underlying alcohol. The taste is lightly bready malt up front followed by some light grapefruit and apple-like fruitiness and then finishes with a big, earthy, bitter, piny hop bite. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but quite crisp and a little bity.

This isn't a bad beer by any means. The malt character is lacking in my opinion and some of the fruity notes didn't seem to mesh well, but overall it was enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fair if a bit tepid and unremarkable IPA

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Simple label framing a landscape of hills over a brown background. Back narrative notes background and main characteristics. Shows SRM 4.5, IBU 66, and 6% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Clear deep gold pour, small finger of good foam with fair retention and surface memory, alongside rich touches of lacing.

S - Nose is fair but rather soft, lemony, grass… very tepid.

T - Somewhat better in the palate, with a longer hoppy note but not that long, citric, light floral and resinous note, over a soft biscuity note.

M - Medium-light body and carbonation a bit bland at point.

O - OK, it is not a bad brew, but nothing to remember here...

Notes: Probably the most forgettable of the offerings I´ve been lucky to try from Foothills. Maybe the bottle faded? I took it from the brewery… But either that or this is a soft entry point IPA at best.

Photo of beer2day
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight clear gold pour with 1 finger of near white head. Thick, active bubble streams. Very good head retention and thick chunky lace.

Nose is floral hops, with esters underneath. Light pineapple in the mix. Getting a bit stronger with each sip.

Taste is floral hops and a woody, earthy malt background. Soapy, floral finish. Light pine notes, but really a stretch to feel them. Bit of pepper in the finish, too. The flavors are nice, but for an IPA I really need more strength to them. They serve as more of an accomplice here.

Feel is very nice, with a bit of cream and very smooth. Not overly thick.

Overall, I remember this being richer with flavor the first time I had it at the pub in Boone all those years ago. Not bad, though.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A typically IPA aroma: Hoppy, citrusy, and sweet.

T: Tasted of hops (not too over the top), citrus, and some malt in the finish. A decent, well rounded flavor that's a bit more subtle than I expected.

M: A well-carbonated beer that's a bit slick in the finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solidly made, easy to drink IPA.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
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