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Cottonwood Frostbite - Foothills Brewing Company

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86
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nUgZ on 11-17-2012

Embrace the long winter nights in the company of Frostbite Black IPA. A careful blend of barley and roasted wheat malts deliver a clean finish, backed up by a big blast of Pacific North West aroma hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 16
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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Foothills Brewpub, the beer is a dark brown coloring, with mahogany highlights, and a foamy, filmy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, hops resin and alpha acids, pine notes, and a roasted backbone. Flavors are tart and dry grapefruit, lime, hops bitterness, and pin pitch forward, with a roasted and subtle coffee bitter backbone. Hop heavy, with a citrus and resinous aftertaste. Slick, dry bodied, with a bitter, resinous, dry finish. Very good beer.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I found it much better as a draft than as bottled

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12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours near black with a decent head that has some legs and leaves bands of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: as expected hops, an an IPA level, with some sweet and dark malts.
Flavor: about equal mix of dark and very dark roasted grains and earthy/herbal hops. Medium bitterness. Both hops anddark roast linger on and on in the aftertaste.

O: fairly easy drinking and tame black IPA, yet flavorful, as the malts and hops partly neutralize each other.

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Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.