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Cottonwood Frostbite - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
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 added by: nUgZ on 11-17-2012)
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nice to see a new updated Frostbite from Foothills.Poured a deep dark chocolate with ruby highlights,a thinner light tan colored head atop.Earthy and piney hops stand out most in the nose,a bit raw wich isn't a bad thing.Dark roast coffee and eathy tones up front on the palate with piney hops coming into play late along with some raw woodiness.This is a solid ABA that's pretty dry and raw wich again isn't a bad thing.

12-01-2012 23:25:25 | More by oberon
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-08-2013 22:07:23 | More by mte1972
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-23-2014 23:02:40 | More by briandaube
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

06-06-2014 23:00:22 | More by chinchill
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-10-2012 19:49:55 | More by twowheelssoar
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6%

A - black with a little lacing of brown head

S - huge citrus notes, piny, roasted malts, faint chocolate

T - earthy, spicy hops, piny, chocolate, faintly roasty finish

M - medium bodied, a bit thin, smooth, well carbonated

This was a nice beer, but it didn't have great balance. The hops and malts at times were a bit at odds. The malt was overly chocolaty while the hops were spicy and bitter. It was also a tad thin for my liking. With just a few minor tweaks this would have been a really solid offering. It's worth trying though if you're in NC and enjoy Black IPAs.

12-15-2012 14:26:26 | More by tdm168
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2013 16:25:27 | More by dailyminefield
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-01-2013 18:14:56 | More by woodchip
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aleckpa

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%

Bottled 10/24/13

Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass

A: Pours a pitch black, I can't see anything through it. There is about a finger's khaki colored head. It retains some head, but maybe more so around the edge of the glass. I do get some lacing.

S: This smells like a spruce pine tree.

T: Similar to the smell. Piney hops, some citrus. Some roasty, malty on the finish but more hop taste. I like Black IPA's like this.

M: Light body, crisp and clean. Some carbonation.

O: I really, really enjoyed this beer. This is my second time having it. The first time I had it in a tulip but I did not get as much of the pine. For this review, I used the Dogfish Signature Glass and got more piney scents and it tasted better. I believe this is a good representation of the style and I will certainly seek this out in the future.

11-23-2013 20:15:25 | More by aleckpa
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Chandler_R

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2013 07:22:21 | More by Chandler_R
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-13-2013 21:46:03 | More by hemorhoidzz
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2012 02:17:38 | More by wolfeman007
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2013 00:54:17 | More by Bung
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2012 22:54:54 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-02-2013 03:18:42 | More by dvmin98
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-27-2012 04:04:28 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-29-2013 04:31:14 | More by KevinGordon
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matt82gill

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-06-2013 20:07:02 | More by matt82gill
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-20-2012 00:45:33 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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boonejag75

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-10-2012 00:10:41 | More by boonejag75
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-24-2014 14:12:53 | More by mattsmith413
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wedge

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours a very dark brown color with a lush, stick-y looking head. The aroma is very oily upfront...green hops, grapefruit juice, and pine resin over a smooth, not-so-roasted chocolate and coffee malt base. Big, delicious hoppy flavor. I don't remember the old recipe tasting anything like this. Spicy, piney, and green...almost minty. A little rough in the attack, taking over most of the flavor and not leaving much room for the malt to come through. Good stuff though! Medium bodied and bitter. It doesn't scream "winter" to me, but that's cool. This will be in my fridge again soon.

11-25-2012 19:51:16 | More by wedge
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Brettaqueen

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-23-2013 00:10:00 | More by Brettaqueen
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2013 20:42:20 | More by FUwolfpacker
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-02-2013 06:05:35 | More by bozodogbreath
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Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.