Cottonwood Frostbite - Foothills Brewing Company
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.66/5 rDev -5.2%
An American Black Ale, that some people also call a Black IPA, although how an ale can be "black" and "pale" at the same time eludes me. Well this one is black … with some hints of dark red at the edges … topped with a 1/2 inch tan head that hangs around for a while.
The aroma is very hop forward, fresh pine resin and citrus, with a mild roasted malt background. The taste follows, with initial hops and then moderate bitterness (mid-70s IBU) and mild chocolate, molasses malt with a very slight hint of ethanol. The body is light with moderate carbonation.
Overall, pretty tasty. It doesn't really strike me as a typical winter brew because of relatively light body, low alcohol, and lack of a large malt structure but it's a nice beer anyway. In fact if blindfolded I would have thought this was an IPA.
02-17-2014 18:53:16 | More by myelo
Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.