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Cottonwood Frostbite - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
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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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-27-2013 00:58:30 | More by dharmabum1102
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

02-25-2013 02:55:44 | More by plinythederek
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tdatt43

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

01-14-2014 01:06:21 | More by tdatt43
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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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BCash

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-09-2013 06:36:15 | More by BCash
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-24-2014 14:34:17 | More by JohnParadee
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MagnusThunnus

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-31-2013 01:44:17 | More by MagnusThunnus
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-06-2014 18:04:28 | More by JCam9981
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-27-2013 01:22:25 | More by AlexFields
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JHendu

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-21-2013 22:25:26 | More by JHendu
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-01-2013 18:14:56 | More by woodchip
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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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matt82gill

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-02-2013 15:04:35 | More by CalbeDacks
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skelton00

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-12-2014 20:24:45 | More by skelton00
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-22-2013 17:29:32 | More by inspektor
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-09-2013 02:27:24 | More by marley2112
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thehooksman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-11-2013 02:37:10 | More by thehooksman
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Tennessee

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 18:53:16 | More by myelo
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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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Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.