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Cottonwood Frostbite - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
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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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01-06-2014 22:16:30 | More by baklo
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01-05-2014 04:33:19 | More by Falcone
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4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> tulip glass

A - deep opaque black, as black as a moonless night, as black as my ex-girlfriend's cold, cold heart. Small one inch khaki colored head, with awesome retention, and awesome lacing.

S - interesting nose, not overpowering at all but I get roasted nuts, pine , bread, and floral

T - There is a subtle molasses like tangy sweetness present. The finish is roasted nuts, coffee, chocolate, and a nice bitterness that slowly materializes.

M - pretty thick. Moderate carbonation, small aftertaste, though not unpleasant.

O - A pleasant surprise. I loved this far more than I anticipated. My biggest regret was that I only bought a single bottle last time I was in NC.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 03:39:46 | More by Mojo
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-01-2014 02:02:18 | More by Evoforen
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2013 07:22:21 | More by Chandler_R
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-27-2013 01:22:25 | More by AlexFields
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-22-2013 02:12:53 | More by Nicole_deB
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-22-2013 02:04:32 | More by Irish57
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.