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Cottonwood Endo India Pale Ale - Carolina Beer Company

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Cottonwood Endo India Pale AleCottonwood Endo India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Beer Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murph on 07-23-2002)
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Reviews by Luigi:
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Luigi

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a orange-red color with a large white foamy head. The head retention is excelent. Floral hops, some bread like malts, and a hint of citrus comes out in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium. Has a prefectly balanced taste. Many American IPA's tend to get out of hand with the hops and pay no attention to balance. Spicy floral hops hit the tounge hard at first. A good amount malt kicks in to balance out the hops. Has a dry hoppy aftertaste. What a tasty IPA Cottonwood has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2005 05:08:40 | More by Luigi
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-24-2012 01:29:45 | More by cliff1066
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

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2/5  rDev -44%

02-17-2012 23:39:02 | More by Gery285
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Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -51%

01-11-2012 04:49:55 | More by khargro2
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4/5  rDev +12%

12-14-2011 14:55:45 | More by jak
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3/5  rDev -16%

12-05-2011 19:57:07 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16%

12-05-2011 01:58:13 | More by nmann08
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

11-22-2011 15:46:38 | More by captainbearcat
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bluetrevian

Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

11-16-2011 18:23:08 | More by bluetrevian
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

11-14-2011 17:06:07 | More by bpfrush
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MillRat

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at their outlet in the Charlotte airport (See my review of that location for more info.)

Rather red for an an IPA, but a persistent not-quite-white head with good lacing. Aroma gives you a quick blast of citrusy hops followed by some toasty malts. The flavor is a nice balance between a wall-of-hops blast that covers the field from bitterness to flavor to more of the aroma, a little piney flavor coming into play. The brewer wasn't afraid to bring the malts up to play in the same league as the hops, with enough sweetness to parry the hops and body to protect the palate from the hop astringency. All in all a good beer that encourages ordering a second round.

Serving type: on-tap

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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up as part of a Pick 6 Pack at Food City in Gatlinburg, TN in mid-November. Though it's been stored in my mini fridge since, I can tell this beer is past its prime. Still, here goes my review...

Appearance -- Poured into my favorite beer glass, my Duvel tulip, I get a nice frothy three inch head that quickly dissipates with minimal lacing.

Smell -- Not much initially... Given some time to warm up to room temperature, I don't get much more than what I'd expect with a stale Budweiser.

Taste -- Tastes like a very average IPA... Tastes like a very weak pale ale, in fact.

Mouthful -- Like a PBR on steroids... Very fizzy, not much else.

Drinkability -- One and done. Not much going on here.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 07:52:06 | More by cadizkyguy
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap before so wanted to try the bottle...and it is different. While the body and aroma are the same (golden body, good fizzy head that dies quick but leaves lacing on top of a citric, hoppy aroma w/ minor malts), the citric hop taste is less pronounced. Who knows, maybe an old bottle or something, but the citric hop bitterness and some spice and light sweet malt notes are there but there isn't as great as a balance as before and it just comes across as good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 11:58:14 | More by clayrock81
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beerdown77

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this along side of Mad Hatter IPA. Comparatively, I thought Endo IPA did not have very good head retention or carbonation. It poured red/brown, which I was not expecting. Red ales and lagers aren't usually my favorites, and this beer had the strong malt presence that I associate with red styled beers. It did have a certain woodiness that made it different, so I can appreciate that. This just isn't my preferred style, if you lean toward the reds, check this one out!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 22:59:22 | More by beerdown77
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Poppleton

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - deep amber with little head

S - Pleasant almost pefumy and floral

T- Balanced hoppy burst settling into expected bitterness which doesn't overstay its welcome.

M- Crisp, clean, well-carbonated.

D- Not the fanciest IPA I've ever had but I could easily drink a few of these. This IPA does not try to overwhelm you with flowery hops that can at times seem overwhelming in other beers of this style.

Serving type: bottle

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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out with a nice copper color and a thick silky head. Carbonation is tight and small. Boooom! Citrusy hop aroma straight to the face with a caramel malt roast! So I take a sip and I taste oak wood and roasted bready notes with this Chuck Norris kick of lemony citrusy hops. The taste of an aok barrle is much appreciated. Lots of lacing along the glass. So it has a nice drying mouthfeel, it is moderate bodied and was high gravity when brewed. I can have a few of these but this is a slow sipper to be enjoyed and not belted down. Excellent beer!

Serving type: on-tap

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tchenery

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured to a pint glass. There's a nice full off white head that only extends about one finger but seems to be dissipating. The beer also seems to have decent carbonation.

This smells more like an English style IPA to me than an American. I'm picking up more pale malts than hop aroma. It has that English green raisin fruit aroma to it.

It tastes just like it smells. Very forward with the malt flavor and not much on the hops except for the bitter bite, I'm not picking up any aroma or flavor hops in this one.

It's a pretty full bodied beer with a thick mouthfeel, almost slick.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 23:09:03 | More by tchenery
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wallaceandvomit

Florida

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- nice dark amber color, nice foamy head with good duration
s- nice (but mild) caramel/citrus scent
t- nice caramel and hoppy taste, decent amount of bitterness, reminds me a little of jockamo but i think i like this better
m- medium thickness, maybe a slight creamy texture
d- this is one of the better beers ive tried this weekend in ashevill, nc. definitely give this a shot if you like amber beers and ipas

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 23:48:49 | More by wallaceandvomit
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Cottonwood Endo India Pale Ale from Carolina Beer Company
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