Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale AleCottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WoodBrew on 11-17-2011

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 8/7/12

Light, slightly faded, tangerine color. Foam is on the lesser side - I managed to get only 1/3rd inch of bubbles that didn't care to last long.

The aroma is simple and fairly clean with notes of floral hops, tangerine, lemon, citrus candy sweetness, caramel and bread. It isn't what I usually care for, though not entirely bad for an "East Coast" IPA.

The hops fare better taste-wise, but not exactly by leaps and bounds. Sharp citrus a la grapefruit, lemon and orange peel set out before and candy/floral sweetness grips the mid-section. Caramel and bread are moderate on the back half. Raw bitterness moves in on the finish and lingers.

The feel is bordering on brash; the body is taught and snagged by high carbonation.

Overall impression - Seems like this better than I remember in the pre-Foothills days. While I'd call it a pretty average IPA, it ain't a bad sippin' beer for the summer time.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that diminished down to a large collar and a few puddles of residue which produced some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was very light of a floral hop, straw malts and a moldy yeast with a nice subtle note of caramel.

The taste was mildly bitter sweet with a note of caramel early on and then became harshly bitter and with a good hoppy feel at the end. The flavor hung on for quite a while, with a good strong hoppy taste that faded away slowly.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a decent IPA with a nice strong bitter finish...

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3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Light amber in appearance, very clear, with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving behind minimal lacing.

It had a faint citrus aroma.

Taste and mouthfeel: I just didn't find a lot going on here. I was hoping for more as this is brewed in Winston-Salem, a short drive from here and I've had some decent beers at their brewpub.

This might be a good IPA for a person to introduce themselves to the style but it is not a hop bomb or for someone who finds most IPAs over the top on hops.

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3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't say this beer is bad, it's just nothing special.

Pours a nice color, thin white head.

Smells like "beer" with a very faint citrus smell.

Tastes similar. Some malt, some hop, just not enough of either to really stand out.

Mouthfeel, again, it's just bland.

Overall, I'm glad I only paid a $1 for it, but then again, I didn't pour it out. If I didn't review it, I'd probably forget all about it.

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3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy dark medium orange with a half finger white head. Head retention is not that good with just some mild lacing.

Aroma is typical of what I would consider a classic East coast IPA. Very heavy on the earthy, piny hops with a healthy dose of malt thrown in for good measure. A touch of caramel and biscuit.

Flavor is hop-heavy from the get go with pine and tree bark and lots of bitterness. A bit of a soapy flavor that then transitions into caramel and biscuit. Bitterness is present throughout and lingers long into the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch on the watery side finishing a bit sticky.

Overall, this beer isn't bad but there is nothing at all to make it stand out. In this day and age where everyone has an IPA, this one is just mediocre.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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