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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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Onenote81
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Stopped by the pub for some Sexual Chocolate after work yesterday, after which I decided on this as my "cool down" beer.

Came out a crystal clear orange, no haze at all. Nice finger-width foamy cap. Good lace sticks to the glass. Smells fresh with lemon-lime, orange zest, grassy hops. Not too sharp, but just a nice pleasant citrus aroma. The body is easy-drinking. Moderate-to-light body, good carbonation, clean finish.

My buddy got the Hoppyum as his "closer," so I took some sips to compare this version to their standard IPA. I've also had that one many times, so I had a nice comparison. Where that beer is juicy and fresh-tasting, this beer comes across a little muted. This is more like an IPA-light. Definitive bittering hops, but there is no lasting flavor on the finish. Mild citrus, slight peppery flavor. Finish is a little dull.

All in all, I much prefer their Hoppyum to this one, but it wasn't too bad. I may have it again, but most likely will reach for better tasting IPAs when available.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - orange and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and quite citrusy but only has a light amount of associated hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice easy to drink IPA if you like citrusy flavors but don't want lots of hop bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of nUgZ
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap in a mug.

A: Pours a light to medium golden color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Decent amount of floral and citrus hops balanced nicely with bready malts.

T: Nicely balanced hops and malts with a good amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Very well balanced IPA that's extremely easy to drink. Not too hoppy and could be enjoyed by the average beer drinker.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that fades to a patchy thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of floral and citrus (orange/orange peel) hops over lighter aromas of caramel malts with some light pine hops.

T: Moderate amounts of caramel malt sweetness with slightly stronger flavors of citrus (orange/orange peel) with some more subtle hints of pine hops. Moderate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink, this would make a nice summer session beer for warm evenings. Nothing exceptional but a solid offering and one that has improved since Foothills took over.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into HF tulip. Pours a hazey orange with slight quick head and some slight lacing. Very strong bitter rye malt aromas with a big hop presence and very mild citrus. Its meh...
Flavor is on the malty side. Really taste like a rye IPA. Im getting some citrus and crisp fresh water type flavor. Its a bit bitter; not the good ipa kind, but a little harsh. Its a better than average brew, but not an amazing ipa.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, no date?
DFH signature glass

A: Pours a light yellow orange. Really clear after hop haze/chill haze wears off. Not a ton of head, it's bright white what is there. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Smells really soapy. Almost like a bad homebrew I made once (sadly). Moderately fruity hops. Nothing crazy. Biscuit malts.

T: On the tip of the tongue, you get a good amount of pine not citrus. Then some fruitless comes in along with malts. Mild breadiness. Close is dry with a mild bitterness.

M: Light leading medium.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a gift to me from my friend, San Knocken. Today seems to be a good day for me to drink some IPAs, whether from bottle or CAN.

From the bottle: "True to its roots, this American IPA delivers on the floral, hoppy notes that made Cottonwood Endo a Boone favorite. 100% malted barley and copious amounts of Cascade, Magnum and Chinook hops do the trick, artfully brewed by Foothills."

I was relatively gentle with my pour, but the intense carbonation still produced a finger of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a light golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles. Nose had kind of a grassy quality, perhaps from the intermingling of the hops. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was both earthy and grassy, very reminiscent of a wet (fresh)-hopped beer, although that process may not have been used in this case. Finish was semi-dry, very tasty, with a lingering earthiness that lent a tea-like mellowness to the beer.

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Cottonwood ENDO India Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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