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Cottonwood Frostbite | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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139 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by nUgZ on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,656
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
139
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see a new updated Frostbite from Foothills.Poured a deep dark chocolate with ruby highlights,a thinner light tan colored head atop.Earthy and piney hops stand out most in the nose,a bit raw wich isn't a bad thing.Dark roast coffee and eathy tones up front on the palate with piney hops coming into play late along with some raw woodiness.This is a solid ABA that's pretty dry and raw wich again isn't a bad thing.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of dailyminefield
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of aleckpa
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Cottonwood Frostbite from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 139 ratings
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