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Cottonwood Frostbite | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.84/5
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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:
#13,723
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
139
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peteknepper
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ToddThompson
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cbrocaille
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Great blend of a dark beer and an IPA. Lots of hop and aroma and a smooth dark beer finish.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of walkinginplace
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trooperp
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brandon632
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Freshness date is smudged.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- The somewhat pungent hop aroma is earthy yet floral and there's a sturdy malt backbone.

T- Great balance of hop character and bitterness along with the roastiness and slight sweetness of the malt. Tangy, even a bit bright and just the slightest trace of smoke.

M- Slightly sharp with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Definitely one of the best Black IPAs I've ever had. The balance is the key here with no one element overriding the other and every one working in harmony. Excellent hop character with the malt complementing every step of the way. Kickass.

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3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of NCJEFF77
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Foothills Brewpub, the beer is a dark brown coloring, with mahogany highlights, and a foamy, filmy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, hops resin and alpha acids, pine notes, and a roasted backbone. Flavors are tart and dry grapefruit, lime, hops bitterness, and pin pitch forward, with a roasted and subtle coffee bitter backbone. Hop heavy, with a citrus and resinous aftertaste. Slick, dry bodied, with a bitter, resinous, dry finish. Very good beer.

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3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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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