Cotton Blossom Farmhouse IPA | Haw River Farmhouse Ales

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Cotton Blossom Farmhouse IPACotton Blossom Farmhouse IPA
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4.09/5
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48 Ratings
Cotton Blossom Farmhouse IPACotton Blossom Farmhouse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
North Carolina, United States
hawriverales.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,792
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
48
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Higdon
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SLeffler27
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fills a tulip glass dark honey amber that is clear beneath a three-inch, faintly orange, creamy head that lasts an eternity as it knits a patchwork of sticky lace.

The aroma is sweet and funky with special distinction given to pine and citrus. Generally speaking it is juicy, sappy, earthy, and flowery. Warmth brings out fresh-squeezed tangerines.

The bitterness is just short of enamel peeling. First flavors include flowers and orange pith. Later it becomes earthy and most definitely picks up farmhouse qualities. The finish is modest and quickly mellows before lingering. Warmth reveals strong mango flavors.

Alcohol is as expected without being hot. The body is full with a woolen texture and a touch metallic. Carbonation is less than expected from the pour. Fine abrasiveness reveals this beer is two-faced -- simultaneously super dry and juicy.

I enjoyed this beer on a cool overcast afternoon with occasional snow showers. Fellow beer geeks might want to try this with a sharp cheddar cheese.

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Photo of locoformavs
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear copper color with nice thick fluffy white head excellent lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - The brett really stands out in this lots of light fruit and farmhouse funk. I get plenty of hay just a hint of oak and floral notes as well.

Taste - The taste follows the aroma lots of peach and funk a barnyard in a bottle in a good way. It also has a nice hoppiness that is balanced with the funk.

Feel - The feel is pretty light and crisp the funk hits your mouth with a pow no sign of the 8.5% ABV.

Overall - I am very impressed with this beer, great flavors and a very balanced well done beer.

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Photo of ninaturner
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of surSippsalot
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one for your want list. I highly recommend trying it!

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Photo of REVZEB
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knuckledragger
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Cotton Blossom Farmhouse IPA from Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 48 ratings