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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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True to its North Carolina roots, this American IPA delivers on the floral, hoppy notes that made Cottonwood a Boone, NC favorite. 100% malted barley and copious amounts Cascade, Magnum, and Chinook hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
From the 8/2012 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a medium sized creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was Sweettart candies, grapefruit and chalk. the flavor was very bitter, dry chalky with notes of grapefruit, lemon and dish soap. Medium length bitter, dry and tart lemon finish. Medium body. Blah for style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
A nice orange amber body with a white head. Some retention, but almost no lace. Aroma had a nice citrus hop profile with notes of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor was nicely balanced a nice bitterness from the hops and mostly sweet malts. Finish was slightly dry. Could have used some depth with the hops but seemed more of a session IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
My new least favorite style is bad IPAs. Just too malty and sweet and bitter. Not easy to drink. Very little hop flavor all I get is some bittering on a malty blah beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (3640) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2012
aromas are cereal, hay, dough. Very bad, could be a very old beer. Tastes os no hops whatsoever.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. July Beer of the Month Club selection. Grapefruit hop scent. Copper, cloudy pour with a foamy head, nice lacing. Medium, dry feel. Sweet sugar, earthy, pine bitter hop taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Poured a golden color. Bottle obx. Great aroma of citrus/floral hop. Medium heavy bitter. Medium body. Nice mouthfeel. Clean fresh hop bitterness. Nice bitter finish. Pine and some grapefruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma of sticky pine, mango, and earthy. Taste is bitter pine into citrus and finishing with sweet caramel. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Beer of the month club selection. 12 oz. bottle. Nice, hoppy aroma. Head pours a nice, thick off-white. Taste is roasty, but sweet. Overall, very drinkable - an above average IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1658) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus, florals and a touch of caramel. Taste is bitter with creeping sweetness as you drink more. Medium mouth feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4209) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The aroma is hoppy with citrus, pine, and hay. The malts are there but don’t balance well. The appearance is deep copper gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a decent beer.


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