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RATINGS: 70   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.


Hussey's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pint on tap @ Foothills. Lunch with Moms. Corbett is a great wait person. And a cutie pie. Pour: Orange hazy pour. Thick collar of short lived foam. Aroma: Lemony zest nose. Incredible fresh hoppy aroma. Taste: Fantastic! A fresh mouthfeel, medium body balances well with bitterness. Incredible with my Reuben and fries. Enjoyable not-too-sweet caramel body. The malt was just chewy enough. Overall: A great "middleweight" IPA. A lot of folks are dissing this brew. To each his/her own. Perhaps I just picked the right delivery vehicle. On tap from the brewery seemed to work out incredibly well. Great brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (258) - - FEB 22, 2014
Not my favorite IPA but not bad. Pours a slightly hazy orange. Small, watery head. Sweet on the nose. Taste is pretty hoppy with grapefruit and some perfume notes. Malt is a bit sweet and finish is sort of resiny and mouth puckering. Nothing compared to the Hoppyum.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (943) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at winslows, greenville nc. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and malty. Malty body, hoppy, fruity, dry finish. Decent ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good ipa, bottle from peabodys in boone, overall a nice drinking IPA, enjoyed

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
swright752 (18) - - DEC 31, 2013
Clear golden color with a white head and lacing down the glass. Taste like eating a big sativa nugget with citrus notes busting out of the nose.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pint at Doherty’s Tavern Cary. Fjle this under "I havent rated this yet? Howd that happen. Ok aroma. Sweet. Cirtus. On the grapefruit side of things. Little pine. Minor toast bread thing. Clean golden orange color, lively carbonation. Good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body light creamy mouthfeel bitter finish. Good. Not gonna wow you. Finr it odd Foothills did this as they have hoppyum and then Jade. But solid enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, and a hinto perfumy/floral. Sweet caramel malt with a nice resiny bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. pretty nice

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2013
This is laughable as an ipa. No aroma e crept malt. Light bitterness but boring in taste abysmal. One of worst ipa ivedrank.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
penguinfinity (90) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Smells strong and sweet. Pours thick, dark yellow with a little sediment. Taste is complex, starts smooth but quickly becomes and finishes bitter and strong. I am not a fan of the IPA style, but this is good to taste, not something I would buy again though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilentJo (65) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Golden color with a thick white foam that fades into light lacing. Aroma is hoppy, taste is as well with a smooth start and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Hoppy aroma. Flavor is fairly balanced. Smooth malt that leads into a hops bitterness that is not too overpowering. Earthy.


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