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Foothills Cottonwood Frostbite
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


jtd6628's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Great aroma has a lot of hop nose piney darker really black color. The taste is a bit harsh but ok beer overall


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Not sure if this is a collaboration with Cottonwood as i thought but it was a decent BIPA. Good hops and a decent bite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5447) - Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draft to pint. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, roast, and citrus hops. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A bit more bitter than I’d prefer, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle: good representation of a BIPA. Dark in color with a strong roasted malt vs. hops. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1113) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Really black with a pretty good head. Aroma is roast malts and Hops. Taste is roasted grains with a citrusy after taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (925) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured into a pint glass out of a growler. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a one finger light tan head. The head retention is better than average with pretty decent lacing as well. Aroma is a nearly perfect example of what an American Black Ale should be. Toasted malt and dark roasted coffee mixed with pine with along with just the slightest touch of citrus. Very nice. The hops become more readily apparent in the flavor compared to the aroma. Lots of pine and earth with just the slightest hint of orange peel. Some minty notes too but all quickly overtaken by a very high bitterness. The pine lingers through the bitterness as does the roast and coffee which is constantly present in the background. Just a slightly sticky finish. Overall, this is a really good beer and much better than I thought it would be. I am really a fan of this style and this is one of the better examples I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9695) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap at Mellow Mushroom - Johnson City. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and earthy coffee malt, prunes and licorice with earthy, pine, and dank hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, dark malt and fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3996) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark pour tan head. Some grapefruit aroma and taste. Nice and hoppy with that roast finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (338) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
A strong Hops aroma with grapefruit, citrus, and floral. It’s black with a dark brown, pillow head. Powerful grapefruit and citrus taste. It’s a strong, powerful flavor with a bitter tart shock to the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good black ipa, on tap in blowing rock, hoppy ipa mixed with some roasty coffee yum


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