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Foothills Cottonwood Frostbite
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


aplus01's rating

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Drank from a bottle so aroma and appearance will require revisiting again. Taste is bitterness and roasty malt with pretty big citrus and piney hop flavor. Interested in trying again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4001) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Lots of roasted malt notes on the tongue. It tastes kind of like tar which is both interesting and extremely off-putting. Itís not my favorite style to be honest so this feels kind of like a best-case scenario for it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5239) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Tar, pine, and soil nose, the former is dominant. Cola black, medium tan head, good lacing. Tobacco, pine, tar. Medium body, easy carbonation. Undoubtedly an IDA, but I like a sharper hop bite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4630) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Taps rich coffee sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Woody hops and hay dominate the aroma, but gladly share the olfactory stage with roast malt and a whisper of wheat. Flavor delivers woody hops, roast malt, coffee, molasses, and subtle earthy and wheaty tones. Firm body has good strong fizz and leaves a hoppy and roasty/charred finish. Get bitten!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joeís, Raleigh. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of fresh pine, tangerine, and faint chocolate. Taste features expected citrus and piney hop bitterness with chocolate and coffee malts to balance. This is a very nicely done black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at Finneganís as I wore my kickass holiday suit for the trivia season finale. Moderately thin black pour, fine khaki lacing. Aroma is primarily herbal and pine with mild roast notes. Flavor is IPA foremost. In control pine/spruce hop sting with mild roast in the background. The Black in Black IPA is a secondary character here, which I like. Very clean, crisp, and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Piney, juniper, resiny, slight roasty aromas. Roasty, piney, herbal, conifer flavors. Not a bad beer, but itís the type of black IPA that Iím not a huge fan of.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
I liked the balance between chocolate malt and hops. Neither over powered you. From site: 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (5987) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle, thanks. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head. Aroma is citrus, roasty. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, lightly acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee allusions and toasted cereals meet hop resins in this balanced, smooth Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-This is as drinkable as most Foothills brews.
-The nose may be linear, but this remains balanced and enjoyable throughout.
-The texture is smooth.

On tap at the Foothills brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12241) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
A dark brown ipa with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with coffee grind, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. On tap at brewpub.


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