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Foothills Cottonwood Frostbite
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, thick beige head with smazing retention and solid lacing. Aroma of light spice and burnt espressp. Taste is pone needles dipped in dark coffee. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal hops with faint caramel and roasted malts. The taste is herbal, resin hops, nutty notes and toffee malts. Medium bodied with a mild lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap at Suttree’s. Pours deep mahogany with a fairly sturdy white head. Aroma is a mix of spruce, coffee, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is pretty much the same, with an odd spicy note added. Seems to lose and crispness as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Before this beer was reinvented as a black IPA, it seemed like an interesting hybrid of a hoppy amber and a strong ale. Now it’s been tweaked to resemble a style that’ll probably be gone in a few years, and mostly lacks the complexity of some of the finer examples out there. Bitter, piney, not without character; just nothing to send you on a return trip.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Nose is very green, garlic, onion, grass, light citrus, roast, cocoa. Much improved after ten minutes of breathing/warming. Flavor is a bit messy still though. Olives, light green pepper, soy sauce, medium green vegetal bitterness. Slightly sweet, mocha finish. Strange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours dark and clean with one finger of tight tan head. Nose is nice, peppery and roasty with some spicy hop notes and coffee grounds. Light onion/garlic component and citrusy notes. Medium bodied with a roasty and moderately bitter palate

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3428) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pint on tap and 12 oz. bottle. Opaque ebony with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of grapefruit and orange zest, pine resin, and coffee. Taste is big citrus, resin, earthy mocha, and mineral water. Near-medium body is soft and roasty-dry, but is a little sticky at times and has flare-ups due to over-carbonation. Maybe that was intentional to help balance the stickiness, but I prefer sticky to overly fizzy. Still a pretty tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with a moderate off-white (and quickly disappearing) head. Nose is a little hoppy with some pine notes in it, though the malts smooth it out. Maltier than I expected - no real bitterness to this at all.


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