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Foothills Cottonwood Frostbite
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19926) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12398) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, 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 (11469) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8987) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7753) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6190) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6031) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5882) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5312) - 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.


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