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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11810) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Had this one on-tap at the brewpub. Light ruby edges make this one just less-than-black. A nice small cap of foam on top leaves perfect sip rings on the glass edge. Excellent nose bursting with notes of pine scent, citrus, fresh crushed hop pellets. Great inviting hoppy scent! Good body. Not too thick, easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. Well-balanced. Juicy, flavorful hops make up the bulk of this one. Nice bitter pop to it, but great citrusy flavor. Some mild cocoa-like sweetness noted, a little dry character on the finish. A good dark bitter beer. I like this one better than their standard IPA I think. Nice work retooling this one, Foothills.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
A strong Hops aroma with grapefruit, citrus, and floral. Itís black with a dark brown, pillow head. Powerful grapefruit and citrus taste. Itís a strong, powerful flavor with a bitter tart shock to the palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (923) - 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
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours the deepest ruby with a tan head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of deep pine. Flavors are of roasted grain, pine needle tea, coffee, citrus, with a clean bitter pine finish. The mouthfeel is round with a medium body. A nicely bitter and roasted Black IPA. Goes down well, tasty and thoroughly enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Aroma of warm maple syrup and bread. Jet black in color with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Tastes like dark roast coffee and plenty of hop spice. Really bitter finish. Lovely beverage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
bottle, from Triangle wine. good aroma, sweet, roasty. dark orangy brown color, good head that faded to ring, good lace. Bitter sweet flavor, mediun body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish, pretty darn tasty. very interesting with aroma. citrus, pine, roasted malt all come into play. flavor is more on the roasted bitter side. nice change to the Frostbite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8536) - 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.


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