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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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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.


durhambeer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Nose is citrus and green onions. Some dark malts, but much more hops. Taste is thin, with some sort of bitter ash and mocha. Light palate. Meh.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (861) - 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 (9081) - 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 (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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (224) - 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 (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good black ipa, on tap in blowing rock, hoppy ipa mixed with some roasty coffee yum

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (538) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Decent enough beer. Enjoyed the old frostbite more. Not sure why Foothills is changing these beers up?

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (722) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Poured from a tap at Millstone pizza.The pour is a dark brown with a minimum head.The body is light with roasty malt slight hop notes.Pine as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3432) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours deep deep brown with some brown light bodied head. Nose is big piney resinous, and citrus tropical fruits. Flavor is roast chocolate, fruits, citrus, flowers and bitter hops. Dry bitter roasty finish and light bodied. A little light in the body but good hop profile.


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