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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joes, 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 (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at Finnegans 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 (3313) - 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 its the type of black IPA that Im 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 (7442) - 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 (9592) - 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 (13193) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Not sure if this is a collaboration with Cottonwood as i thought but it was a decent BIPA. Good hops and a decent bite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4536) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours near black with a decent head that has some legs and leaves bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma: as expected hops, an an IPA level, with some sweet and dark malts. Flavor: about equal mix of dark and very dark roasted grains and earthy/herbal hops. Medium bitterness. Both hops anddark roast linger on and on in the aftertaste. O: fairly easy drinking and tame black IPA, yet flavorful, as the malts and hops partly neutralize each other.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8373) - 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 Id prefer, but enjoyable nonetheless.


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