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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Firewater is a very balanced and drinkable East Coast IPA. Six separate British hop varieties make your taste buds jump up and say “Wow!”, while wheat and five different barleys provide a malty balance. An American version of the historic English style, this beer can stand up to a journey – either halfway around the world or just from can to mouth!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap @ the Bier garden, Asheville, NC. Orange copper pour. Citrusy hop aroma. Grapefruit. Malty flavor seems to overpower the bitterness. More of an APA to me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Cloudy orange with a finger of smooth silky white head. Very dry maltiness. Some caramel then all citrus hopes. Taste is smooth caramel malt, then a light citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On tap. Poured a clear amber with a two finger off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavor is oranges, grapefruits and a sweet malt balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2008
(draft) Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some earthy, light peach. Light-medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle at the Bier Garden in Asheville. Cloudy copper pour with t in white head. Grassy citrus aroma. Malty body with a bitter earthy hop balance. Not as balanced as I would have liked. Finishes clean with no bitterness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2008
On tap. Amber with a good size head. Aroma of floral and spicey hops. Lingering bitterness. More like a pale ale to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Shared with me by DrBayern (Thanks Matt). Poured a nice coppery orange, forming medium foamy head. Aroma of grassy hops, floral spices and ocean water. The flavour was of the same, finishing with a nice malty character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
On tap at Ruby’s in Asheville. Light copper/amber pour; almost no head. Grainy and metallic hoppy nose; similar on the tongue, with quite a bit of bite. Didn’t seem super fresh. Okay, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Compliments of DrBayern. Came in a growler from Brusin’ Ales in Asheville! Poured with a healthy head that remained through the drink. Nice floral hops aroma started my mouth watering. Nice mouth feel as the bitterness hit. Nice spice on the finish. A very good IPA that was very drinkable! Wish we had more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Growler from Bruisin’ ales on 6/23/08, shared with Doboy and another friend.

Aroma - Floral and spcy hops, some grainy, grassy notes, and finally a little toffee.

Appearance - Clear orange, healthy off white head with some decent staying power.

Flavor - Bitterness comes on quickly over a quality malt backbone. Lengthy dry and spicy finish.

Palate - Medium body and carbonation, clean palate.

Overall - Fairly bitter example of a cross between an English and American IPA. Aassertive hopping from the standpoint of bitterness.

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