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RATINGS: 146   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12818) - 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 (2971) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Tap @ Barleys Taproom Asheville, NC. Pours a clear copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of floral & earthy hops, sweet malt, and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and dry crisp finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Tap. above average amber body into clear amber body (with some sparkling qualities present). great lacing. aromas of moderate citrus and ligher caramel. finish duration was average. pretty good ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Served to me a hazy burned orange with a ring of head and spotty lacing. Smells a little malty with a bitter hoppiness. Taste is pretty simple with a little malt that doesn’t hang with or balance the bitter hops. Medium in the mouth with light carbonation. Took a little time to get through it.

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