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RATINGS: 150   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
pours a light copper with light aroma. smooth bitterness, good, light and smooth session...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Nice hop aroma and bite to it. Good but not great. Possibly a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Had this on tap at Barley’s in A’ville. Medium hops aroma with some dominant pine. Hops comes through more after a couple of sips Pretty goo, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Asheville. Served by Snowball. Clear mostly orange color with a thin white head. Nice clean grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of bready malt. Nice aggressive hop character, but maltier in the finish than I expected. A nice take on the style, even though it was maltier than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and amber color. Aroma is piney and English hops. Taste is piney and English hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours a clear orange, with a small white head. Pretty nice hop aroma, some grapefruit citrus, and mild spice. The flavor had a sharp hop flavor with a decent malt backbone. Just a barely bitter finish, that lingered slightly in the aftertaste. had a decent hop presence throughout. I liked this actually, pretty balanced and solid all around. I liked the stuff I had from this brewery.

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