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RATINGS: 147   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 ďWow!Ē, 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 Ė either halfway around the world or just from can to mouth!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Draft at Barleys, and now a rerate in the new pop-top can several years later. Cloudy orange-brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, orange marshmallow, wood. Flavor is orange caramel, toasted nut, some woody and peppery-minty hops. Palate is light-medium, has fairly smooth carbonation and finishes well dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6982) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Chattanooga, Tn. - Mellow Mushroom - on tap. Bright orange pour, nice white head - sticky lacing. Faint sprucey aroma. Solid fruity flavor with some subtle citrus notes. Good malty balance though with some strong nutty notes. Thickish mouthfeel. Soild IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2006
On tap at Barleys in Knoxville, TN. Poured a orange color with a very small head. Aroma was slightly hoppy. Not much of an aroma at all. Flavor was a toned down IPA. A little bit of citrus in there as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2006
On tap at Barleys in Asheville, NC. Poured a nice orange with a great head. Aroma was very fresh hops. Flavor was a bit mellow, but still very servicable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2006
On tap at Barley in Knoxville. A hazed orange/amber pour with a lite white head. An aroma of hops as expected with a citrus kicker. A slight citrus fruitiness flavor and sweetness that is kicked in the ass by the hops quickly. A nice hoppy bitter finish. Not a great beer but not a bad one. I would gladly drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Light and fruity. On tap at Barelys in Asheville. Not incredibly big hoppy flavors. Very subtle melon tastes. Not incredibly interesting but not overpowering in the bitter hop category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2006
pint at mellow mushroom in asheville, nc. my cousin told me that he does not normally like ipaís, but he had tried and really liked it. I wanted a local beer so I was glad to try. nose was very flowery hops, as oppose to the piney west coast style that seems to perpetuste the current ipa craze in america. Thinner than most in the body and in terms of hop prenouncement, but equally enjoyable. Good call, cuz!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Draught at Barleyís in Asheville, NC. Clear orange with thin white head. Flowery hop nose and flavor, but not as prominent as I had expected for an IPA. Nice hop bitterness up front that fades toward the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A fairly decent IPA, very hoppy, and citrussy (if thatís a word). Not very full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Draught. Pours a cloudy orange with a firm white head. I revisited this one thinking I might like it better now, I canít say that I do. The aroma is fairly citrusy and tangy with hints of apple, bark, and grass. The flavor is dry with little emphasis on pine or grapefruit. Itís more of a wooden flavored acidity with a decent amount of floral tones. The malts remind me of pears. The particular flavor here just didnít do it for me.
[December 9, 2010]
every so often I get a wild hair and try this again, each time thinking that Iíll come around. But it never happens. This time it showed up at McClarens so it was obligatory that I revisit it. I want to like it, but I just canít. I get the same impression: there are plenty of hops and they are balanced well with the malt. The aroma is pretty decent and clean. Itís the particular flavor profile that leaves me wanting. There is certainly plenty of bitterness for the style, but little citrus or spice definition to entertain the palate. The finish is earthy and lingers on a papery note. A couple sips reveals a soapiness. This is a well made IPA, itís just the actual choice of ingredients does not suit my personal preference.

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