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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2007
An amber apperance with a moderate head. The aroma is caramel, oranges, and pine. The flavor is on the sweet side for an IPA but the bitterness comes through on the end. Some caramel, oranges, and grapefruit showing through at the end. Not world class but a good session IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 25, 2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Asheville Pizza & Brewing
Appearance: Clear amber
Aroma: skunky light hop aroma
Flavor: starts with a big burst of hop flavor and settles down to a long bitter finish

Date: April 12, 2003
Source: fest
Aroma: light sweet hop aroma
Flavor: hop flavor beginning to end

Date: December 21, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: barleys
heavy lace, picking up lots more bitterness with only a touch of the balancing sweetness, touch of citrus character, settleing down nicely over the years into a good drinking IPA on the bitter side of life

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4872) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7303) - 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.

3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5779) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (3430) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2006
pint at mellow mushroom in asheville, nc. my cousin told me that he does not normally like ipa’s, 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!

3
   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 Barley’s 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.


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