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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1561) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draft at the Carolina Beer Company bar in the Charlotte Airport The IPA poured a clear light amber color with an off white head. The nose detects grapefruit rind, yeast and some pine. The ale had a medium body with average carbonation. The taste was more complex with caramel malt balanced with floral hops. Hop bitterness swells in the back, guiding the brew towards a pleasantly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Can. Fruit and pepper aroma. Fruity english hops in the taste. Pretty good ipa but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1030) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
12 oz can served in a pint glass. Listed on the can a 6% abv. Pours slightly hazy dark golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is light caramel malt and light spicy hops. Taste is chewy caramel malt, nice floral earthy hops on the back. Somewhat thin mouthfeel and the hops take over. Lingers bitter and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery, Asheville, 1/1/15

Aroma: It has a fairly mild aroma, light hops, orange/citrus, and a bit of bread
Appearance: It has a clear orange color with a small white head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, with light malty sweetness and thin hops
Palate: The body of this one is light-medium, and it has a decent feel overall
Overall Impression: I actually preferred most of the other, less common, Catawba beers to their flagship IPA. It’s a decent beer, but it’s a little dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours orange with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. A bit of pine on the tongue. Finished clean. Eh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Can. To be honest, I was at this dive called Horsefeathers in the middle of Sherrills Ford, NC and was so surprised to see an honest to goodness craft beer selection. I drank 3 right out of the can and it was good. The end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1848) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
A very nice IPA for the ABV. Very little strong hop for abv acceptable. Nice frothey head that fades. Sweet enjoyable . Nice hop taste and aroma light but for abv aceptable. thsi shoudl be in the session ipa section and aweomse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Ok IPA. More akin to a pale ale IMHO Mild flavor, subtle aroma, and easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
From a can. Pours murky amber copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like nutty malt, grapefruit, dry pine. Light body and low carbonation. Smells nutty, malty, like grapefruit, caramel, and light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Can. Pours hazy amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, light caramel, light pear, faint floral notes, and faint tropical fruits. Flavor is dry malts, fresh hops, light fruit esters, some toast, and some caramel sweetness; very drinkable with a smooth finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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