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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
woodychevy (847) - - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Had on tap at Cinebarre in Asheville with Walter. Not my favorite IPA, but easy enought to drink. Pours a straw color with a hint of orange and decent head. Definitely drinks crisp- has some good hops in there and almost a lager-like quality to it. Finishes dry. Some unexpected IPA flavours in there but overall decent. Not a hop bomb so pretty easy to drink on it’s own. 7/9 On tap at Biltmore tasting room. Just so average and fairly boring. Easy enough to drink but calling it an IPA in Asheville is almost laughable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
[on tap at CLT airport] Creamy grapefruit and strawberry hops aroma buttressed by some malt sweetness and a faint pine accent. Clear dark gold under a lasting, white, flannel blanket that leaves lace on the glass. Flavour is bitter hops and spicy melanoidins up front, but yields to a nice strawberry-pin hops. Assertive bitterness balances a pleasant sweet, light caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation, spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at the Asheville tasting room. Pours a cloudy gold color with a finger of eggshell colored head that laces the glass. Notes of straw, grass, florals, and light citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, bitter mouthfeel. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Very smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium body. Good, piney citrusy hop aroma. Nice lightly biscuity malt. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Smooth, assertive IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ Catawba Valley ][ 8oz ][ Pint ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thanks bros for the share. Pours hazy orange gold, excellent rocky foam. Great hop oil derived retention. Nose is muted, not much. Taste is juicy, bitter, fresh orange. Slight paper finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of resin, white sugar, orange candy and hops. Dry finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at Catawba Valley in Asheville. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Subtle hop, grassy, earthy flavors. Subtle ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap @ new tasting room with jcnielsen. Pours a hazy golden appearance with a white head. A bit of citrus and sort of corny. Kind of bitter. Lemon. Least favorite here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8190) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft to taster at the new Catawba Valley Tasting Room in Asheville during RBWG. Looks good; a fairly transparent golden orange with white lacing. Smells of balanced hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at tap house. Nose dank hop and faint fruit hop. Taste bitter up front with faint sweet. Mid palate all bitter, and through the finish.

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