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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 “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!

Westmeister's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft. Pours a clear golden orange with icing-like lacing. smell is sweet toffee and earthy, grassy hops. Taste is muddled citrus and earthy hops. I did not enjoy this one at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (243) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Meh. This one is pretty basic. Almost has some Belgium flavors to it. It is fairly easy drinking but not something I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3684) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Backlog, now into our brief Carolina vacation. On tap at the Holiday Inn in Asheville. Poured a medium orange gold, slight head. Aroma was crackery malts and some floral, slightly green and earthy hop notes. Comes across English in nature. Flavor matches. Weird sense of American big bittering levels combined with English hop flavors. Honestly, couldn’t get into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (516) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Pours up a Yellow orange color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is tangerine, sea grass, and damp pale malt. Good citrus and floral hop bitterness with a strong malt backbone for a great balanced. Very Good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Can. Golden body with a frothy, white head. Light aroma of pine, grapefruit, pineapple, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of pineapple, citrus, light raw grain, lingering bitterness. Both taste and aroma not as bold as an IPA should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17460) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. A nicely balanced IPA, with pleasant citrusy hops, pale bread sweetness, light piney bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty clean on the finish, with moderate pithy citrus character. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Draft at Charlotte airport terminal while waiting for Moreau. Pours a bright golden body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of bitter pine, grapefruit and light caramel malt. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2015
An English-styled IPA that puts its hop ego aside for a more quaffable profile. Medium bodied, this light brown beer holds a rocky white head and leaves a nice spattering of lacing. Softly carbonated, it also delivers a fine hop aroma that is a blend of citrus and spiciness. The finish here really stands out though, starting with a wave of light malt sweetness, which is quickly overtaken by a piney spicy wash of hop bitterness, finally settling into a lightly bitter graininess that leaves equal memories of all the best components of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8787) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
355 ml can @ Timo A. Thanks rosenbergh! Canned 24.05.2015.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Resinous hops and some caramel malt notes on the nose, mild pine and some bread. Some cardboard notes too, a bit old sadly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
355 ml can. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grainy malts, some citrus and herbal notes. Flavour of grassy hops, mild citrusy notes, wort and sweetness. Light bodied. Very mild. Not fresh, unfortunately.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Pale amber pour. The nose is lightly hoppy. A little bit spicy with a touch of minerally yeast character. Clean/crackery malts. There’s a fairly light hop aroma. Just a touch of spice. It’s pretty bland really. Plenty bitter but light on flavour.

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