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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2004
wow this is what IPAs should taste like, and from NC at that. this has a monster amount of hops in it. on tap at barleys. pours out yellow colored with a white head. smells of pine, grapefruits, and loads of hops. taste is almost identical. i cant believe this was actually made in NC. the best NC beer, hands down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Draft. Nice unfiltered golden color. The hops are very evident in the aroma. The flavor is very hoppy. A great IPA. One of my favorite North Carolina beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Growler from Libation Station. Good, not too hoppy IPA shared with friends at a cookout. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2012
12oz can into a pint glass. 6% abv printed on the can. Pours a hazy dark orange with a one finger off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is fairly malt with with dark bread and some caramel. There is orange and grapefruit hop aroma along with some earthiness. The flavor is quite earthy in the beginning; almost dirt-like but in a good way. Some dark, rye bread in there too. A strong bitterness takes hold right away and doesn’t let go through the duration. A little bit of orange hop flavor along with a slightly Belgian spicyness. Mouthfeel is quite full considering the strength and style. Overall this is a fairly unique and enjoyable IPA. Plenty of hoppyness but enough of a malt backbone to support it. Easy to have a few of these in a session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1949) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Hoppy Cascade aroma. Thick nice head. Malty and lovely, bitter flavors with aftertaste of pine. Strong cascade flavor. Copper colored. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Nice aroma, hoppy, good light copper color. Good lace. Excellent taste. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Golden color with a moderate, whitish head. Strong hop nose - citrus and pine. Very hoppy in the WC IPA style with significant malt backbone consisting of toffee and caramel flavors. Very full bodied. Nice, dry finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville. Cloudy dark gold appearance. This is very homebrew-like! Unfiltered by design. Excellent mouth bitterness with a good caramel flavor. This is a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Compliments of DrBayern. Came in a growler from Brusin’ Ales in Asheville! Poured with a healthy head that remained through the drink. Nice floral hops aroma started my mouth watering. Nice mouth feel as the bitterness hit. Nice spice on the finish. A very good IPA that was very drinkable! Wish we had more!

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