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RATINGS: 155   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!

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3.2
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Nice hop aroma and bite to it. Good but not great. Possibly a good session beer.

3.7
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Had this on tap at Barley’s in A’ville. Medium hops aroma with some dominant pine. Hops comes through more after a couple of sips Pretty goo, but not great.

3.7
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Asheville. Served by Snowball. Clear mostly orange color with a thin white head. Nice clean grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of bready malt. Nice aggressive hop character, but maltier in the finish than I expected. A nice take on the style, even though it was maltier than most.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and amber color. Aroma is piney and English hops. Taste is piney and English hops.

3.6
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours a clear orange, with a small white head. Pretty nice hop aroma, some grapefruit citrus, and mild spice. The flavor had a sharp hop flavor with a decent malt backbone. Just a barely bitter finish, that lingered slightly in the aftertaste. had a decent hop presence throughout. I liked this actually, pretty balanced and solid all around. I liked the stuff I had from this brewery.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Draft at Barley’s Tap in Knoxville. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter hoppy citrus flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration.

3.5
Shag (3000) - 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
kp (10882) - 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
nearbeer (5414) - 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
PorterPounder (7961) - 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.


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