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RATINGS: 154   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Barleys, Asheville NC, 6 July 2006. Amber colour. Heavy flowery hop presence in the aroma. Perhaps a bit over the top. More subtle on the palate. Still plenty of grapefruit but less of the florists shop. Not a whole lot of malt to balance it out. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite easy drinking. Not too far from excellence in some respects but doesnt quite hit the mark in others. Still a pretty tasty pint.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
This was a good IPA except for the finish. The taste and finish was a little weak. A little watery needed a little more full body. It is a very easy IPA to drink and I think it is an IPA that people who dont like the hopper IPAs would like.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
On draft at preservation pub in knoxville. Clear orange amber, minimal white head. Buttery, piney, citrusy, with a distint bitter finish. Overly bittrer, and overly average. Cool name though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2991) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pours a clear copper color creamy off white head lots of lacing hardly any aroma light in flavor a malty flavor with a very dry hoppy finish more like a average pale ale than an ipa what a rip

4.1
   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 IPAs Ive had in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Pours a golden amber body with a leggy, off-white head. Smells of citrus, floral, and pine hops. Flavor is citrus, spice hops and a little sweetness. Finish is bitter with a basmati rice and tea note. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4667) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at bier garden in Asheville. Gold pour with thin off-white head. Muted floral aroma. Mostly taste the malts up front with this. Finishes lightly bitter and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Tap at Barleys in Asheville on 2/3/08: Pours a clear orange bronze with a well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet caramely toasty pale malt and some fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with some toasty notes and fresh piny resiny hop balance. A pretty good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Draft at Scubbys Asheville, NC. Hazy bright orange pour fizzy white head and light lace. Thin bodied. Nice hop profile showcasing light citrus and grapefruit. Slightly grainy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1150) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On draft at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. Poured hazy gold with virtually no head at all. Watery. Nothing flashy but this one does have a nice hop profile of bitter citrus.


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