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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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3.3
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Draft @ Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, Asheville, NC. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Dry hoppy bitter grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at the source during RBWG. Hazy golden amber color, light white head. Aroma of earthy pine. Taste has earthy citrus, light pine. Tasty.

3.5
Leighton (21296) - 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.

3.3
jtclockwork (16601) - , 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.

3.7
bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Can from Bruisin Ales. Pours lightly copper tinged gold with a white head. Aroma of fruity hop, mild these, and some not at all dark malt support. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is light fruity hop, some light caramel, and a pretty decent dose of bitter. Not kidding about the 65 IBU. Sort of English bitter on a rocket. And I don’t mean arugula. Or maybe I should, since the hop is a bit herbal. The fruit hop likely isn’t bitterifying (new word there!) this ale. I’m pretty much liking it.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14495) - 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
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2008
(draft) Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some earthy, light peach. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.1
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
A hazed amber IPA with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a light grassy malt and faint hops. In mouth, a doughy malt with citrusy floral hops, menthol, a decent IPA. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.

3
Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Served on draft at the Bier Garden in Asheville, NC. Pours a vibrant orange color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Faint aroma of citrus hops and sweet sugary malts. Wow. Very bitter taste, with citrus and resin notes, as well as some bread. Medium bodied.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Draught at 11th Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga. Pours copper with a thin off-white head. Yeast (dough) and fruity hop (pear, peach) aroma. Moderately heavy acidic hop rind and caramel malt flavor combination with a slowly forming sour rind aftertaste. Medium bodied and fizzy slightly creamy palate.


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