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Firewater IPA - Catawba Valley Brewing Company

Firewater IPAFirewater IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%


Brewed by:
Catawba Valley Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 03-15-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2011 20:39:22 | More by VaterRoss
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at BWW.

A: Hazy, shiny new penny copper color. About three fingers of head with heavy lacing.

S: Some citrus fruits and floral hops. Not extremely interesting but not poor.

T: I did get some of the soapy hop character noted by the poster below. Some orange and grapefruit notes and a bitter hop astringency on the way down. Decent, but not great.

M: A bit fuller and heavier than I would expect. It looks lighter and the fullness doesn't really serve it well.

This should be a lot better at the price. There are better IPAs in the local market for $8.99 and this sells for $11.49 for a six.

Serving type: on-tap

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Firewater IPA from Catawba Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.