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Firewater IPA - Catawba Valley Brewing Company

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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)
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-11-2014 02:04:59 | More by pheelingIt
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-10-2014 21:56:39 | More by lupercmda
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steddyteddy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2014 23:47:04 | More by steddyteddy
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-05-2014 07:59:52 | More by loverofthecraft
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Csparks33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2014 12:30:39 | More by Csparks33
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orion320

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-02-2014 00:26:12 | More by orion320
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-01-2014 11:02:37 | More by juicebox
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GrapesofWrath

Georgia

1.54/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Canned 164/2014 (sometime May-June)

Appearance is sandy blond with a nice, off white head.

The smell is straight biscuit malt
No hops, nothing of a vegetable, fruit, grass, weed, or environmental nature. As a cream ale, this would be acceptable- as an IPA- no.

Taste: Absolutely no hops- Just light malt. Imagine PBR with ale yeast. This is a pathetic attempt at an IPA. I've never had a homebrew this lacking in character...

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy with acceptable carbonation .

Overall: Worst IPA I've ever had. Out of 1000+ India Pale Ales, this is the most pathetic attempt I've tried and I will never waste money on this again. I asked for and (after the beer manager gagged) received a refund. Shameful.

Serving type: can

06-29-2014 02:50:58 | More by GrapesofWrath
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-17-2014 13:39:59 | More by Necronomad
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-14-2014 14:10:26 | More by ariceclemson
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-13-2014 12:36:45 | More by ncstateplaya
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mcline09


4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-13-2014 04:17:07 | More by mcline09
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-02-2014 12:39:59 | More by garuda
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-02-2014 02:47:42 | More by DrunkinYogi
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-30-2014 19:37:15 | More by RBorsato
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benloho

Tennessee

3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank this beer during a week of tasting and comparing all new IPAs.
A: Pours a light copper color. Serious haziness, you can see all the particulates floating in the glass. One finger head that doesn't stick around. No lacing.
S: Not a strong hop aroma. Smells of pine and light fruit, like pears and apples. A little bit of caramel malt in the nose.
T: Not bad at all. Same as the nose, pine and pears in the taste balanced with the malt. Maybe more on the malt side.
MF: Good carb. Very drinkable and very pleasant. Leaves with a dry finish that is very refreshing.
O: This is a good beer. It's surprising actually. However, I don't think this fits very well in the IPA style, not even an English IPA. To me, this is a pale ale and a really good pale ale. Not exactly sure how to rate it; on how it tastes or how it fits in with the style.

Serving type: can

05-21-2014 19:52:15 | More by benloho
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-21-2014 15:15:38 | More by JohnParadee
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-14-2014 23:56:37 | More by ttylicki
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mcdsports

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-08-2014 23:56:14 | More by mcdsports
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

2.81/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: orange tending towards yellow color. A finger of a white head that fades and leaves the slightest lacing. Strong clarity.

Smell: lots of medium crystal malts. Mostly crystal sweetness with a slight caramel. Very light on the citrus and resin hop aroma.

Taste: opens with a strong crystal sweetness. Some grassiness, slight citrus and herbal hop. Some spiciness from hops as well

Mouthfeel: sticky, not too refreshing.

Overall: an overly sweet and dull hoppiness makes for a bad ipa. No refreshing qualities and rather bland in a world of lots of ipas.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2014 01:26:35 | More by SportsandJorts
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-27-2014 00:29:51 | More by xJMFCx
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-19-2014 19:22:20 | More by crbnfbr
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-19-2014 13:37:32 | More by Gatordaddy
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-16-2014 17:12:51 | More by MartzMimic
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fishrunner

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

04-04-2014 22:38:07 | More by fishrunner
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Firewater IPA from Catawba Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.