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Firewater India Pale Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.

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Firewater India Pale AleFirewater India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

HoppySeb, Yesterday at 02:54 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Sep 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

Texasfan549, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

A: Golden cloudy with particles floating within, almost no carbonation, 4 fingers of off white head, a little random lacing.


S: Light floral, caramel, ruby red grapefruit, red beets, earthy, children’s aspirin, aged red pepper i.e. mild and dull pepper.


T: White grapefruit, light caramel, little floral quality, malts, rum, medium biting bitterness at the finish. Children’s aspirin.


M: Medium body, little carbonation.


O: Found this at Greenlife in Asheville. An ok IPA, really not the best I’ve had. Feels somehow lacking in complexity, feels more like an APA to me. Drank Sept 7th 2014 in China.

patre_tim, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

I drunk this beer for decades on tap before just now having my first at home. It's awesome! This is the essence of what an IPA should be to me.

SysopChris, Sep 04, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -7.2%

petermethot, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

PhillyNole, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

MastaShonuf, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

EConnOG, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

thatoneguymike, Aug 03, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, amber0copper coloring, with a filmy, sparse, white surface coating of head. Nose of tangy and heavily roasted caramel, melon fruit, and subtle hops bitterness. Flavors are tangy and roasted caramel forward, with hints of char and wood, and a subtle peppery, dry hops character. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a tangy and roasted aftertaste. The finish is smooth, with a sweet linger, and the roasted notes provide an edge to all the sweetness. This one seems to miss the style a bit, though.

GarthDanielson, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

MrBeige, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

sonofliberty2, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Ljoreilly, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

pathman, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

dailyminefield, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

burnzgtm, Jul 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

pheelingIt, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

lupercmda, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

steddyteddy, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

loverofthecraft, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Csparks33, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

orion320, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

juicebox, Jul 01, 2014
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1.54/5  rDev -55.9%
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.

GrapesofWrath, Jun 29, 2014
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Firewater India Pale Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.