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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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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 03-15-2003

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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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.

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Firewater India Pale Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.