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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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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-11-2014 01:42:03 | More by jak
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

01-01-2014 01:59:54 | More by Dave1999
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adam42381

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-30-2013 17:10:09 | More by adam42381
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12-24-2013 22:04:06 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Bustersuess

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-20-2013 14:50:54 | More by Bustersuess
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JoninVT

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-05-2013 04:04:38 | More by JoninVT
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-01-2013 22:29:50 | More by Agentveba
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navin

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-27-2013 14:39:52 | More by navin
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-15-2013 03:59:29 | More by buckyp
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -1.4%

Can > Pint Glass

A - Pours a hazy orange color, 2 fingers of off white head, medium lacing. Its says on the can "beautiful straw color" (-_- ) right
S - Smells wayyy too soapy, some floral hops, bread and biscuit malt, some pine, astringency, some tart grape.
T - Taste is dominantly malt, caramel, biscuit, lots of soapy hop residue, some mild floral traits.
M - Dry, soapy and weird.
O - Will avoid in the future, too much odd unbalanced character.

11-05-2013 00:36:20 | More by Omnium
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-18-2013 21:50:21 | More by AngusOg
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-05-2013 05:01:47 | More by BlueMoon10
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Picked up a six of these at a gas station last time I was in Western North Carolina. Cannot find this brand at the big stores in Asheville (yet!) and was impressed.

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep, semi-translucent golden color with a close to perfect 1/2" head. Lots of particulate matter floating around in this beer, which -to me-- is always a good thing.

Smell 4.0: Wonderful bouquet on this brew. Hop-forward, like an IPA should be, with predominately Columbus and Cascade hops dominating the nose. Also, there is a deep barley scent that is pleasing and promising.

Taste 4.0: Front is smooth and has a low-level alkaline feel and the pleasant taste of grapefruity hops. Middle is a big punch of biscuit malt and a deeper and tantalizing taste of a rich caramel malt. Finish features almost a perfect blend of peppery, piney hops and a smooth, pleasing malt overtone with a slight sweetness. Aftertaste is of medium length and brings out a very nice taste of a citrus-rind hop flavor missing in the earlier flavor palates.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Smooth, well-balanced and a complementary level of carbonation.

Overall 4.0: Excellent IPA. So smooth, balanced and refreshing. There is a full mouth-feel in this beer that almost makes me think that maltodextrin was used, but if so, who cares. The grain balance and the hop blend is all first-rate. Recommended if you can find it and I hope you will be able to soon.

09-26-2013 03:11:49 | More by BeerDocT
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inspektor

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-05-2013 03:09:29 | More by inspektor
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-03-2013 17:22:57 | More by FIN
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BeerDrinkingRhino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-31-2013 16:38:00 | More by BeerDrinkingRhino
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some hues of amber along with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grassy and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has a mélange of flavors—including herbal hops as well as notes of caramel malts plus hints of citrusy, grassy and spicy hops. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops and tastes a little like a hybrid between an American and English IPA.

08-21-2013 01:22:03 | More by metter98
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-20-2013 04:44:23 | More by KevinGordon
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-19-2013 17:39:36 | More by Chris77McGrath
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adam_e

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-15-2013 12:56:34 | More by adam_e
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-12-2013 22:40:38 | More by brauseboof
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jkd03c

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-28-2013 02:45:19 | More by jkd03c
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-20-2013 01:09:54 | More by zekeman17
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Mojo

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

12 ounce can -> snifter

A - Pours up a medium hazy gold with a snow white one finger head which recedes quickly leaving only a small ring of foam and a few lingering surface bubbles. Lacing is moderate.

S - very earthy. Citrusy, especially orange peel and lemon.

T - Very hop forward. Not particularly well balanced, but I'm not sure balance was what the brewer had in mind. Bitter grape fruitiness and a smoky rye flavored finish.

M - Adequate carbonation with a bit of a lingering aftertaste.

O - Pretty good stuff but definitely more bitter than I expected.

07-17-2013 02:52:10 | More by Mojo
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

07-17-2013 01:00:32 | More by mwbrady12
Firewater India Pale Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.