Firewater India Pale Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 03-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of italianstallion
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grateful_brewer
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imbibehour
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No decipherable dating except some puzzle on the bottom.

Simple orange amber body, kind of light towards lemon and fairly clear with nice light carbonation. Head is fluffy and off white, with about three fingers tall and settling to a small clumped up top of about a finger with no lacing. Pretty solid.

Aroma is really closed. Really. Nothing. Practically zero, not even a whiff of malt caramel off this thing. Other than that it's clean and non faulty on the bouquet.

Palate unfortunately continue much of the noses flavors. Neutral palate in the middle. No malt presence, and not even any hops. Finish is light grainy, and a very mild bitterness that if stretching it, perhaps has a hint of pine. Palate in feel isn't a total loss but is a little weak in it's structure. Only flavors seem to come on the aftertaste and also come off thin and weak.

A real miss on the IPA realm, and one of the most uninteresting ones I've had in awhile. Not bad, just really boring with nothing going on.

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Photo of Brewsed
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz can picked up at Brusin Ale's Asheville, NC

L - Bronze with little clarity, 1 finger of head and tons of lace left on the glass

S - Malty and hops. Smells like an English IPA, for sure

T - Malty, and the hops don't jump out as mixing well. Tasty, don't get me wrong..but there are so many IPA's out there right now that get it better.

F - Well carbonated and full bodied

O - An ENGLISH IPA. Which means less tasty....unfortunately.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgatort
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skipster
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hoppy as hell!
Hmmm...the can says 6.0 ABV vs the rating here?

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3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a golden yellow, with a small quarter inch head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells like, well, not a whole lot. I get some pine, and that's really it. It's not distinctive in any way.

The taste is similar. I guess it tastes a little bit better, but this a pedestrian IPA through and through. Some pine, a bit of caramel, and just a overriding watery character. Not much to this one.

It's light bodied, almost feels like a pale ale, or something even lighter than that. There's a moderate amount of carbonation.

This is a miss.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +30.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Firewater India Pale Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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