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Dogfish Head Firefly Ale
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Firefly is an English-style Pale Ale brewed with Marris Otter barley and English heritage hops (because the Sex Pistols invented punk rock). To add a fruity and citrusy aroma, there’s a late addition of American Calypso hops (because the Ramones invented punk rock).


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - AUG 3, 2015
Draft. Little aroma. Cloudy, unfortunate yellow color. Flavor if lemondrop and Grape Nuts. Clean finish. Summery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
On tap at DFH in Rehoboth. Poured a murky yellow color with a small sized head. Not much - citrus. It was clean and drinkable on a hot day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, grass and hint of citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long floral and grassy finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15568) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It’s a clear, pale golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is quite fruity, but weak, with some citrus notes and a touch of pale malts. Some bitterness in the flavor, it’s subtle and fruity, with some citrus and pale malts. Dry, medium bodied and soft on the palate, medium length finish. Sure a decent one, but a tad boring in this line-up. 150621

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (159) - - MAY 8, 2015
A fairly well-balanced brew, for the Dogfish people, at least. They tend to get carried away once in a while, I find. This has a nice aroma and the American hops add a little extra spice to the English ones. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Super dry on the finish. Very malty. A nice up-front dose of citrusy hop. Quickly becoming a full-pint kind of ale, however, with a lot of grain, toast and hearth-warmed bread.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On draft at dogfish head alehouse in falls church it is a cloudy color with a slight head the aroma is nondescript the taste is citrus and bitter with a strong flavor of white grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3559) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft @ GPO @ JKs. Sweet grainy barley malt and hay aroma. Clear yellow with a large white head. Barley malt and grassy hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation. Solid, easy drinker,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Nothing all that special. Fairly generic pale ale. A little off balance on the hop side, but it went great with Thai soup. TECHNICAL: Drank 03/28/2013. On tap. Poured a clear, medium gold with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained very light caramel malt; moderate to heavy tropical fruit hops, citrus hops and some apricot. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily bitter. There was slight caramel malt, pale malts, citrus hops, pine hops, some tropical fruit hops, more tropical citrus, lemony and orangey hops. The light to medium body was slightly oily with fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This is in the running for worst beer in Dogfish Heads arsenal. I hope this goes the way of Shiltz or Strohs ....just fade away and we’ll forgive and forget.


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