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Dogfish Head Firefly Ale
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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).


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Really nice English style IPA. I’m so used to their crazy American Styles that I was actually surprised. Solid all around! Hope this goes year-round! Great Job DFH!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft at restaurant. Cloudy gold beer with some hoppy aromas. Medium body, not heavy, good flavors and am easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
30 nov 2013, tap at Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats. Pale yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is sweet candy malt. Med body and moderately fizzy. Nice mildly hoppy English style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Cascade Hops, Grainy T: Cascade Hops, Lager Malts, Grainy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, its like a cascade hop/lager hell that has been mass produced by some 1850s family.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Barcade, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is basically flowers and citrus. Taste is nice and crisp. Plenty hoppy. The UK elements are overshadowed by the more vibrant American elements. Reminds me of a well-made, but fairly standard APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Draft a shortys Fidi NYC. Pours a deep tan color. Nice looking body. Has a little bite but surprisingly normal for dogfish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
A pale blonde ale with a thin creamy lacing off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grainy notes, floral hops, light rye, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral hops, rye mineral notes, nice and earthy. On tap at Rattle N Hum.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Draft at DFH Alehouse-Falls Church. Cloudy pale gold with small white head. Aroma of citrus and faint floral hops. Taste is same with notes of coriander and spice. Mild and pleasant.
Earlier Rating: 3/24/2013 Total Score: 3.2
Draft at DFH Alehouse-Falls Church. Named "Bocce Beer." Pours a nice hazy gold with small white head. Aroma is malt and grains with little hops. Taste is same. Drinkable, but unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Draft at dfh fairfax. Cloudy straw color with thin creamy head. Nice floral aroma. Medium body with a big floral, rose flavor, and a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
(tap at Blind Tiger) straw with white head. Light malt and faint hops aroma. Flavor is light malt and grassy/citrus hops. Nice light pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwcash159 (8) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
This is a nice English pale ale with slight hints of an orange/peach flavor. With an golden orange color. You can notice the floral aroma from the brew. Also, it feature a medium amount of carbonation. It has a little bit of a haze and cloudiness to it. You can pick up hints of the biscuit malts and cascade hops. Overall, it’s a very good beer!


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