Dogfish Head Firefly Ale
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a yellow color with a bubbly white head. Notes of skunky hops, lemon, white grapefruit, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
20140823 Tap (growler) from State Line. This was a pleasant surprise. I asked for a sample and because the tap was next to some other pils, after my jello-shot sample of the stuff, I asked the young man if he’d poured the right beer. This one seems out of place in the DFH lineup, with little of their house character, and plenty of clean and lovely marris otter malts. It is delightfully sweet, yet clean and crisp: saltines and raw white corn. The hops are soft and give the mildest ambrosia and hay-like dryness. the beer itself is a hazed pale golden with small but lingering white wisps that stick. Absolutely pleasant surprise, and perhaps overrated as a result, but I’d buy this regularly by the 12 pack in cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11211) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Holy Hound. Hazy pale yellow color, huge white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of black pepper and biscuit dough (I thought my notes said burnt dog, but I figured it out). Taste is crisp, clan peppery hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft: Poured a light copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light fruity ester with some light dry caramel malt with a dry floral hops presence that is also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by dry caramel malt with a dry and slightly bitter hops presence. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. Well brewed for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (441) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Sample at the brewery. Very enjoyable. Aroma of floral hops. Nice carryover from the nose. Flavor was full of citrus and floral hops. Was full bodied especially for a low abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Floral aroma, light bitterness and golden medium bodied Pale Ale. Well done English Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap at Holy Hound. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with supporting crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours pale yellow. Good enough for style, though a little more hopforward and not super malty. Light bitter ffinish with some sourness. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
This one poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma of toast, dark fruit and grass Flavor similar, like a fruity English pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (190) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Growler fill from the brewpub. Pours a clear light gold color with a white head that settles to a film. Aroma is light - malt, fruit/citrus hops and some bread. Body is medium-light. Taste has a nice balance between the malt and hops, the bready malt and bittering hops play well together and then the finish citrusy hops come in afterwards. Finish is fairly clean, a little bit of the citrus sticks around. Interesting interpretation.

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