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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The Firefly, an artisan pale ale brewed in the Grand Cru tradition. Enjoy its golden effervescence and gentle hop aroma. Coriander and Grains of Paradise round out the spicy palate, melting o so softly into a silken finish of hoppiness and bliss! Make any season a celebration!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcd (366) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
(09/2005. Bottle.) Another great beer. Try it and see ... I love Jolly’s use of sour in their beer. This one is one of my favorites. I wish I could get it more often!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
The beer pours cloudy, very deep orange/gold, with a white head. The aroma is very heavy of wheat and coriander with some fruit and some yeast. The flavor starts light, lots of wheat and some yeast, some fruit and some spice. Hop flavor and more fruit enter the middle of the beer. And the finish has hops and fruit, as well as a little acidity. The finish is dry. The mouthfeel is light and creamy thanks to lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5535) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
This was yet another exploding Jolly Pumpkin beer. Luckily I was near the sink when opening. Poured dark orange with a dense soapy beige head. The aroma is spicy and tart, a bit yeasty with sharp citrus and earthy malt and yeast. The beer is medium bodied and quite crisp. There is moderate subdued sharp carbonation. Taste has lots of spice - coriander, grains of paradise and some cinnamon. I generally loathe grains of paradise, but was able to stand it here - I still think the beer would be better off without it. There is also some spicy hops, fruity tastes (apricot, lemon) and an earthy yeast presence. The finish is crisp with more intense spice and hops. Another very well done beer from an excellent brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 25, 2006
cloudy ornage. medium sized creamy white head. very nice citrus, hop, yeast, melon, pepper, and spice aroma. very crazy tasting brew! wood, mold, yeast, hops, citrus, plastic, coriander, and mushrooms. this has a very odd flavor that i can’t quite identify fully, but is absolutely wonderful. lightly tart and sour. love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Poured a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Tart and yeasty aroma with a good amount of leather and funk. Tart and sweet flavor with great balance with the yeastiness. Bitter finish. One of my favorite JP beers. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky dark orange with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, some fruit and hops. Flavour’s spicy and hoppy with some yeast and citrus and a dry, bitter finish -- interesting taste. Good body. Nice, I really liked this, another winner from Jolly Pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Courtesy of WBC. Hazy amber/copper with a ginormous tan head. Nose of light fruits, melons, the funk, spicy herbs and flowers. Same characters in the flavor, supported by some soft malt and adding more sourness and floral, herbal hops. Finish is dry, bitter, earthy. Medium body, balanced. I could drink this anytime. Excellent brew, excellent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3123) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & HogTownHarry - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Nice pale-ale-like appearance - amber-bronze colour with a good sized white head. Aroma - wow! It’s a funkified pale ale, really nice. Flavour starts a bit mellow, but develops nicely, with rounded fruit and herbal notes, and some earthy hops in the finish. Another great weird-ass beer from JP.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2006
The last beer from Sean for tonight. This is one I have wanted to get my hands on for quite some time, and it wasnt disappointing. It wasnt as good as I was hoping it would be, but it was very solid, and very pleasing. Brown color with a huge white head on it. Smell is spicy, hoppy, and sweet. Taste is yeasty, sweet, semi sour, hints of oak, and a little bit of hops. Not too bad, certainly not like anything I had antiipated. I like La Roja and Oro de Calabaza better, but to each his own. You would never see me turn down a bottle of this though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2006
Grand and immutable, the eggshell white froth rests above a pool of bronze liquid. Though mild in amplitude, the aroma sweeps across a broad radius of intoxicating fragrances. Immediately forthcoming are sappy, grassy humulene offerings and piquant fruit elements resembling pineapples and peaches. Warm sourdough notes envelop sharp coriander and nutmeg, greeting bright lychees. Opening with an airy fruit sweetness countered by a prickly acidity, the flavor slowly transforms into a long finish replete with soft hops and rounded spices. All elements of the aroma and flavor are ever so delicately balanced, yet they all manage to have great presence and impact. Lithe and silky, the texture marries splendidly with the brushing carbonation. Personally, I would greatly appreciate a bolder funky presence and the dryer finish and lighter body provided by said funk. 750mL bottle, Burgundy glass, 2006 release.

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