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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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4.6
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.

4.3
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.

4
blankboy (7780) - 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.

4.2
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.

4
GregClow (3402) - 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.

3.8
ross (2146) - 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.

4.1
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.

4.1
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, my bottle. Poured deep murky orange with a large lasting creamy/fluffy white lasting head. Spicy, yeasty and hoppy - the hops are restrained, but they’re present all right - nice malt, resin increases on warming, lactic and complex - it’s a touch funky. Decent body, nice carbonation, light acidity - nice complexity. God I loved this one - session for me!.

4.1
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Musty barnyard aroma with lemon and coriander notes. Hazy amber color with large head. Sour-tart new hay and lemon peel flavor - very dry with a light hops finish. Another great JP beer.

3.8
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Very tart and sour, fruity aroma. Hazy dark amber in color with streaming bobbles and a huge, frothy head. Head mostly lasts and is clumpy. Nice lace. Like a nice wine, it takes a few sips before the character of this brew really comes out. Unique. Not as tart in flavor as the aroma suggests. Dry. Not my favorite, but I enjoyed it.


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