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Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Firefly Amber AleFirefly Amber Ale

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.98%


Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-07-2010)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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Florida9

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: unsurprisingly amber in color. Forms a fairly large rather foamy white head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: a nice blend of malt and hops. Pale malts. Grapefruit hops. Not overly complicated, but still nice.

T: taste is mostly grainy. With a good dose of grapefruit hops and grapefruit bitterness. A bit of lemon.

M: medium bodied. Fairly bitter for the style. Heavier carbonation gives this a prickly feel.

O: a rather bitter and hoppy representation of the style. A good beer. Simplistic, but well made.

Serving type: growler

06-08-2013 19:56:41 | More by Florida9
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-15-2014 04:58:17 | More by gmendez1122
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-13-2014 13:25:16 | More by prdstmnky
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2014 19:35:40 | More by iL0VEbeer
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crytion

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-07-2014 13:04:53 | More by crytion
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Seanem44

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very much average AA. Kind of a cloudy Golden. Not bad by any stretch, but for that matter, not overly memorable. Taste lacked a little bit and had a stale aftertaste despite being fresh and recently tapped. Worth a try but nothing more. There are much better AAs out there.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 21:23:41 | More by Seanem44
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-04-2014 01:28:53 | More by Lare453
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2014 17:35:13 | More by GOBLIN
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint. I've been to Jackie O's many, many times and tried many, many beers, but this one along with most of their normal lineup have been overshadowed and forgotten during my trips. Thus, this is my first real endeavor into the usual.

3.0 A: Mildly hazed copper amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy off white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.75 S: This smells like I want amber ales to smell like. Big toastiness up in the forefront with sweet caramel malts playing an almost as powerful supporting role. Grassy hops and a touch of earth to round it out.

3.25 T: The taste is good, but it lacks power and needs a stronger malt base. Toastiness, caramel, and grassy hops again, just not enough.

3.25 M: The mouthfeel is also lacking. Light to lighter medium body. Very lightly creamy. Needs more body and creaminess.

3.25 D: It's decent enough, but I'm not surprised that no one has ever said, "Here try this," while I was at JO's drinking much more interesting beers.

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 23:06:03 | More by DavoleBomb
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2014 18:59:31 | More by mattsmith413
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M1A2

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-28-2014 15:07:07 | More by M1A2
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prototypic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-22-2014 03:53:17 | More by prototypic
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nineworldseries

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

03-20-2014 22:42:26 | More by nineworldseries
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-14-2014 05:25:58 | More by bleeps
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-06-2014 17:17:57 | More by masterofsparks
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-25-2014 20:32:43 | More by OnryAndMean
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ScottJWing

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-25-2014 15:05:34 | More by ScottJWing
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-24-2014 16:58:30 | More by drdiesel9483
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2014 17:07:18 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Zanico

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-12-2014 01:01:05 | More by Zanico
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-04-2014 02:52:50 | More by HollyHops
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice complexity and robustness of hop and malt flavors; with a nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session amber ale. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

01-27-2014 22:42:02 | More by superspak
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-27-2014 16:04:41 | More by Auslander
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for $1.99 from Vintage Estate. Going in knowing this is a session amber with mild hop bitterness.

A - Very nice carbonation giving me a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head atop of a great orange brown hue beer. Looks great.
S - Mild toasted malts, some crust bread and a nice bouquet of herbal hop clusters,
T - Very hoppy and bitter but in an herbal way. Kind of unbalanced and un enjoyable like biting into a lemon rind. Where I smelled toasted malt or sweet malts is barley transitioned into the taste.
M - Watery enough to make it easy to sip/chug. Light to medium.

Overall it is light enough to session but the hops/malts could use a little more tweaking to achieve a better harmony. I could see why the rating of this is so low.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 00:32:39 | More by DrDemento456
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-18-2014 18:53:06 | More by bsuedekum
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Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.