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Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-07-2010)
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
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2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 8/10/10

Dense tangerine hue. Hazy with pineapple highlights. Poured a one finger head; slowly thinned to an even skim. No retention or lacing.

Juicy hop aroma with floral overtones. Toasty notes of caramel malts. Straightforward nose. Rather smooth.

Tastes kind of odd. A piney, bitter twinge lasts briefly. Then it's juicy for a moment, then dries out. Citric notes then emerge but it's like gnawing on orange peel. Kind of watered down overall. Caramel seems understated, as this is really dry.

Medium-light body. Carbonation is pretty low, but not exactly smooth. Some grittiness. Dry finish with lingering citrus rind.

It has some decent aspects, but I could go for a few tweaks. I prefer my amber ales to have a more substantial flavor profile.

Ryan011235, Aug 13, 2010
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Very nice to see Jackie O's offerings in the can, I picked up a six of the Firefly Amber and their honey nut brown ale. I've had one of their stellar sours once before, this pours a rich glowing amber just slightly hazed beautiful cream colored head full sturdy carbonation with fine bubbles building into a textured head. Aroma has just a touch of some earthy grapefruit hops, semi perceived sweetness, with bready malt notes. Pretty light on my nares, let's see how it tastes...balanced rolling amber ale. The malts aren't sticky or heavy with sweetness actually finishes quite dry, grapefruit peel, earthy hop additions form into a really nice drinkable amber ale nothing more nothing less don't expect fireworks. Expect really drinkable solidly made beer in cans from an adventurous brewer none for his mad scientist casks and sours. Light to medium bodied even flowing carbonation ample bitterness from the hops leaves for a nice dry aftertaste. Overall experience is a good one, but I can't wait to see some distribution of some of their more adventurous beers!!!

WVbeergeek, Aug 13, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz. can of Firefly Amber Ale served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy, deep red-amber with an attractive bone-colored head. The head has good retention and leaves small spots of sticky lacing.

Rather ordinary aroma excepting the notably higher (and earthy/herbal) hop level, but the flavor is more complex and rich than a typical amber. Compared to average, this amber also has a hoppier finish and a a touch less sweet.

Feel: Crisp, medium carbonation. Relatively dry for style.

O: A fine session beer or, as the brewer claims, transitional beer for those used to adjunct lagers.

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Amber is the color, well suited for the style. A thick white head grows over a finger tall, takes a long time to fall, and remains in some form until the glass is empty. Lacing is left in pretty high volume.
The nose starts off a little muted but does open with time. Floral and citrus hops add a little bit earth and even a little spiciness. Breads, cracker and toffee make up the maltier aspect.
The taste follows suit with a little more strength. There's a bit of a tea-like herbal note also underlying that wasn't found so much in the nose.
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Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.