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Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Firefly Amber AleFirefly Amber Ale

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-17-2013 22:40:06 | More by Lukass
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-17-2013 18:35:19 | More by meanmutt
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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-17-2013 15:29:56 | More by TequilaTom
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Missouri

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-17-2013 03:31:19 | More by SnaxStL
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well if it isn't a very nicely made but undistinguished amber. I'm not sure I would call it an American amber because that would mean that in some way (hops) it is over the top and this barely is.

It pours a boring color for an amber. The head is just OK. The aroma is slightly malty slightly hoppy. Nice.

The taste is just a bit hoppier than a lighter amber, and there is a nice malt balance. No yeast taste as appropriate for the style.

The aftertaste is a nice hops experience. Overall, it is nice, but undistinguished.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 18:06:44 | More by schoolboy
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-16-2013 04:20:16 | More by teamwiggum
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-15-2013 22:25:51 | More by Envelopes
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!!!

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 20:57:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-13-2013 14:46:21 | More by rcjennings
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-12-2013 21:57:41 | More by OhioBobcat
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Brenden

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.
This beer is medium-bodied with an even, balanced feel. It had a modicum of both crispness and smoothness.

Serving type: can

08-12-2013 20:12:32 | More by Brenden
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West Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden amber tan with a nice foamy 2 inch head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Toasty, buttery malts, caramel, minor grapefruit hops. Some added brown sugar and molasses.

Taste - Very mild malts with actual bitter grapefruity hop bite. Caramel and buttery malts at the first sip but really not all that strong. Some brown sugar mixed in with a little hop kick rounds this out.

Mouthfeel - Light malts coat the tongue. The hops come in and bitter up the palate. The finish is hoppy bitter, a little toasty and watery .

Overall - For being a beer under 5% alcohol, this beer has some flavor. Surprised how much the hops come out over the malts. Its a fine summertime beer, light, easy to drink and doesn't just taste light flavored water. Not bad, theres better out there, and theres worse.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 19:07:38 | More by wvsabbath
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Ohio

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.