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Firefly - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
83
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale ale fermented with papaya and habaneros provide an ideal mixture of pleasure spike with pain.

(Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 10-24-2013)
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Reviews by krustster:
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krustster

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very pretty brownish copper, somewhat cloudy, with a fluffy white head. Didn't get very tall but I may have poured this a little too cold. Slick lacing around the glass, nothing major, but it looks quite nice. Darker/redder than I expected from a single IPA.

Nose has some typical flowery/citrusy hops, with a sweeter note that I initially thought was due to a badly cleaned glass (towel scent) but is revealing itself to be a bready, ripe fruit accent. Probably the papaya. I haven't smelled enough of them to be able to tell, but that seems about right. I'm not getting a lot of pepper but there is something different here for sure. Not spectacular, but promising.

For the taste, I'm slightly disappointed. The nose promised a bit more fruit (from the hops and the papaya) and I'm not getting a lot of that here. Again, this is probably too cold, but it's been on the counter for two hours. Damn you, winter! The head from the habanero is very pronounced though, and that aspect of the beer is well done. More of a "roof of your mouth" heat rather than a building heat on the finish. The flavors of hops and papaya are identifiable but muted. A little bitterness on the finish. The beer itself is only about a month old, so that's not the problem. I'm going to have to try it again at a warmer temperature and see if it improves--if so, I'll increase the score. As it is, there's not a lot going on other than the pleasant spiciness. Balanced and interesting, but the flavors just don't "pop" as much as I hoped.

Body is quite light, medium carbonation, along with the peppery heat this leads to a sharp feeling on the palate. It does feel a bit watery to be honest.

My scores may seem a bit high when compared with what I actually wrote. The beer itself is quite tasty and highly drinkable as well as very unique, and I like the idea of a habanero IPA. I was just a bit disappointed because I felt like it could have been more. More papaya, more hops. The weak body was technically the lowest point, but the main disappointment for me was the weakness of the fruit flavors. The habanero element is near perfect as it is and certainly elevated this beer from "boring" to "kinda cool".

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 04:22:00 | More by krustster
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