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Firefly Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 231
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4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A-clouy golden orange with a thin white head

S-smells like a super fresh pale ale, almost like a fresh mountain rain. English malts. Faint scent.

T-comes in with a crisp taste of aged grass and English barley. It has a decent bitterness as well. It really fills the mouth with flavor but is still quite mellow. After-taste is matching with a sticky bitterness.

M-great heavy creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-one of the more easy drinking English pales I've had, and it's so fresh tasting. Something I could drink a lot of, but considering this is at the DFH alehouse...it's quite dull compared to what else is available.

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

Had on tap at Fairfax DFH brew pub. Pours light gold with quickly disappating head. Really enjoyed the light and fruity aspects of this beer. Worth seeking out.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Firefly Ale"
on tap @ Johnny Brenda's, $6.50/pint

I stopped in at Johnny Brenda's last night to see a band called Pere Ubu. I wasn't impressed with the draft list but then I noticed DFH Firefly Ale which I'd never heard of so I ordered it. I thought it might be too much for my big gay friend who doesn't drink beer, so I ordered him a hefeweizen, but I was wrong in my choice and later on he ordered a Firefly himself and liked it even better than his first.

Appearance: Arghhhhh.... I hate to review a beer in a bar.... seems a clear golden-amber that's headed towards copper in color (shall we just say brass?) beneath a half finger thick head of white. The head retention is OK, and the lacing is surprisingly good given that I'm looking at a bar glass as opposed to a "beer clean" glass at home.

Aroma: Again, how difficult is this in a bar? At least there's no smoking and no one is wearing strong cologne or perfume... grainy/malty, almost wheat with apple/pear and perhaps grape in the yeasty fruitiness. OR, is that the hops?

Flavor: Sweetish grainy malt with moderate fruity notes (as noted: apple/pear, grape, but also a slight touch of lemon). Well balanced. Sweetish and malty but then dry in the finish. It begs to be served from cask via hand pump.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a standard carbonation.

Overall: Quite drinkable. Balanced and nicely rounded. Interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Firefly Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.