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Firefly Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Firefly Ale
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-30-2014 20:56:36 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-09-2013 17:12:18 | More by nmann08
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish head description: An English-style Pale Ale with Marris Otter barley and American Calypso hops To add a fruity and citrusy aroma.

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE

A: half finger head on a clear bright gold body.excelent lacing.

S: wheat, green apple, green grapes and light on the pale malts.

T: open with pale malts and barley moving slightly bitter hop varieties finishing with sweet fruitness mostly from citrus notes.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Most finish.

Overall: awesome experience being at the Rehoboth location. Pain in the but getting there on a Saturday in July but worth it. This one is highly drinkable, a little disorganized in the flavor but the flavors that are there are well done.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

07-28-2012 16:31:29 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. Low retention but good lace.

S - Clean, bready malt with a bit of spicy red apple.

T - Yeasty bread and lightly musty hops up front. Some red apple and a background note of black licorice in the background with moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - Not bad, iit is a pretty good interpretation of the style with a nice, bready malt profile, very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

07-28-2012 16:39:39 | More by nickfl
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at DFH, Rehoboth

Clear golden-yellow pour, with a foamy white head. Citrusy hop aroma, balanced with bready malts; nothing surprising here. Taste was similar, citrus and grassy hops, pale malt backbone, decent balance of sweet and bitter, with light zest and apple skin notes. Light-medium body, and a solid brew overall, but nothing really distinctive.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

04-03-2013 00:43:03 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-10-2013 17:07:57 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-02-2013 19:00:30 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-11-2013 19:22:10 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

05-17-2013 12:52:11 | More by InspectorBob
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 18:48:47 | More by DrunkinYogi
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at Dogfish Head's Alehouse in Gaithersburg Maryland. From notes.

Peach orange body. A bit hazy and slightly cloudy looking. Some minimal rising carbonation present. Glass is topped with a faint ring of off white head, which laces quite large while drinking and consuming.

Interesting nose. Biscuity malts and fruity classic English esters, some lemon, and fruity marmalade. Slightly crackery and there seems to be a hint of American hop presence possibly with a faint hint of grapefruit like rind possibly.

Palate matches nicely with the hints from the nose. Quite a nice dry biscuity palate, classic lemon and marmalde like bitterness as well. Slight dry with the fruit angle matching nicely, and a good hop presence on this. Hints of herbality and possibly some floral sensations, but also some strong grapefruit zest rind and oils. Oily action on the aftertaste in the hop realm seems quite varied and matches nicely with the base beer, coating and filling the palate nicely.

A distinctly different English style which is probably just a little bit better than most typical run of the mill English Pales I've had.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

08-12-2013 02:10:09 | More by smakawhat
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2013 17:48:19 | More by THECPJ
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2013 13:14:20 | More by ShanePB
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-10-2013 00:03:26 | More by vfgccp
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-14-2013 03:57:43 | More by ROGUE16
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

05-17-2013 11:52:39 | More by IPAchris
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the Dogfish Head Ale House in Fair Fax, VA

Yellow in color with tons of visual effervescence. Eggy white topper retains very well.

Aromas of clover, floral hops, light English maltiness, citrus peel, and light honey.

English maltiness comes through nicely, but there's a liveliness to American hopping. Floral and citrusy with a lemon note. Good clean bitter finish.

Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

07-12-2013 02:45:50 | More by thecheapies
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-22-2014 13:40:13 | More by williamjbauer
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2013 01:52:13 | More by jmdrpi
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-17-2012 18:54:13 | More by ncaudle
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-17-2013 17:56:37 | More by tommyguz
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-03-2013 14:51:45 | More by Daniellobo
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

07-13-2013 03:42:13 | More by brez8791
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

05-20-2013 20:51:57 | More by BeerForMuscle
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 22:42:28 | More by JohnK17
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Firefly Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.