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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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862 Ratings
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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 62
Gots: 92 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: putnam on 10-28-2004

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Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy glowing light orange, thick offwhite head, settles slowly to a big cap and rings of thick lace down the glass. Oh yeah, was a pretty serious gusher. Smell: floral, big not quite ripe nectarine, a little spice cake. Taste: peach and lemon, lightly acetic and herbal, more dry stone fruit and coriander, very lightly bready backing, finishing dry with more peach skin and lemon tea. Wee bit of goat cheese and woodiness, nice. Light-medium bodied with very creamy carbonation. Not a lot going on - very tasty and easy drinking though - it would have been great for the summer but this bottle stamped 3/14 just made it to local shelves.

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PurpleDuck
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Though not the best example of a pale ale, in my opinion. The reason I think this beer stands out is that it has all the positive elements of a sour and pale ale but with none of the negatives.

Photo of Bigdood33
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkQ617
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this poured into a pint glass. The color is a hazy golden yellow, with massive head and intense lacing. Flavor was unique, grains of paradise and passion fruit. Not much hoppiness for a pale, but I don't think that's what they're going for here. Aroma was sweet and enjoyable. Good stuff.

Photo of Velosopher
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.04/5  rDev 0%

Photo of goast8127
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of OKFine
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -25.7%

First sips are too effervescente. LAck of flavors. Disappointing

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of davewent
4.24/5  rDev +5%

Photo of goochpunch
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. Huge, fluffy, rocky, merengue head, loads of bubbles racing up the sides of the glass, brilliant orange body. Smells of peppery spice, citrus, light grain, touch of JP house funk, mild brett. Flavor: bone dry, tart, hint of balancing bitterness, actual spices and spiciness from the yeast fully in control, bready malts in the background, floral/grassy hops. Mouthfeel: light, crisp, effervescent. With such excellent head retention, you get fluffy head in every sip; kind of like with a Coke float. Truly excellent beer.

Photo of wellsnb
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.