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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 59
Gots: 76 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -4%

On draft.
A: orange gold in color. Thin lingering head.
S: very sour and funky smell. Not going to overwhelm you like some spurs but definitely present. Right on the mark for the style. Good
T: you get the sourness but its too mixed with other tastes. There's some bitterness and citrus fruit as well. I think this beer falls short here compared to excellent sours like Petrus
M: good. Strong carbonation. Helps the tartness.
O: this is an interesting beer and worth a try but the sourness gets lost.

kilo_005, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Paccamacca, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

tbryan5, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

gillagorilla, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Czequershuus, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of MarioM
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%

Batch 1095/1096
Bottled 06-27-2012

750 ml bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Beautiful pale yellow with a hint of orange. White fluffy head is composed of tiny creamy bubbles with a few large bubbles trapped in the dense foam. Lacing is beautiful as well and looks like this head is going to last a while, just like I like it.

S: Light fruitiness with a hint of hops and a gentle lactic sourness. A little bit of what I see as oak spiciness and earthiness comes through as well. Although I could also be confusing myself with the light phenolic yeast character that adds some spice to the nose. Regardless, very typical JP aroma, complex, tart and mouth watering.

T: Gentle bitterness and tartness. This brew definitely lets the yeast and oak aging do the talking. Light malt character shines through but hops and funk dominate the palate, which works great and makes for a complex unique brew. Aftertaste is also really great. Almost sweet and is where the malt shines in. Wow, great beer.

M: Dry and almost thin but more towards a medium body. Tartness and nice bitterness carries the beer through and finishes with a great yeast spice and hop bite.

O: A very drinkable, complex, refreshing and overall satisfying beer. Gentle enough to finish a 750 ml no problem and complex enough to fully saver without requiring a 12 % abv monster. This, and most all JP brews, is art in brewing at its finest. Ron Jeffries is a God.

MarioM, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4.08/5  rDev +1%

750ml bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - bottled 2011

Appearance - Amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, apples, lemons, vinegar, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, vinegar and lemons. There is also some breads/grains and light hops.

Overall - Really good stuff, like a hybrid between a belgian IPA and a sour. Every beer I've had from this brewer has been a winner so far.

spinrsx, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

astronautjones, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

millerbuffoon, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Griffith, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

vinny21bal, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

sclitch, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

DCdevyl78, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

kell50, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

JellyJacket, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

philbolt, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

hoppymcgee, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

ZEB89, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

birdsellam, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

auroracrisis, Dec 15, 2013
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.