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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 58
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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4/5  rDev -1%

ejimhof, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

750ml served in a snifter

A - Ruby grapefruit orange with a thick white head with good specks but overall average at best.

S - Smells like an an acid trip of dank wet basement, bright but old lemons, 60 year old man slacks(pressed) pineapple sprinkled with dust, woody orange, briny shellfish. Sounds weird until you read this while smelling it and go WOW!

T - Sour pineapple, cider apples, over ripened grapefruit, dry herbal character, basement funk creeps over but is subtle, a very pale malt resides under a wet church pew funk. The finish is very dry and dusty with the yeast standing out.

M - Light to medium feel, creamy carbonation, very wet but dry at the finish.

This is an excellent beer to pour and just explore the different flavors, textures, and strange characteristics of what wild yeast can do to a beer. Good citrus and tropical flavors a slightly tart and sweet character while the basement funk is subtle and bold at the same time. Good stuff here. Reminds me of an Orval redux.

StaveHooks, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

JohnK17, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

AbbyAlex, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

FEUO, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

equincel, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Giantspace, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

tt0027, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

roblund, Oct 28, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours bronze/amber with a thumb of creaam colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Apple skins & sourness

T: Pears, a little bit of barnyard, some lemon peel & grapefruit up front. Oaky flavors impart themeselves as this warms along with tartness, a touch of pear. Finishes tart, sour & with much orchard fruit

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, puckery

Super drinkability, a very approachable sour ale. I think I need to revisit some of there beer, I believe my tastebuds today appreciate these offerings more than a few years ago

russpowell, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

nikbullet, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ACY73, Oct 23, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a glowing golden orange, moderate cap of prickly white froth. Scent leads with tart notes of fruit, apple, pear, peach... earthy and musty oak, fragrant floral and spice profile. Really nice taste, tartness and fruitiness more pronounced than in nose, solid earthy backbone and just the right amount of spice. Medium bodied, active and prickly, dry. Solid all around, definitely a touch more tart and funky than other renowned BPAs.

rfgetz, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

justintcoons, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

gniv, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

sourgrass, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bump8628, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

channels321, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Batch 1105
Bottled 07-11-2012

P:  Pours a cloudy dark golden apricot color with airy white head that fades to billowing bubbles. 

S:  Aroma starts with barn yard funk, apricots, peaches, orange peel, white grapes, powdery yeast, pale malts, sourdough and timid b vitamin esters. 
Once swirled wet moldy paper, mint and subtle bubblegum presence. Bits of spicy alcohol, clove and pepper. 

T/M:  Aggressively carbonated medium body that showcases the fruit and spice characteristics in the nose. The spicy and funky yeast esters are strong and prevalent. Spices and herbs combine to create a more herbal and floral taste than the nose. Finish is dry and lingers bitter vitamins. 

O:  Huge fan of Jolly Pumpkin and this is this is no exception.  Complex and well blended. I love the fact that all JP brews are similar but very different depending on the style. This one didn't last long. 

Hopswagger, Oct 07, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Appearance: Pours a hazy peach color with an impressive head that leaves a curtain of lace

Smell: Hay, wheat bread, stone fruit, barnyard funk, oak and spicy/herbal tones

Taste: Light and fruity, up front, with stone fruit, spices (grains of paradise) and herbs (coriander) that are joined, in the middle by the barnyard funk and acetic sourness from the Brett; the malts appear after the swallow, bringing a bready, fresh mown hay character; dry, tart and oaky, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; lively on the tongue

Overall: Another great beer from Jolly Pumpkin; not the most complex of their lineup, but one of the brightest and easiest to enjoy

brentk56, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

2GOOFY, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ferrari29, Oct 04, 2012
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.