Firefly Amber Ale | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Firefly Amber AleFirefly Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.49/5
294 Ratings
Firefly Amber AleFirefly Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kegatron on 06-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,383
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
294
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
56
Trade:
3
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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.72/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I understand this is brewed as there "Gateway Brew" and I give alot of repsect for that. Not many breweries attempt this and for Jackie O's being the only brewery in a college town this is a great idea. Brad got this recipe with the brewery when he took over as brewmaster and I know he refined it down but this is what was left?

Appearance: Pale, light. No real "Amber" to it. Looks more like a light pilsner.

Smell: Crisp, clean with little herbal appeal on the tip of the nose but alot of pilsner malt smelled up front.

Taste: Crisp green apple skin. No real caramel notes or character as one would expect from an Amber Ale. Minimal hop presence at the end but more hay than bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, not to much or to little. Full feel without being heavy or coating.

Overall: I love everyother beer I have had from Jackie O's but this I will pass on everytime I visit. Sorry guy's.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a taster.

Appearance - Burnt orange. Nice white head and retains well.

Smell - Piney and musty hops. Well hopped. Kinda malty. A little nutty.

Taste - Very musty. Piney. Not as malty as I expected. A light caramel nuttiness.

Mouthfeel - Light for an amber. Medium bitterness.

Overall - Eh. Doesn't do it for me.

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2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jackie O's Firefly Amber In a can

A: pours a clear deep golden orange with two finger head that descends into a thin frothy lacing.

S: malts , more malts , slight hops .

T: malty with a slight sweetness , minimal hop bite , tastes more like a lager than a amber ale .

O: Overall , I'm slightly disappointed. Was expecting a hoppy amber ale and this didn't seem to fit the look or taste profile.
Tasted more like an American Adjunct Lager .
A little surprised this is one of the two beers they chose to launch their can campaign with, I'm a big Jackie O's fan but this one let me down .

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2.89/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 8/10/10

Dense tangerine hue. Hazy with pineapple highlights. Poured a one finger head; slowly thinned to an even skim. No retention or lacing.

Juicy hop aroma with floral overtones. Toasty notes of caramel malts. Straightforward nose. Rather smooth.

Tastes kind of odd. A piney, bitter twinge lasts briefly. Then it's juicy for a moment, then dries out. Citric notes then emerge but it's like gnawing on orange peel. Kind of watered down overall. Caramel seems understated, as this is really dry.

Medium-light body. Carbonation is pretty low, but not exactly smooth. Some grittiness. Dry finish with lingering citrus rind.

It has some decent aspects, but I could go for a few tweaks. I prefer my amber ales to have a more substantial flavor profile.

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2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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