Firefly Amber Ale | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
80
good
289 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
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
55
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of neenerzig
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a pint glass, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy, medium amber color with a white head that's about 1-2 of an inch thick when first poured that settles to a medium ring lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing. Aromas of some caramel malt sweetness and light to moderate hop undertones. The taste is pretty much the same, with a nice caramel malt, slightly biscuity and toasty malt sweetness that gives way to some slightly citrusy hope bitterness, but the malt flavors do tend to dominate a bit. Has a cramp, yet smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with a clean finish. A decent beer all around here.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to pint glass; nice amber color with moderate carbonation to one finger head. Light hint of lemon and malts. Taste seems a little watery with lemon rind flavor that coats the tongue and lingers with the malts. An okay beer.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatiBuck
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Light copper orange color, foam color is somewhere in between white and light khaki color. 1 inch head that sticks around for the whole duration of the drink. Leaves a bit of lacing

S: Earth/floral scents hoppy scents with a touch of cracker malts. All the scents are pretty reserved

T: Taste is reserved just like the smell. Again floral tastes with a very gentle touch of cracker but a little bit more of a bready malt flavor

M: medium mouthfeel on the side of light, slightly more carbonation than average. Finish is on the watery side with a little bitterness

O: Pretty reserved flavors and malts. Feels like it is somewhere in between the malt heavy and the hop heavy beers and not necessarily in a good way. There just isn't a whole lot going on with this one, but its saving grace is its super drinkable. Overall a pretty average beer, slightly above average.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

­-can to spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Oxidized orange with a good clarity. Frothy oatmeal colored head, 0.5 inches with a good rate of retention. Skim coating of lace, mid-range carbonation with a rather quick pace.

S: Bar lemons on the nose, juicy toast malt. Fades rather quickly. Light in strength, and complexity.

T: Toasty caramelized malt, some citrus, pine with a fresh wet lemony flair. Some warming pine oils, for flavor, but rather light with a dry flowery hopping that failed to excite. Some sour lemony hops on the finish, the hops seem a bit off or old.

M: Light to medium mouthful, carbonation is nothing to write home about. Slippery texture, only slightly above average.

O: Lemony citrus hops against a wet toasty malting best sums this up. The hops seem off, perhaps old, musky, with only an average fanfare for excitement. Seems like a intro beer. No bottling date. 3.25 best wraps this up.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imonhiatus
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

beer tossed my way as an extra from a swap....appreciated! enjoyed from a Jackie o mini snifter. pretty nice amber. nothing out of the ordinary. big toasted amber malt.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwatson32
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart68
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abrahaam
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh, Toasty, Grainy, Balanced

The brewery calls this a“gateway beer” because it’s the lightest offering it has, but to me it’s one of Jackie O’s most complex brews. No barrel aging or wild bugs to lean on for hype, just the right setup of different grades of malts with a big but balancing kiss of citrusy, herbal hop flavor. Firefly is incredibly drinkable as well—beers of this stature deserve more respect. Try it.

Look 3.75 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 3.75 | Overall 3.75

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #106 (NOV 2015)

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Photo of Nyskizy
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frio80
2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wroywel
4.34/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, stamped 6-15-15, so about 2 months old

pours a slightly hazy dark copper color, maybe a bit lighter than expected. big foamy white head settles down to a thin covering. aroma is a mix of biscuity and bready malts and earthy hops. the taste follows. medium bodied, a bit slick on the tongue.

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Photo of Chef74
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EXScotT
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hootie159
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rapayn01
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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