Firefly | Odd Side Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale ale fermented with papaya and habaneros provide an ideal mixture of pleasure spike with pain.

Added by ygtbsm94 on 10-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
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0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4/5
A very hazy dark golden orange. Many fingers of very light tan head. Can see an average amount of carbonation rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Tropical fruit (papaya), and pine hops with hints of citrus. Maybe extremely faint hints of spice.

Taste - 4.25/5
Orange/pineapple/papaya. Pine hops with hints of resin. A lot of spice which doesn't appear until the second half of the sip, but then burns mild to moderately for quite a while.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, quite spicy which leaving a mild burning sensenation in the back of the mouth and throat for quite a while after a sip. Less than average carbonation, slightly crisp.

Overall - 4.25/5
Overall, this is a great combination of hops, fruit, and spice. It's a little too spicy at first, but once you've moved past half a glass or so, the spice becomes totally tolerable (at least for my palate).

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4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: light orange color. with perfect clarity. almost no head but just a touch of foamy that quickly fades to nothing

Smell: hit up front with tropical fruits. not all a bitter hop but some hoppiness as well. slightly sweet malts

Taste: slight fruity sweetness. very tropical. then a blast of both hops and habeneros. pale malts in the background. very different from the smell but i like it better.

Mouthfeel: pretty light but not super drinkable due to pepper heat. some bitterness along with a building heat

Overall: probably one of the best pepper-pales i have had. good complexity and nice balance between bitter sweet and heat

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.49 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. "Pale ale fermented with papaya and habaneros provide an ideal mixture of pleasure spiked with pain". No specs per the bottle or website. Pours out to a brilliantly clear burnt orange, forming a small head with poor retention and absent lacing. Carbonation is moderate, about 2.5 carbs or so. The nose is fantastic...fresh juicy papaya sitting on top of crystal malt sweetness and some nice fruity yeast esters, with some subtle notes suggesting something better to come. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium body. Very crisp and clean. The taste is fantastic...a recap of the aroma well balanced with a mild to moderate bitterness and some mild, but noticeable, and pleasant heat that gradually develops after you swallow. Has classic yeast esters of WLP001 or Wyeast 1056. Goes down very easy. No appreciable off flavors or aromas, although this one definitely gives me heartburn. I don't think I'd buy a 6 pack of this myself, due to the heartburn, but if you like a bit of heat, you should definitely try it. I haven't had a beer quite like this before.

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Firefly from Odd Side Ales
3.75 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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