Firefly
Bad Weather Brewing Company

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From:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.99%
Ratings:
59
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 22, 2018
Added:
Nov 01, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Feb 22, 2018
 
3.9 by PMarcy78 from Minnesota on Sep 10, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, spicy rye and sweet caramel. Nice sweet caramel and toffee flavor. There is a touch of spiciness.

Jul 26, 2017
 
3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2017
 
3.92 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Jul 02, 2017
 
3.96 by andrew8626 from Minnesota on Jun 18, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bsp77 from Minnesota

Somewhat sweet overall, with caramel, fruity notes and spicy rye. The finish is a little bitter and spicy, but also has a little lingering sweetness. Good Rye Pale Ale but doesn't quite gel as well as I had hoped.

Jun 23, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CraigP83 from Minnesota

Full rye flavor which I wanted. Hop smell is nothing special

Jun 23, 2016
 
3.9 by MooseBoose from Wisconsin on Dec 27, 2015
 
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Dec 21, 2015
 
4.42 by hjmayniac from Minnesota on Oct 31, 2015
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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i like a rye pale ale these days, and i like one that isnt shy on the rye. too many of these use it as an accent or as a little twist, instead of as a dominant player on the grain side, rye driven. this one really brings it all the way home on the rye side, it has to amount to a fairly large quantity of the grain bill. a little haze and a little copper color to this thing, murkier and a little more raw on the whole than most, and thats okay with me in a beer like this. the rye is evident in both nose and taste, with a lot of white peppery spice and a cool dry intensity to it. the rye ramps up all the way through, and right before it fades at the end, the hops come on. almost ipa-esque in bitterness, and its intense after the rye. like heat on heat, which i think makes it more interesting but less drinkable. i dont really mind, but i made a point to drink this pretty quickly, even with a little bit or warming up it kind of breaks down, but this is a bold brew, not to be taken as nonchalantly as most american pales, there is a lot going on here. well done, but i liked the other beer i had from these guys a little more than this one. a bit abrasive for what it is, but tasty and distinct.

Oct 31, 2015
 
3.78 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota on Oct 30, 2015
 
3.59 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota on Oct 29, 2015
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours gold to amber with a slight haze. A 2” white foam collar takes 2 minutes to drop to 1/3 its original size. Fairly lacy. S: Light rye spice with a hint of pumpernickel on the nose. T: moderate malt supported by citusy hops, rye spice and a moderate bitterness. : F: Medium body and mediu high carbonation. O: A flavorful, easy to drink rye beer.

Oct 20, 2015
 
4.15 by KyleSweetsema from Minnesota on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.99 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Oct 10, 2015
 
3.71 by elec from Minnesota on Oct 08, 2015
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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by deebo from Michigan

At BDL. This is an easy drinking rye. The spice is subdued leading to a really drinkable brew. Low on spice high on drink ability. Good for pounding.

Oct 04, 2015
 
4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas on Sep 21, 2015
 
3.9 by B_G from Iowa on Sep 10, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by maedhros09 from Minnesota

Look: Clear Gold with some light tan head
Taste: Moderately sweet caramel/maple with rye overtones, slight citrusy hops and moderate bitterness
Feel: Medium body, average ale mouthfeel

Overall: Like other Bad Weather beers I've tries, Firefly has a sweet tooth. That aside this is a decent rye ale, though admittedly my least favorite from this brewery.

Aug 17, 2015
 
3.56 by viers002 from Minnesota on Mar 12, 2015
 
4 by ovaltine from Indiana on Jan 18, 2015
 
4.2 by bfirkin45 from Minnesota on Dec 14, 2014
 
4.5 by Bonerbrewing from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2014
 
4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
by Taybeh from Minnesota

From a bottle into a New Belgium globe glass
A: Light orange/copper, 1 finger head, good lacing.
S: Citrus, juicy fruity hops, a little bit of rye bread and spiciness later.
T: Delicious. First you get some citrusy juicy hops, then you get some pale malt and it finishes with some great rye and spiciness that makes your tongue tingle. Delicious.
M: Lots of flavor, a little slick, but good carbonation and buzz.

Overall: Great beer. Would be interesting to do a side-by-side with others like Cane & Ebel or Red's Rye; I think this might hold its own. Another promising brew from Bad Weather.

Oct 25, 2014
 
3.76 by Wiscodrinker from Wisconsin on Oct 24, 2014
 
3.25 by AnalogErik from Minnesota on Oct 22, 2014
 
3.4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2014
 
3.5 by mothman from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2014
 
3.5 by themorninglark from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2014
 
3.75 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2014
 
3.76 by MNBeerGeek from Minnesota on Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Firefly pours a golden color with a nice lacing head. There is a hoppy and very spicy aroma. The taste also is hoppy, and has a big spice flavor. Good body, and good feel. Overall its a very spicy and bold rye beer.

Oct 04, 2014
 
4 by GStone899 from Minnesota on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.75 by nmann08 from Virginia on Sep 15, 2014
 
4.25 by Caskaway from Illinois on Sep 10, 2014
 
4 by MN_Beerticker from Minnesota on Sep 02, 2014
Firefly from Bad Weather Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 59 ratings