Firefly | Bad Weather Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badweatherbrewery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by morimech on 11-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hjmayniac
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elec
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_G
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maedhros09
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of viers002
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bfirkin45
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Firefly from Bad Weather Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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