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Firefly | Bad Weather Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by morimech on 11-01-2013

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Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A fruity and spicy aroma with good hints of rye and citrus fruit. Hoppy scent upfront with earthy and floral hints of wet grass and pine. Citrus fruit hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, and lemon. Good hints of rye spicing. Bready malts with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, yeast, and cracker. A pretty solid juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and spicy taste with good notes of earthy hops, citrus, and rye spice. Upfront mix of hops with earthy and floral notes of wet grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and peach. Solid presence of the rye spice. Pale malt with notes of biscuit, straw, grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a dry, smooth finish.

Overall: A solid take on a lighter rye beer. Good hop presence and use of rye.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of morimech
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a slight haze. One finger of head forms and quickly settles to a film. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

A lot of hops upfront in the aroma. A combination of tropical fruit, citrus, and I also get a little evergreen. A solid rye aroma lies underneath the hops.

Wonderful flavor. Plenty of fruity hops upfront balanced with plenty of rye. Finishes very rustic with a slight twang. Everything marries together beautifully. Bitterness is moderate at 45 IBUs and it feels very balanced to me. Really good rye flavor.

Nothing remarkable about the mouthfeel. Feels a little thin but does have nice carbonation.

Pairs some remarkable hop and rye flavor. Lovers of rye beers should seek this out.

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Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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 MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of gatornation
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

from a 12oz bottle
A- pours a clear golden/orange color with a very white long lasting head that leaves some nice lacing
S- some dank hops with with fruit and rye bread and spice
T- fruity hops up front notes of citrus give way to an earthy and dank rye and spice
M- medium and fruity
O-good stuff fruity hops mixed with rye and spice a great brew for the fall

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Photo of Wetenkamp
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sparx1100
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Bonerbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of zeledonia
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 19 November 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium orangey amber. 98% clear. About 1 finger of white head, nice retention and really nice lacing. Leaves a thick cap on top.

Smell is a really nice mix of rye spice and citrusy hops. Delicate but two-toned in a delightful way. I love the combination of aromatic hops and rye.

Taste is part clean pale ale, part nicely spicy rye. Has a delicateness that allows the rye to play on a gentle base.

Medium-light body. It's alive with carbonation; there's a split-second where it feels undercarbonated, but then it comes through in a pulse.

A really tasty beer. The aromatic hops work so well with the rye.

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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jsprain1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of plsmanx
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Firefly from Bad Weather Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.
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