Cone Flakes IIPA | Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

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160 Ratings
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Cone Flakes IIPACone Flakes IIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
fireflyhollowbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nebula1999 on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 30
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of RDHerm
1.94/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Made the trip to the brewery this weekend. I'd heard a lot of great things about this one and was very excited to try it.

It certainly looked delicious. It had a gorgeous, clean, copper color and a thin, white head. It smelled great too. There were strong aromas of pine and floral hops, with notes of citrus fruit. But the taste was downright foul. A tremendous hop bite followed by flavors of dirt, sawdust, and rust. You could have told me the batch was contaminated with a wheelbarrow full of mud from a nearby construction site and I would have believed it.

After all the positive reviews I'd gotten from people I was incredibly disappointed. I have to add this to the short list of beers that I outright could not finish.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Prime 16 on Friday August 14th. Really great double IPA from connecticut. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor with a decent malt bill, too. It errs more on the side of a balanced DIPA. My only gripe is that it is a bit too heavy in the body. Worth a try!

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Photo of dd43
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good IPA offering from Firefly. The first beer I've had from this brewery that made me a believer in their process. Citrus juiciness up front and hop bitterness to finish each swallow. While I wouldn't normally go out of my way for a Firefly beer, this is one you should definitely check out if your local watering hole has it on tap.

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Photo of rjniles
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Had at Confetti restaurant in Plainville CT, Must have been on tap as I don't think they bottle. Have to say that for the first time I have tried this brewer, I was not impressed. Beer looked fine in the glass but had an off smell. The taste was bitter but not a good hoppy bitter. I may try again when I get back to CT as it may have been a bad keg or the restaurant mid-handled it.

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Photo of BeerEsquire
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Don't like the bitterness on this DIPA, too complex for my palate to appreciate. Earthly rustic, & piney, & citrus.... starts out great finishes as a flat tire in the middle of the woods

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Photo of woodchipper
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbudnik
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of nuebs
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRFresh
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's good. Worth a try.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GmAn613
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottieD
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanE
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Frunocole
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Lucky Taco. Was excited to try this again after getting a mislabeled pour at a different pub few months back.

This is a great tasting double IPA. Great balance of strong hop bitterness and big flavor. Highly recommended to fans of other CT DIPA's like Ghandi-Bot or Palate Mallet.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This tastes exactly like grapefruit sculpin without the really good fruit loop aftertaste

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Photo of rudy611
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nebula1999
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of RMoeNay
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cone Flakes IIPA from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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