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Cone Flakes IIPA | Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

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4.08/5
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166 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by nebula1999 on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,379
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
166
pDev:
11.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of RDHerm
1.94/5  rDev -52.5%
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 rjniles
2/5  rDev -51%

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 ElmerTLee
2.37/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had this at Eli Cannons and it was extremely bitter with little to no hop aroma, so I chalked it up to a bad batch. Finally went the brewery to pick up some fresh. Same thing, very bitter, slightly alcoholic, little hop aroma, medium hop flavor...ended up in the drain.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.43/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Something went wrong with this can - tasted like an ashtray, really smokey and burnt

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Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Geekydad79
2.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent flavor.. Not a stand out for a double IPA

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Photo of BeerEsquire
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
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 xtonytx
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorChugButterman
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dan269605
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phishagonia
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into tulip glass. Pours a mostly transparent medium-dark orange, with medium head and a sticky bit of lacing. The smell starts off as a muted floral bouquet of hops, then is mellowed out by some malt presence. The taste mostly follows suit, however, it leaves a very strange odd-hop aftertaste in my mouth. If it wasn't for the finish/aftertaste, I would have given this a higher rating. Would not purchase again.

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Photo of snilsen13
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

My can was very fresh, a just-canned can. So, virtually "on tap".
This is the biggest hop bomb I've had in awhile. I'm debating shelving the remaining cans to let them mellow just a bit before I crack another. Enormous hops top to bottom of the glass. Drinkable, but challenging, like Hoptinum by SNPA. It doesn't have the body to balance, BOLD MOVE Dana.
Overall, its very memorable and there's the potential here for greatness or great love.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartrex
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hit728
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRFresh
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
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 lic217
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: turbid orange almost no lacing
Smell; tropical
Taste: tropical; sweet at start mild bitterness, harsh unpleasant alcohol flavor, with a strange sweetness
Fell: very drinkable
Overall: okay beer

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of 311bulldog
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cone Flakes IIPA from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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