Dire Chinchilla | Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nebula1999 on 05-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of far333
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a touch of crimson and a half inch high head of orangey foam that settles halfway and then slowly fades out. Malty and biscuity aroma, faint corn note, bits of coffee and cinnamon. Flavors of malty richness, toffee and butterscoth, biscuit and toast with a mild offsetting bitterness. No noticeable hop flavors, but lots of interesting malt flavors moving around, punctuated with a piercing ABV (9.8%) sting, adding a stone fruit sweetness along with a warmth and bite. As the label says, she's angry. As usual, the Firefly gang brings a ton of malt character to the pallet, but I would be interested in a version of this with a lower ABV that lets the flavors emerge even more.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PicoPapa
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a translucent orangey, ruby color with very little head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet and boozey. Malty with some honey and herbal/floral hops. The taste is boozey and malty. Herbal hops with some honey and bread crust. Bitter finish with a floral aftertaste. Lightly carbonated. The bottle says Imperial Pale ale but it tastes more like an Imperial Amber or maybe a Barleywine to me, but what do I know. Overall, glad I bought one.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAck199
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Has an incredible mouthfeel. Slightly sweet, but not artificially so. Aftertaste is bitter, which helps quell the maltiness characteristic of this style.

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Photo of danwis16
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of nebula1999
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dire Chinchilla from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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