Beer Review: Big Axe Brewing: Firefly IPA

August 13th, 2015 by in Beer Reviews, Everything

After the trip to the east coast, there were numerous stops at many breweries, to try a wide array of beers, some really good, some not so good.  One of the stops was in New Brunswick at the Big Axe Brewery.  Big Axe Brewery is located in Nackawic New Brunswick, just off the Trans-Canada highway between Edmundston and Fredrickton.  It is worth the jump off of the highway for sure to try their samples.


After trying several samples, one that stuck out was their Firefly IPA.  The Firefly IPA boasts a nice 5.7% alcohol percentage, and a smooth 50 IBU.  (These values were pulled off of  When taking the sample, you get a nice mix of hops, like any hoppy beer, you taste a nice citrus and bitter blend.


Photo from Untappd

Photo from Untappd


The sample glass was cloudy, and had a nice aroma to it.  Nothing that was too strong, just a good sniff.


All in all the Firefly IPA was a great way to start the trip off and if you are out in the New Brunswick way, you should definitely make the trek to Big Axe Brewery.


The people that were at the brewery serving also host folks in a bed and breakfast as well.  So if you are sampling all day, you do not have that far to travel to pass out…. What a brilliant idea!


Rating:  4.14 out of 5

Was the beer hoppy:  It was, not overpowering, but just the right amount

Would you buy a case of this beer:  I would if I could, but instead grabbed a couple growlers.

Would you recommend it to a friend:  100% yes.



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