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Second Fiddle - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 161
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LittleDon on 07-03-2014

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopGrazer
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matty123
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely incredible beer. Stood out as the best DIPA amongst some solid competition. I've yet to come across a more enjoyable beer. Nearly perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of natbarr
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul. The beer appears dark orange with an inch or so of white head. The aroma offers citrus, hops, pine. Plenty of malt backbone to support the hop character. Pine and resinous hops with notes of oranges and a touch of assorted tropical fruits. Also present is a subtle onion / earthy character - not terribly distracting, but sort of lurking there in the background. Medium bodied with a touch of sweetness. Overall, solid, but well behind the stiff VT competition.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Steve, for providing the can!

Pours a clear, saturated amber-orange color, with a decent, froth head.

My room gets filled with tropical smells, while pouring the beer. Has incredibly fruity aromas of lemon, mango, ananas, grapefruit, blood orange and fresh cut grass. Very well put together, with no particular fruit aroma being very dominant on its own, the tropical nose lives from its balance. The malts are quite sweet, biscuity, confirming the sunny, ripe, fruitiness of this beer.

The first thing I note is the supersmooth, almost creamy mouthfeel, together with a prickly note, revealing kiwi qualities among strong developed grapefruit and papaya. No dankness, no pine, just the pure fruit, balanced by the slightly honeyed malts, creating a juicy, fruit overloaded beer. The carbonation is ununsal low, slightly coppery, adding to a slick hop bitterness towards the end, with fruits being still recognizable, while those are developing into a lime direction though, without loosing its tropical character. It is actuallly a brew, which highlights its sweeter side, despite being a double IPA, due to its well developed maltiness, adding to the sunny, smooth, ripe fruit nature of this beer, with a dry finish to it.

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Second Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.