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Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Fiddlehead IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium bodied American style IPA has an alluring golden glow and beautifully blends three strains of hops. While strong citrus notes ambush your taste buds halfway through the palate, the beer finishes very crisp and dry.

53 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 01-01-2012)
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/21/12

Growler filled less than a week ago

Appearance: Deep orange, with some amber and some gold - slight haze, but mostly clear - pours with a thick, white head - fades to a minimal cap, leaves nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Fleshy and floral citrus, with some pine - not particularly aggressive or bitter-smelling, but it's charming in a gentle way - sweet tangerine and orange flesh - sweet fruitiness but not sugary - malts are very light, pale

Taste: A very gentle IPA, but it works - orange and tangerine flesh - more juicy, sweet than bitter - mild bitterness, which builds gradually - some pithy grapefruit, floral notes - light, albeit resiny pine - malts are very pale, almost watery at times

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, but a bit watery

Overall: Very quaffable, but not particularly outstanding

This beer has a very interesting hop profile. It's almost reminiscent of my dear friend, Heady Topper. Sans the malt magic. Unfortunately, the lack of malts is also a problem in the taste. It's tasty, but just above average. Worth a try, though.

Update (7/28/14)

I picked up a fresh growler at the brewery on Saturday, July 26. And my mind was pretty much blown. When fresh (and for about 2 more days), this beer is nothing short of spectacular. It just fades extremely quickly. Fresh, the hops are extremely lively, with some bright citrus, tropical notes, and some clean, sharp, pithy bitterness. It's extremely drinkable, too. I'm going to average scores from the following:
1 week old scores: 4/4/3.5/3.5/3.5
1 day old scores: 4/4.25/4.25/4/4.25

Serving type: growler

12-21-2012 07:30:49 | More by angrybabboon
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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.