Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
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
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