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Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 265
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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.91/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fiddlehead IPA - Tap from "Growlette"

The other day it was my wife's birthday and one of the things we did was go over to Fiddlehead. Our daughter goes to school with the owner's son and it was long overdue. Nice operation he has going there, hard to believe it's only been less than two years.

Look - Pours a hazy golden with just a twinge of amber. Moderate, bubbly head that dissipates at a medium pace. Good lacing. Minimal carbonation. (Latest edit, look is about the same, this latest batch had great lacing).

Smell - Citrus (grapefruit) hops and slight smooth malts, floral, mouth watering and fresh. (Latest edit, this again but a bit more oomph, if that makes sense, super super juicy and dank Galaxy hops).

Taste - Spices with a pinch of malt comes in first, then hops rest on the palette. Super smooth and crisp. (Latest edit, juicier than before, almost has a puckering effect which is excellent)

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter hoppy but not overbearing, casual drinkers would enjoy (as well as seasoned craft drinkers). Alcohol is detectable but it is not overly boozy. (Latest edit, a little warmer than before but also a lot smoother and more drinkable).

Overall - Interesting focus on hops instead of malt or malt blending. Great brew made by a friend, if you are in the Burlington, VT area, stop by and have a few of their samples, they have three different samples at any given time. (Latest edit, this is now one of my favorite beers, the careful ingredient selection has really refined this into an amazing brew)

EDIT: October 13th, 2013

The dankness and freshness of the hops in the latest batch skyrockets this brew for me up to the top of the list, it has been slowly evolving over the past year or so and I now think it deserves a spot at the top of my list.

Serving type: growler

10-13-2013 13:57:45 | More by JMScowcroft
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Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Quebec (Canada)

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

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New Jersey

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Vermont

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Massachusetts

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Naugled

New York

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at multiple locations in Burlington VT.

A deep yellow IPA, with nice white head and retention and good lacing.

Wonderful fresh hop aroma, bursting with piney and citrusy notes. They seemed amazingly fresh.

Flavor backs up the piney citrusy aromas, it is firmly bittered and it lingers, but works well with this, there's enough sweetness to balance it. Not malty or caramelly, but just sweet.

Good mouth feel, medium to rich.

Over all a great beer, I was very impressed by it. It easily out shown the other beers they had on tap. Kudos Fiddlehead!

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2012 19:53:46 | More by Naugled
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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.