Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company
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Ratings: 309 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap at Breakwater. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, honey, and floral hops. Lightly toasted malts. The taste is citrus and piney hops with some of the toasty malts. Floral finish with piney hints. Medium bodied with a slight alcohol burn. A bit on the dry side. Overall, really solid IPA.
App- 4 A- 4 t- 4 m- 3.75 o- 4 = 3.98
08-28-2014 00:42:35 | More by PicoPapa
4.75/5 rDev +19.9%
This is my favorite Vermont beer... one of the few that retains its taste as it warms. I'd take this over other popular IPAs any time. Multi-layered hop flavors, great carbonation and not too boozey. Hope it gets distributed more soon.
08-26-2014 15:23:36 | More by djnickelb
5/5 rDev +26.3%
Reading older reviews makes me think this beer has changed over time. I had this on tap at two locations, then visited the brewery twice, and both times shared a 64oz over pizza, then filled 3x 64oz growlers, so I've had lots of it.
Fiddlehead's IPA is my 2nd favorite IPA after Treehouse's Julius. It's incredibly well-balanced, very fruity, and juicy. Break down:
A - Hazy orange unfiltered goodness. Pours with a one finger head if you're careful, or a bigger head if you're not.
S - Starts with grapefruit and some tropical fruit. As the beer warms it becomes much more flavorful and I smell guava, passionfruit, and mostly peach juice.
T - Follows the nose. I regularly drink high IBU (>100) beers, so the bitterness on this one barely registers. Mostly tastes very fruity - sharper citrus when cold, and opens up wonderfully as it warms until it tastes like a juice box. By the end of each glass it tastes like peach juice mixed with other tropical juice.. In fact, my group called this IPA 'Juicy Juice' by the end of the trip. I'm not sure where others get 'crackers', 'biscuits', 'earthly', or 'grassy' as I didn't get any of that at all. Everyone's different, but it makes me thing they've been working on the hop profile with a very positive result.
M - Perfect.
O - A fantastic IPA. If I could get my hands on it, I would always have this in my fridge!
08-18-2014 21:52:54 | More by RichKent
Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.