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Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Fiddlehead IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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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New York

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

07-31-2012 22:40:59 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Squidly

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

09-01-2013 11:54:04 | More by Squidly
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nafredet1

Vermont

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-02-2013 17:39:52 | More by nafredet1
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-03-2012 02:23:28 | More by Focusf111
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-01-2013 18:06:15 | More by fredmugs
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.5%

09-22-2012 21:59:49 | More by rderedin
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Druss157

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-18-2013 04:58:33 | More by Druss157
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured medium yellow with a small amount of white head.

S - A very light nose. Some citric and floral hop aromas and not much of a malt base.

T - Good bitterness up front. Some pine, floral and citric flavours are present. No malt sweetness whatsoever.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 01:24:19 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-01-2012 17:26:00 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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VTHeady

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-13-2013 16:51:17 | More by VTHeady
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Holland

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-03-2014 16:58:22 | More by Holland
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-29-2013 20:15:53 | More by LoveStout
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vonnegut21

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-12-2014 15:36:50 | More by vonnegut21
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fastestmanalive

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-12-2014 19:04:57 | More by fastestmanalive
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT

Served in a pint glass, a very hazy golden straw color with a small cap of white head; minimal retention and lacing. Grassy aroma, citrusy hops. Wet grass in the taste, lemon rind, pine and citrus hops, a bit of funk sort of reminiscent of a saison. Medium body. Just a bit off all over, and I didn't really care for it too much. (Rating: 3.03)

Revisited this again straight from the source a couple years after my initial review, and it has definitely improved. I got none of that odd funk from the first tasting, and the citrus and grassiness from the aroma was more pronounced in the taste, making this more in vein of a traditional IPA. Still not entirely sold on it, but the difference was a noticeable improvement.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2012 23:23:41 | More by Rifugium
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden color with a white head leaving a good lacing on the glass.

S - Mild smell of citrus and piney note.

T - Good bitterness and happy flavors but the malt is far too discrete.

M - Good mouthfeel, relatively smooth but the body is on the light side and the alcohol tends to become a bit overpowering as the beer gets warm.

O - Just above the average, this IPA lacks some malty character IMO. Refreshing but a bit straightforward...

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 13:57:04 | More by duracell
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured repeatedly from a growler into a pint glass.

A: Amber yellow and clear with wispy lacing. Poured with one finger of off-white head on the first pour, and two fingers on the second.

S: Potpourri of sweet, sharp citrus and a lil' bit of berry.

T: Very citrusy. Semisweet, with tart grapefruit and orange notes. Slight bitter pine on the finish.

M: Very smooth. Mildly viscous and dry on the end.

O: Not bad, but IPAs are not my thing. My folks were vacationing in Vermont and brought back a growler for me since they know I'm into microbrews. Thanks folks!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:55:13 | More by DirtyPenny
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jpwadd

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-04-2013 14:43:41 | More by jpwadd
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2013 16:45:02 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2013 02:02:18 | More by acurtis
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KMcG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-25-2012 22:13:46 | More by KMcG
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-23-2014 21:39:38 | More by weeare138
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-13-2014 23:30:37 | More by Goldfishman
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Fahz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-06-2013 02:07:18 | More by Fahz
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-01-2012 23:57:42 | More by nathanjohnson
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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.