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Fiddlehead IPA - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

428 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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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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.

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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.

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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...

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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.