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2nd Fiddle - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 49
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mini4x on 07-24-2013)
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

smutty33, Friday at 05:08 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

heffnate77, Sep 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

JebRand, Sep 08, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +10.3%

damonfield, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of HopBomb515
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%

Bright orange, small head fades fast, laces really well down the glass. Largely citrus aroma of grapefruit, orange, and citrus pith. Taste follows through with pleasant grapefruit and citrus dominant flavor. Touch of doughy malt and caramel keep bitterness in check and bring great balance. No sign of the ABV. Medium body, creamy on the palate and a pleasantly dry finish round out a nearly perfect mouthfeel. Overall a top tier DIPA that brings big citrus flavors and great balance to the hop experience.

HopBomb515, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Profchaos20, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

i never tire of these vermont ipas, each one always better and fresher than the next. this one is a bright honey color with a tall and lasting head snow white and persistent. the nose here is just great, citra hops and something else in the C family, maybe centennial, it has that woody bitey bitter undertone behind the citrusy fruity hops on top. i like the layering of the hops here, and find the beer beautifully balanced, not with grain but between bittering hops and late kettle and dry hopping characteristics, well scheduled. i also find it scary drinkable at over 8% abv, it drinks more like 6%, with no trace of alcohol in aroma or flavor. the body get just a little sticky for me, a tiny bit filling, but the flavor is so good and fresh it keeps me sipping quickly. i was extremely impressed with everything fiddlehead had going on my recent vermont trip, just blown away how far they have come in a year.

StonedTrippin, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

thatoneguymike, Aug 17, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

Matty123, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

riderwbd, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

facesnorth, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Onequarter, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

mjstacker, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

MPPHISH, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

whitenads, Jul 31, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very very very very similar to gandhi bot.....multiple samples would be needed to differentiate the two in a blind taste test. Edge Bot!
Nonetheless, this is a fantastic brew worth the try if you come across!

von_kaiser, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

belgbeerdrinker, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

JohnofUpton, Jul 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Jenna, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

CraigMack61, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Mplsmetro57, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

M_chav, Jul 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Ewhite2121, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jlogan7, Jul 22, 2014
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2nd Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.