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2nd Fiddle - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 48
Gots: 27 | 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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HopBomb515

New Jersey

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.

08-27-2014 01:23:40 | More by HopBomb515
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-20-2014 22:56:46 | More by Profchaos20
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-18-2014 21:48:37 | More by spycow
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

08-18-2014 13:44:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-17-2014 01:22:14 | More by thatoneguymike
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Matty123

Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

08-16-2014 05:47:22 | More by Matty123
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riderwbd

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-15-2014 21:51:53 | More by riderwbd
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-14-2014 21:35:17 | More by facesnorth
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Onequarter

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-10-2014 02:37:32 | More by Onequarter
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-09-2014 12:32:42 | More by mjstacker
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MPPHISH

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-01-2014 11:57:32 | More by MPPHISH
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whitenads

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-31-2014 18:26:08 | More by whitenads
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von_kaiser

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

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!

07-31-2014 00:45:06 | More by von_kaiser
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-29-2014 23:53:58 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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JohnofUpton

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-29-2014 15:08:44 | More by JohnofUpton
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Jenna

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-29-2014 00:44:19 | More by Jenna
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-28-2014 19:11:38 | More by CraigMack61
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-28-2014 13:03:07 | More by Mplsmetro57
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M_chav

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-26-2014 15:48:58 | More by M_chav
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-23-2014 05:08:30 | More by Ewhite2121
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 01:59:44 | More by jlogan7
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-21-2014 02:57:24 | More by mklisz
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-21-2014 02:24:35 | More by Wowcoolman
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-20-2014 23:52:09 | More by bccrosley
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ErikVT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-20-2014 17:53:23 | More by ErikVT
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2nd Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.