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2nd Fiddle - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 42
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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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-20-2014 17:00:47 | More by Pamola
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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!



Serving type: can

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

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can (canned on date: 5/19/14) into an oversized balloon/tulip glass

A- Pours a slightly hazy, deep orange hue with about a 1 finger creamy, white head with very little retention. Much more attractive than its other locally canned entity. (4.75)

S- Wow...impressive considering the local competition. Sweet tropical fruit and citrus notes on the nose: mango, pineapple, orange, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit in addition to a subdued pine dankness. (4.75)

T- The malt backbone hits first and helps prepare the palate for the upcoming hop assault. The residual bitterness morphs from citrus rind to pine to an onion/garlic vibe. Well balanced for an unbalanced beer. The 8.2% ABV is very well hidden...actually, undetectable. (4.75)

M- This falls in the category of medium. Creamy carbonation is mild but does the job nicely. (4.75)

O- Definitely another winner for the style. Although comparisons to the local competition will be the norm, I find 2nd Fiddle's aroma and flavor profile to fall much closer to Stone's Enjoy By IPA, another world-class DIPA that people cannot seem to get enough of. That said, hopheads can rejoice with another year-round hop monster being produced in Northern Vermont that has (and will continue) to receive accolades from all that are able to acquire it. (4.75)

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 17:50:28 | More by threeviews
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2nd Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.