2nd Fiddle - Fiddlehead Brewing Company
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Reviews by Rheaume17:
4.71/5 rDev +7.3%
Was lucky enough to grab a growler of this fine brew.
A - Pours a dark orange hue, almost a copper in some lights. Somewhat darker than many of the DIPA's that I have tried.
S - WOW. The smell is amazing. A huge bomb of hops on the forefront. I could literally sit here and smell this beer all day, but what fun is that.
T - The taste is unreal. Hops, hops and more hops. A massive burst of citra and simcoe hops. Great citrus flavors with a perfectly balanced bitterness. Amazing.
M - Excellent carbonation and extremely drinkable. Great lacing.
O - An amazing beer from FIddlehead. Definitely one of the best DIPA's that I have ever had. So drinkable, it's not funny. Just an all around incredible beer. Seriously. Try it if you get the chance.
11-23-2013 02:43:19 | More by Rheaume17
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3.73/5 rDev -15%
On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.
Appearance - Cloudier than the regular IPA. Slight cream tinge to the head. Decent lacing.
Smell - Better hop aroma, too. Citrusy. Nice orange and some pine in the back. Substantial sweet malt backing.
Taste - Grapefruit. Sweet malt and some caramel. Sweetness masks some of the bitterness, but a hint peeks through.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Slick feeling. Bitterness is muted.
Overall - More enjoyable than their single IPA. Just a hop profile and malt balance.
07-22-2013 02:01:04 | More by Alieniloquium
4.45/5 rDev +1.4%
Cheers to markgugs for this one!
Pours a slightly hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Shhets of lacing , some cloudiness, above average head retention
S: Faint leafy hops, pears, tangerine & breadyness
T: Pineapple, grapefruit in smaller amounts, breadyness, pineyness & little bit of aspirin. More grapefruit & pineapple as this warms, dryness. Finishes with grapefruit, some pineapple, a little bready sweetness, plus piney & leafy hops
MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, skews hoppy, a little warming
Drinks so easy, a stellar DIPA, might need to road trip to VT soonish!
06-25-2014 03:46:55 | More by russpowell
3.85/5 rDev -12.3%
Let me preface by saying that I was very excited to get a chance to try this at the brewery. I am very much a fan of Fiddlehead and think they are the premier under the radar brewery in Vermont right now. And, being a big fan of their last DIPA, Mastermind, I thought I'd love this as well.
A: Dark orange, clearly filtered.
S: Citrusy hops and malt, pleasant.
T: Good malt and hop balance. Pleasantly bitter. Rather well done.
M: Here's the problem. I'm not sure if I got a bad fill or what, but my growler filled same day was completely flat which, honestly, took away from the taste. It's undoubtedly a well done beer, but I can't seem to get past the fact that I spent $8 for two flat pints. I'd be open to trying it again, but I'd taste it first to ensure that it's carbonated.
O: Well done for sure with one fatal flaw: carbonation. If you get the chance to try it--a rarity for sure--I suggest you do. Just keep in mind this experience. Fiddlehead, despite this, is among my favorite breweries and I will continue to patronize them until they give me a reason not to. This is not that reason, just a speed bump.
11-20-2013 21:54:27 | More by BTVflatlander
2nd Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.