Second Fiddle | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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4.46/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
fiddleheadbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Extensively dry-hopped, Second Fiddle is second in name only. Big, juicy and aromatic.

Added by Gatch on 07-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#177
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
2,023
pDev:
7.4%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
531
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,023 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of murbat
4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good DIBA. Loads of alcohol at 8.2%, but showing lots of fruit along with the typical peel and resin flavors. Nice fruit with a round, resinous, and clean finish. Definitely worth the try from Fiddlehead.

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Photo of Almighty1
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzman
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejane
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very good. Considering that Fiddlehead is one of the original NE IPAs this beer still rocks. Super dense mouthfeel /body. Yet crushable.
Juicy, tropical, really delicious.
There is a bit of a alcohol bite on the front with the 8.2 bit that fades as the beer warms.
Would seek this out.

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Photo of JOENO123
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this for years. Finally distribution has reached me. Honestly, for me, better than Heady and Sip (I love both of them!). They are of similar style but Second Fiddle seems more balanced. Don’t expect haze because it’s more of an amber color but has that NE soft mouthfeel. Smooth aggressive tropical hops with balanced malt mix so well.. Crisp and well made this an easy drinking treat.

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Photo of calebc10410
3.58/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malt Bomb.....and one of the most overrated beers I've ever come across. If you are expecting a NE style hoppy brew, you will be sadly disappoined. Everything about it is par to sub par....oh, and did I say Malty? Thin for its weight, cloyingly sweet and slightly boozy. Picking up diacetyl, as well. This beer is oh so West Coast 2008. Say a prayer and bury it!

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Photo of JonB25
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Docscape
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Better than the first fiddle. 13oz draft $7 at The Fix in Worcester, MA.

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Photo of JohnnyLarue
3.35/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

nice taste but not a standout

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Photo of LingDynasty
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved this beer! It's so subtle in aroma and taste, nothing too overpowering. I thought it was just right. Totally sessionable in my opinion. Hard to believe this is a double IPA. 3 of these and I would be blackout drunk. Let the good times roll!

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4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RRB328
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NaveD
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorD
3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brschmidt
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of milesweaver
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Second Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,023 ratings