Second Fiddle | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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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:
#176
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
2,046
pDev:
7.4%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
485
Gots:
537
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,046 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of DCHritz
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color with a faint haze. Moderate head which retains the rim bubbles throughout. Nice semi-blanketing lace.

Lots grapefruit rind to the nose. Light pine in the background. No notable malt aroma.

WIth the taste, the malt is present but extraordinarily brief. The hop kicks in harshly and bitterly. The body is neutral with a boldly elevated carbonation. The finish and aftertaste are a hop bomb, appealing to the hopheads.

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Photo of GravityKills
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlatvakokko
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Happyyb
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stignacious
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of senglish7
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Overall a great west coast meets east coast. Mostly translucent with the slightest haze. Clean and crisp. Tinge of fruit but mostly piney. This tasted like a slightly toned down version of Maine Dinner to me.

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Photo of Kinnick21
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Clear straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit hop nose and flavor follows - tart grapefruit. Higher ABV (8.2%) is hidden $3.99 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of Academymike
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange tan in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is melon, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. Heavy bodied, bitter with low carbonation. Great ipa..will get this again.

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Photo of JPeterson17
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Patlee3324
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Tim725
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Second Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,046 ratings