Second Fiddle | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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98
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1,808 Ratings
Second FiddleSecond Fiddle
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
Ratings:
1,808
Reviews:
209
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
466
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,808 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of Ajlvt
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of QuantumSOS
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is yellowish amber in color and is clear with a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that settled down but left a layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of citrusy hops—grapefruit and oranges stand out in particular—along with notes of piney hops that linger in to the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness. No traces of alcohol are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is a hop bomb that is packed with intense aromas and flavors of hops. I liked how the taste had some balance between citrusy and piney hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of doldham
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JebBelford
3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Disappointingly thin and weak on flavor.

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Photo of UncleCapt
4.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is OK be of the smoothest drinking DPA's I have ever had.....Great underated beer...

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Photo of KMcG
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

beautiful deep golden, crystal clear look. no haze here. clean look leads to clean taste. there is a richness in the flavor that is incredibly unique. I really like the taste on this beer.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkJP6
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of david-dubrul
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of svobrien
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lookitscory
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nate2034
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to HozerSr for the can of this! The beer pours out as a hazy orange color with a solid white head on top with a sticky lacing. The smell right from the can is insane, tons of hop aroma, it's beautiful. The taste is pretty awesome too, soft yet bitter and citrusy. The mouthfeel is smooth with a soft carbonation. Overall this beer is excellent really glad I finally got to try this one.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeCooke
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncstaterade
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kris_Cullen
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Second Fiddle from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,808 ratings.
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