Fiddlehead IPA | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium bodied American style IPA has an alluring golden glow and beautifully blends three strains of hops. While strong citrus notes ambush your taste buds halfway through the palate, the beer finishes very crisp and dry.

53 IBU

Added by Brad007 on 01-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,471
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
864
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubbler
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docscape
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a cloudy light honey. Smells like a mildly dank citrus fruit. Taste has the same light dankiness. 16oz draft $6 at The Fix in Worcester, MA.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemonox
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pckwiatk
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hughespjh
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpty2003
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very easy drinking and smooth, not the IPA bite I was looking for

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterD10
3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biren225
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftaholic
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's okay but not what I've come to expect from fiddlehead. Not that I've experienced many but they have quite the following and this didn't live up to the hype. Tastes okay and wouldn't scoff if handed another but if it's on the menu in looking to see what others they may have.

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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boszormeny
2.85/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a semi hazy bright golden color with a one finger, soapy white head. Retention is pretty average and there are many hanging rings of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is dank grapefruit pith, over ripe mango, tangerine and pineapple. Very aromatic and enjoyable.

Taste is similar, although not quite packing the same punch. It starts off fruity with a little bit of green earthiness and finishes bitter with the grapefruit pith.

Feel is light side of medium and smooth with moderate carbonation coming through on the finish with a little bit of stickiness as well.

Overall this is a damn good beer. A level below Second Fiddle, but I prefer it to Mastermind.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of flgimp
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional IPA... Loved it!

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Photo of Icka31
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnbrewskies
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bwag
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mthenry7
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 864 ratings