Fiddlehead IPA
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Fiddlehead IPAFiddlehead IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #354
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,160
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
997
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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  45
Gots
  285
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Fiddlehead IPAFiddlehead IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 111 | Ratings: 997 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mmart802:
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4.98/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Unfiltered, cloudy look. Strong hops, not to much citrus.

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Mmart802 from Massachusetts, May 19, 2015
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4.99/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. The citrusy aroma is followed by a bitter starting taste, that transitions into a citrusy burst of tropical flavors to balance the brew. It goes down easy and is great after a day of skiing or hiking in the Green Mountain State.

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Kinger22 from Virginia, Feb 05, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft, 16 oz pour into shaker pint.

A= Hazy, yellow, the head appears foamy and off white, big bubbles that settle to ring around glass. Lacing rings the glass creating line for each sip.

S= Earthy, floral, some citrus rind and zest, a bit of dankness.

T= Hop dankness, citrus, some tropical notes, bread, toasty malts.

M= Moderate carbonation, medium body.

O= This beer has improved greatly over time, a very good and easy drinking IPA. Flavors are clean and refined but still got that hoppy dank IPA goodness.

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jhavs from New Hampshire, Jan 28, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

firedwarftj from Connecticut, Nov 08, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had one of these on tap at the brewery last summer & am just getting around to putting down my notes in here. A rather moderate & decent blend of citrus & pine with some astringent bitterness; to me this is a good IPA, but not more.

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Jesterr44 from Ontario (Canada), Aug 26, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

KMcGrath from Massachusetts, Nov 28, 2018
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cburns48 from Vermont, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gferg10 from Massachusetts, Feb 27, 2015
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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Curt3 from New Jersey, Jul 29, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

broadway848 from New York, Aug 25, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

lenox from Pennsylvania, Dec 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bahnfire from Vermont, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

MLaVioletteJr from Massachusetts, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TrilliumFan from Massachusetts, Jun 14, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one seems to be overshadowed by Fiddlehead's DIPAs and all the other great hoppy beers in VT. It's a delightful single IPA with notes of citrus, mango, and fresh cut grass. It finishes dry and leaves me wanting more.

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JMUbrewz from Virginia, Mar 30, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bobbyhands from California, Jul 21, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

LoveStout from New York, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

dbkdev from New Hampshire, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Always happy to see it on tap. Never fails to please.

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Gperson from Vermont, Dec 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dunix from Vermont, Feb 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Cdowd10 from Maine, Dec 10, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

jeffmck09 from Connecticut, Jan 19, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

woodchip from North Carolina, Dec 28, 2014
Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 997 ratings