Fiddlehead IPA
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Fiddlehead IPAFiddlehead IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #345
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,950
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
963
From:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  283
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: 99 | Ratings: 963 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
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4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fiddlehead IPA has become my new favorite beer over the last year or two. Fresh on draft at Dunn Geherin's Pub in Newton Mass. 20oz pour, in a Guinness glass, as always. Surface-tension. Aromatic... HEY! Don't be lookin' at my beer like that!

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Photo of Kinger22
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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Photo of jhavs
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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Photo of firedwarftj
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Jesterr44
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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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mmart802
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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Photo of Curt3
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TrilliumFan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinhcraig
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JMUbrewz
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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Photo of bobbyhands
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of dbkdev
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gperson
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of woodchip
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 963 ratings