Fiddlehead IPA
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Fiddlehead IPAFiddlehead IPA
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From:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,939
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,368
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Ratings:
1,159
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 12:52 AM
Added:
Jan 01, 2012
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  308
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
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Ratings by keithmurray:
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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by keithmurray from Connecticut

Appearance - hazy yellow/orange body with white head

Smell - grapefruit/pine, citrus

Taste - sour grapefruit, orange peel, pine

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, a bit tart/sour upfront, grapefruit and hop bitterness on the back end

Overall - decent if unspectacular IPA

Oct 10, 2020
More User Ratings:
 
3.17 by LEIGHJ888 from New York on Today at 12:52 AM
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Canned on: 05-03-22

A - Opaque medium golden tan colored pour with sticky white lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

S - Pungent, dank spiciness abounds on the nose with onion, garlic, and citrus.

T - Sweet red grapefruit, dank citrus, citrus rind, peppery spice, a touch of onion and garlic, and finishes balanced with a nice bready malt base with juicy spicy fruit rind over the top. Spicy, dank citrus lingers for a good long time.

M - Pillowy soft, chewy texture that creates a cotton-like dryness in the mouth.

O - This is a really fantastic IPA and highly recommended.

Friday at 05:35 AM
 
3.65 by BeerWasp from Germany on Apr 30, 2022
 
4.4 by virinow from New York on Apr 20, 2022
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3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by far333 from Connecticut

Looks like cloudy pineapple juice, low head, not appealing or inviting. Low aroma of pineapple and stone fruit. Flavors of pineapple and overripe tangerine, some orange pith, some unsettling chive notes, bitterness lingers. Very tingly, a little overcarbonated. Not a favorite for me.

Apr 15, 2022
 
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Wow, I've had this before on tap and from can. I do not remember it ever being quite this delicious. I am simply loving how smooth and creamy this is. Canned 2022-02-22, so just over 2 weeks old, maybe the freshness is knocking it out of the park. Excellent stuff!

Mar 07, 2022
 
4.1 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by BigGinge from New York

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemonade color with a thin ring of white foam. Nothing personal I just don't think New England IPA's look all that great.

Smell: A bouquet of hops. Lemon, grass, pollen and grapefruit.

Taste: Citrusy hop juice. Very little bitterness, somewhat tart. Equal parts lemon and grapefruit with a light and crackery malt base. Grassy finish.

Feel: Medium bodied, prickly carbonation. Bone dry finish. Refreshing.

Overall: Very good IPA. Hop forward and super refreshing.

Feb 26, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours nice hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has generous tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a a well balanced tropical and citrus flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A very well balanced beer

Feb 25, 2022
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

Packaged 11/29/21
L - poured hazy yellow/golden with a nearly two-finger white head. Good lacing.
S - orange and grapefruit. Pretty nice.
T - grapefruit tart. Hoppy but not overwhelming.
F - medium mouthfeel with a dry after taste.
O - a nice, soft easy drinker.

Feb 21, 2022
 
3.84 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2022
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured into a 12 oz glass at Copper Grouse in Manchester. Pours opaque yellow with a finger or two of head with minimal lacing. Tastes of slightly watery bitter hops with a citrusy aftertaste. Not bad

Feb 18, 2022
 
4.49 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Feb 01, 2022
 
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 22, 2022
 
3.98 by swierczt from Connecticut on Jan 16, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Looks like orang juice with no head. An interesting earthy, herbal aroma; very faint citrus. Excellent bread-like malt base flavor with a moderate bitterness; a slight grapefruit like quality. Heavy body; sharp and biting; subtly masked alcohol heat.

Lookwise, the beer isn't anything special, but the taste and mouthfeel really come through for this beer.

On tap at Chickies's & Pete's in Terminal E at the Philadelpia airport.

Jan 15, 2022
 
4.25 by elamb106 from New York on Jan 13, 2022
 
4.23 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania on Dec 19, 2021
 
4.5 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2021
 
4.31 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Dec 08, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

Very hazy, no head. Some citrus flavor

Dec 05, 2021
 
4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
 
3.93 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2021
 
 
4 by h4ger from Connecticut on Nov 18, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy murky golden. Citrusy aroma. It's citrusy and skunky with a vegetal weedy character. I remember that this was more drinkable previously, but this particular pour was hard to get through.

Nov 16, 2021
 
4.25 by ScottK22 from New York on Nov 15, 2021
 
4.34 by Dswish on Nov 11, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Hazy and deep golden with just about no head from tap. Scent is really dank here. Tasty brew here, dank and resinous. Not bad carbonation and medium body. Distinctive brew here.

Nov 11, 2021
 
4.27 by artf from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2021
 
3.67 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2021
 
3.81 by oberon from North Carolina on Nov 02, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a pale hazy yellow with greenish hues and a white head that leaves tons of lace.

Smells of citrus, pine, and earthy hemp with some floral fruit notes.

Taste is slightly dank with citrus and pine and some nice tropical fruit and floral notes.

Nov 01, 2021
 
4 by yuno from New York on Oct 31, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by officerbill from New York

L: Pours a murky yellow/orange/gold, something like pulpless orange juice cut with grapefruit juice, and a moderate head (off-white with a hint of yellow) that slowly dissolves into a ring and film
S: Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and pine
T: Grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, and pine needles, on a base of unbuttered biscuits and with a bit of hoppy bitterness
F: Moderate carbonation, thick and kind of rich with a finish that is dry and a bit bitter
with a touch of sweetness
O: Canned about 2 weeks ago so this is the freshest I'm every likely to see it. Fiddlehead IPA hits everything you expect from a NE IPA. Rich and complex, yet also accessible and easy to drink. An excellent beer.

Oct 30, 2021
 
3.99 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.38 by JRL5043 from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2021
Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1159 ratings