Fiddlehead IPA
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Fiddlehead IPAFiddlehead IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,479
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,186
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
1,013
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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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: 116 | Ratings: 1,013 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mushroomcloud:
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, can't make out a date on the can. Opened 6-14-20.
1 1/2" white head cresting out over the rim of the glass. Good retention, slowly falls to a solid cap.
Rocky and dense foam and thick, abundant lacing.
Opaque orange IPA, looks like the "classic" NEIPA.
Orange, grapefruit, lemon - sweet fruit aroma.
Citrus flavors with an emphasis on peels and oils. clean and lengthy bitterness mid to late.
Nice semi-sweet ruby red grapefruit flavor.
Medium body, soft mouthfeel, low bitterness but lingering. Dry finish keeps this very drinkable.
Drinkability is high, very enjoyable and could have 2 or 3 in a session. Very well done.
Outstanding.

Jun 15, 2020
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Kinger22 from Virginia

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.

Feb 05, 2016
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jhavs from New Hampshire

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.

Jan 28, 2016
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firedwarftj from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Nov 08, 2013
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Jesterr44 from Canada

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.

Aug 26, 2017
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

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

Nov 28, 2018
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cburns48 from Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dec 23, 2013
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gferg10 from Massachusetts

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

Feb 27, 2015
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Mmart802 from Massachusetts

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.

May 19, 2015
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Curt3 from New Jersey

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

Jul 29, 2018
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broadway848 from New York

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

Aug 25, 2018
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lenox from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Dec 04, 2014
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bahnfire from Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Feb 07, 2013
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MLaVioletteJr from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Jul 08, 2013
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TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

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

Jun 14, 2017
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Kevinhcraig from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Aug 23, 2014
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JMUbrewz from Virginia

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.

Mar 30, 2015
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bobbyhands from California

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

Jul 21, 2015
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LoveStout from New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Dec 29, 2013
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dbkdev from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Oct 22, 2013
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Gperson from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Dec 04, 2014
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dunix from Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Feb 11, 2012
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Dec 13, 2014
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Cdowd10 from Maine

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dec 10, 2014
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jeffmck09 from Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2020
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