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:
#3,328
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
855
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap

Standard semi-filtered IPA appearance. Mild tropical aromas alongside pine and earth. Bitter grapefruit rind aplenty in the flavors, offset by bready malts and a touch of pineapple. Fluffy, medium+ mouthfeel. Lasting bitterness on the finish. A nice, crisp American IPA

85/100

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4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at Hurricane's

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

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Fiddlehead IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 855 ratings