Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #85
Ranked #367
4.43 | pDev: 8.35%
Monday at 02:58 AM
Sep 06, 2013
Notes: "Tropical fruit notes.Straw colored with a hazy glow. Pineapple and Cantaloupe are dominant characteristics. This beer finishes with a slight tartness.
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Reviewed by Ocalafox from Florida

4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a deeply hazy dulled lemon gold topped with a finger or so of creamy white head; retention is very good.
Huge pineapple, grapefruit, malt sweetness, tangerine, juicy fruit.
Dank and juicy... grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Mild melon and more citrus.
M/O Another super drinkable juice bomb from Fiddlehead. Great flavor... super beer.
Monday at 02:58 AM
Rated: 4.39 by Sellen from Connecticut

Saturday at 11:15 PM
Rated: 4.25 by swierczt from Connecticut

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.89 by bbarbot from Vermont

Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by WDJersey from Colorado

Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by rbrefbeerman from California

Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can dated 10/12/22.

Pours cloudy yellow with a moderate head and retention. Melon rind, pineapple, and blood orange in the. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Tangerine, pineapple, and unripe peach on the palate. Minimal malt or bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with lingering citrus.
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A very nice NEIPA. Very reminiscent of their flagship IPA but bigger, mellower, and with more lush tropical fruit flavors. It is very smooth and lacks any and all astringency, just juicy, clean hop flavor balanced by some light, bready malt flavor. Highly recommended.
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 16 ounce can dated 10/12/22. Sampled Oct 22, 2022. Pretty fresh.

The appearance is a pulpy, hazy light yellow color under a lingering white foamy head.

Inviting tropical aromas of orange, nectarine, pineapple, and passion fruit over a white bread base.

Medium-full mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet, bread but mostly tropical with a moderate bitter bite to finish. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this one seemed to hit me just right.
Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Was set to order a Substance yesterday afternoon at my first trip to the Publik House in brookline, but saw an add for Mastermind on the wall above the pisser and changed my mind. Good call. This was delightful. Not overly hoppy, but had a good bite and paired lovely with a meat patty. It is similar to the regular Fiddlehead IPA, but this is definitely and higher quality libation.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On draft at the Pour House into an 11oz tulip.

Pours a hazy (opaque) light yellow with about one finger of white head. Ok retention, good lacing.

Smells of citrus, lemon, pine, pineapple.

Taste follows...pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine.

Smooth, soft mouthfeel. Slight bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation.

Well made brew. Not sure if it meets the rating here, but it's pretty darn good.
Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look...Hazy light yellow with some clarity. A white foamy head
Smell...Light hop and melon, with a hard cop citrus
Taste...melon hop bitter. a fruity explosion relinquished by his bitter cousin the hop. An ample fruit inherent but a bitter onion drying with the finish robbing the beer of a sweet aftertaste.
Feel...Prickly sufficient carbonation causing a pulpy but thin enough juice. Lacing on the glass is apparent throughout entire beer.
Overall...I love Fiddlehead Brewing's single IPA. It seems I gave it a lower rating and I think that opinion has changed...Anyways this is a solid juicy double IPA. The single IPA grew on me a lot and since this is only the third one I have had I am going to need a continued evaluation on this. HAHA
Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Khaack from New York

Aug 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.72 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by McSeal from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by timmy2b from New York

Jun 22, 2022
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Rated by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked-up two four-packs of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fifteen dollars each. My fourth brew reviewed from these guys. Good, not great.
Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy light yellow with a small smooth head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of grassy floral hops, citrus and sweet fruit.

Tastes of slightly tart grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mango and melon with a slightly bitter finish.

Medium light body with light prickly carbonation. Light dry mouthfeel.

This is a complex but not overpowering NEIPA that is mildly tart and bitter overall with sweeter tastes that come out as your glass warms.

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Canned 2 weeks ago. Kind of curious appearance -- it's hazy but also very pale, almost milky like lemon juice. Aromas and flavors were a bit of a let down. A fairly straightforward dank/citrus hop profile with a light tartness from the seemingly wheat-heavy malt bill. Crisp, oily mouthfeel

Jun 03, 2022
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Reviewed by MichaelInMA from Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
On the first smell and taste, I thought this was a fruit beer. The tap just said, "Fiddlehead IPA". It did not match their IPA or any regular IPA. I had to look it up on BA. However, it did match this one which is a New England IPA. I guess that is close enough. The bartender did not know what they had. He thought it was a plain IPA.

It is hazy to the point of being opaque. It was white under the light at the bar. I marked down look because there was no head. Being a high alcohol beer, you did not notice the alcohol. Smell, taste, and feel made up for lack of head.
Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by gelasin from California

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can. Very pale opaque like a witbier with lasting dense head and lace. Lemon custard aroma. Medium sweet with medium-light citrus grapefruit dry finish. Medium-heavy very soft body. Excellent for style, but not my favorite style by a longshot.
Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by crobinso from Colorado

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by ajcuster89 from Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 1 (the black and white can on this page) was one of those magical beers where you'll never forget what you were doing when you drank it. Popped into FH on a whim and split a case with a friend. If I had known how good it would be I would have bought their stock. An incredible beer. Don't know why subsequent batches haven't tasted that magical to me since, but Batch 1 was one for the ages. I'll keep coming back.
Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Jkolls from Ohio

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 25, 2021
Rated: 5 by Johng19751 from Indiana

Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by tubeman from New York

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by rmp5458 from Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours a milky yellow green in the glass. Smells like sour cantaloupe, but in a fresh way. Taste follows suit. Extremely enjoyable and crushable DIPA
Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by jheimbigner from Washington

Sep 03, 2020
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