Mastermind | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
fiddleheadbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BTVflatlander on 09-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,331
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
241
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Egotist
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ead73
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phishagonia
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tabhill
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice but not second fiddle

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Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a beautifully bright and only slightly cloudy yellow with a full head of nice white foam. Aromas and flavors are bursting with pineapple qualities: it truly tastes like biting into a fresh, sweet tropical pineapple while on the beach of an island paradise. For a beer that doesn't have any added fruits or juices, this is the most pineapple flavor I've ever encountered in a brew; it's not cloying or too sweet though. There's some bitterness on the back end of the creamy and lightly effervescent mouthfeel. Just wonderful.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful cloudy yellow-orange body. Thin white head.

Nose is hop encrusted pineapple.

Flavor continues the pineapple associations. Sharp, crisp, fruity, creamy, biting. Just a delicious glass of happiness.

Mouthfeel is sharp, drying, slightly chalky and a bit puckery. Very nice, you can certainly tell you are getting a hop forward 8.1% DIPA.

Overall, an outstanding beer. Glad to find it in a awesome can with a vintage sci-fi theme as well, (That is: not the black and white scientist motif shown on this website).

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Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alamode
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank 8-9-16. Canned 7-8.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can into a snifter appears a hazy pale golden yellow color with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is like sticking your nose into a bag of pelletized hops that have been open awhile. Herbal, citrusy and with a hefty cheese-like stank to it.

Taste is like lemony drop candy with a cereal-like grain freshness/sweetness to the finish. Some of that cheese-like hop flavor is present before finishing with lemon pledge cleaner.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Not a bad brew.

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Photo of LouZ
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thisXwar
4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dadthew
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice IPA.

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Photo of NelCet
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ericshain
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skankweed420
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrashMaster
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of texaswhiplash
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston970
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mastermind from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,331 ratings.
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