Fiddlesticks | BuckleDown Brewing

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3.9/5
Very Good
64 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing
Illinois, United States
buckledownbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hybrid brings together all of the best qualities of Belgian brewing and American hopcentricity — spicy, hoppy, dry and complex.

57 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,478
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
64
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery - Lyons, IL. Hazy copper body with a foamy white head. Fruity & spicy Belgian yeast and fresh citrus for aroma. Hop forward and yeast forward producing flavors of grapefruit, apricot, orange, spicy wit yeast, mango, pine, along with a caramel malt base. Fuller body, resinous & sticky, moderate carbonation, finishing zesty and spicy with grapefruit, orange, and pine lingering on the palate. Good Belgian IPA here; nothing outside the box, but still good.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mando31
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying this on-tap at a bar called BlackFinn Ameripub that's up the street from my hotel in Chicago. Served in a standard pint glass, this beer draws a clear, light to medium golden color with nice white head that's about 3/4 of an inch when first served that settles eventually to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass. Has decent lacing. Aromas of some crisp, slightly bready, slightly sweet malt notes along with slightly resinous citrus and piney hop notes. The taste is pretty much the same, with a slightly sweet, sort of bready malt presence that gives way to citrusy, piney, somewhat resinous hop bitterness notes. also has a bit of a peppery spice bite that adds a nice touch here. Has a mainly crisp, slightly prickly, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good way.

Eric

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fine Belgian IPA. I used to be a big fan of the style, but now I prefer either a Belgian or an ipa. But if you like the style, this is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Kevin_L
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap ata local restaurant, it was in.a goblet, which i thought was odd dor an IPA. great taste throughout. Really enjoyed it.

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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purified
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Fiddlesticks from BuckleDown Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 64 ratings