Fiddler's Dream
Newgrass Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,555
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,906
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 11.82%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
From:
Newgrass Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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89
Very Good
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Reviews by Immortale25:
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Initial aroma of pine soon turns to a juicy fruit type of smell. Also some soily, yeasty character.

T- Decently balanced flavors of citrus, pine and sweet malt. There's also that earthy, soily flavor detected in the nose and it's kind of getting in the way of the hop profile. Moderate bitterness and a bit of a metallic taste.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This would be good if it weren't for that off-putting yeasty flavor throughout.

Feb 28, 2017
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draught Pleasant aromas of pineapple and evergreen forest translates to taste. Very nice mouthfeel.

Apr 25, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazed straw color with plenty of effervescence with 3+ finger of whippy pearl colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Oranges in spades, along with pineapple

T: Follows the nose, plus dryness & a little mango up front. A little orange and pineapple, along with dryness as this warms, Finishes with grapefruit & a little dryness

MF: Fairly light-bodied, slight carbonation, decent balance

Very drinkable, a pretty good shot at the style, but just middle of the pack

Nov 28, 2018
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kell50 from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 04, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 05, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in NC.
Hazy golden body with a very good head.
Grassy aroma with a grassy, herbal, and lightly fruity flavor.
Medium-light body with medium+ body.
Moderate bitterness, especially in reference to the strong hop flavor.

May 09, 2016
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: yellow, cloudy, good head retention, looks like pineapple juice
S: sweet lemons
T: citrus, some malt in the finish
F: good mouthfeel
O: nice hazy IPA, not a juice bomb, but very tasty

Mar 13, 2018
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TripelMark from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2017
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 19, 2017
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered New England style IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic. Poured from a pint can into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is very hazy and pale gold in color - almost like pineapple juice - and sports about a finger of rocky white head. I get soft, juicy citrus fruit on the nose. Lemons, peaches, oranges, and honeydew melon.

Medium-light body with a firm feel. Up front I get oyster crackers with a little lemon rind, then those citrusy hops kick in and I'm met by more lemon, some grapefruit, and some pineapple. Finishes dry with lingering hints of lemon. Very nice!

Jan 04, 2018
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cantfindme from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 09, 2015
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 18, 2016
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dailyminefield from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 02, 2017
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Mojo from Alabama

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2017
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 04, 2017
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baklo from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 02, 2017
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LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 24, 2017
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Classic New England orangey haze with a creamy-dank aroma followed up with a lightbody and pleasing feel.

Feb 24, 2017
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surfcaster from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap a brewery

Hazy light yellow-small head

Very fruit juice/oj citrus nose

Taste-light, fruit forward--citrus

Feel-on thinner side

Their foray into the juice bomb. Good effort, easy drinker.

Jun 14, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 02, 2019
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CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 30, 2017
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DrMindbender from South Carolina

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

Apr 28, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 28, 2017
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Jstuart23 from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 06, 2017
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TijuanaTovar from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the same vein as wicked weeds pernicious on all levels but just with a fuller body and leaning more toward the NEIPA trend. For NC IPAs, this one is in the top 5 for me for sure. If you want a clean and smooth IPA that won’t be a bitter bomb or juice bomb, this is a pleasant one worth snagging. Candied fruits, peach rings and blueberries. Price point at $4.99 a can is kinda steep though?

Dec 24, 2017
Fiddler's Dream from Newgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 28 ratings