Fiddler's Nightmare
Newgrass Brewing Company

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Newgrass Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,677
Ranked #11,627
4.03 | pDev: 5.71%
Aug 21, 2022
Aug 01, 2015
Very Good
Notes: Unfiltered Double IPA brewed with Flaked Wheat and Oats. Hopped with El Dorado, Citra and Mosaic. Dry-Hopped at 3.5 lbs per bbl. Level of haziness may vary.
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
slightly better than average ipa good hop flavor in every sip
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Flagship New England Style Double IPA. Double Dry Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado. Seems like a hybrid east-coast/ west-coast instead of a NEIPA...nevertheless, very smooth and the 9.5% is well-hidden, warned!
Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by alexsergio from New York

Oct 17, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Unfiltered New England style Imperial IPA brewed with Pacific Northwest hops. Poured from a pint can into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is very hazy, light apricot in color, and sports about a finger of rocky white head. Very dank nose with a little pine and toffee-like sweetness and lots of over-ripe citrus fruit, primarily nectarines, peaches, melons, and oranges.

Medium body with an oily feel. Some light malty sweetness up front and some juicy hops like fresh toast and marmalade. At mid-palate more hops come in and you get lemon and grapefruit. The beer completely dries out on the finish and you are left with lingering oily flavors of grapefruit juice, lemon rind, and a little pine.

Excellent IIPA. The strong malt presence and hop profile reminds me a little of MadTree's Citra High, except the oats on the malt bill contribute a slightly softer feel. I'd definitely buy this again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Nov 08, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges and grapefruit stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with underlying notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that there are more in the way of flavors of underlying malts. There are some hints of tropical fruits from the El Dorado hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IIPA has a good balance between the malts and the hops.

Serving type: can
Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Bad_Attitude_Brews from South Carolina

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by baklo from North Carolina

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a very hazy medium dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, floral, and dank resinous hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel malts with a moderate amount of caramel + grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, floral, and dank resinous hops which impart a light amount bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a juicy hoppy flavor lingering.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming and dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink with reasonably well hidden alcohol. Nice combination of hop flavors and aromas without too much sweetness from the malts. I could easily have a couple of these.
Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by oberon from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on draft @ The String Bean in Belmont, NC.

Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy head. Nose and taste are floral, bitter and soapy. Good stuff.

First beer I've had by these boys... will definitely try more.

Cheers, Newgrass. Ya done good.
Feb 02, 2016
Fiddler's Nightmare from Newgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings