Fiddler's Nightmare
Newgrass Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,253
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,272
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 5.64%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
From:
Newgrass Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
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, so...be warned!

Jul 12, 2020
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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
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metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%
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: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings