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Nickel Brook Bull Eye Gluten Free Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Burlington, Canada


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Gluten Free IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Rating #1067 - Aoril 24, 2014 - 1oz sample with client - Passable beer cooler creature - get the apa style bitterness - lemon zest, pine aroma, but kind of gets lost in the de-glutenized process and addition of pear juice. Not friendly to many palates, but certainly quenching on a summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,75$. Arôme: Très légère odeur d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et de poire. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5913)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
As much as I wanted to like this GF beer, I could not. Typical warning signs: no head, no lacing, no body of any consequence. The sweet, tangy, feel to this beer is pretty odd. A Bard’s Gold would be a step up from this (yikes), but just drink a St. Peter’s GF if you need a GF beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
cards04 (2645) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 This is nasty. Pours piss yellow with white head. Aromas are some decent hop and dank.. but it’s all bad after that..... Rarely have I had beer that’s made me recoil so Badly. I would happily take a Budweiser over this any day. Now that’s saying something.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Copper colour with no head or lacing. Malt aroma. Weird skunky flavour. Almost like a weird mixer drink. Odd beer, not very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with a small white head that’s short lived. Aroma is sorghum, and light citrus. Flavour is sorghum, alcohol(really comes up with the sorghum), citrus, and kinda tangy. Definitely below average for a gluten free beer... The girlfriend just put her clam juice in it but not before I tasted it lol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PivoKossack (3) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013 does not count
My wife is on a Gluten Free kick right now and she picked one of these up for me....I wish she didn’t. Sadly...this is another sad attempt at making the nectar of the gods into a healthy choice. I did notice that it’s not labelled as a beer, but rather a alcoholic beverage. I believe it’s supposed to be an IPA so it has a hoppy and has a bitter finish. Usually I find that IPA’s have a bitter Citrus rind taste, but I found that adding a squeeze of lemon helped it and made it slightly more appealing. Pine also comes to mind when I drink this...not sure why...but this one can stay in the woods.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Super clear but golden colour. Fermented soy and floral hops aroma; has a ’juiced fruit’ note and honey as well. Taste is lingering metallic bitterness and talc. i’m not going to spend more time on this brew, no much to enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
473ml can. Pours a clear, golden honey colour with little head that disappears quickly. Nose of hops and gasoline. There’s something like synthetic leather in the nose too, and something that gives a sweet impression. Tastes....weird, sort of beery with a synthetic, rubbery, hoppiness. Not as sweet as I expected. There’s something really sharp in the finish that’s really unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Don’t drink a lot of gluten free beers but this is one of the better ones I have. Pours a golden yellow color with little white head. Smells of light citrusy hopps. Taste is a bit sour with a tangy finish. Tried this beer more recently and it has vastly improved... Drinks very much like an APA! Smooth bitterness throughout and great hoppy Aroma... Nicely balanced.

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