Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Burlington, Canada


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Gluten Free IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle at C’Est What Spring Festival, 2010. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of light citrus hops, citrus fruit, some grain and a bit of sourness. Thin to average bodied. Best gluten-free beer I’ve had for sure, it’s not awesome but I can drink it which is not something I can say about the other ones I’ve tried.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2222) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
341ml bottle from the brewery. pours hazed light orange with a quick white head. nicely carbed for an ipa. aroma is weird, chops, sweet hot plastic, waxy candle, weird. the flavour is fruity, a touch sweet, decent chop flavour. the finish is decently bitter. im glad i can tolerate gluten.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle sample, at C’Est What Spring Festival, May 29, 2010. Gluten-free: dazzle me, Seymour. Hazy light gold pour with an average white frothy head. Aroma is (was interrupted by a Beer Advocate who shall go nameless *cough* Eric *cough* - who said "smells like ass! smells like pirates!!") ... aroma is ... really sweet, but weirdly sweet, like canola, and it reminded me of something a bit unpleasant from my childhood - maybe golden syrup mixed with medicine ... eventually I decided it reminded me of those cheap instant butterscotch pudding mixes (hence weird sweet and chemicals); stale, maybe herbal honey ... hard to pinpoint; most importantly, it wasn’t good, but it didn’t suck. Tasted a bit gingery, almost sour (inappropriately so) - like lemon cough drops, medicinal floral bitterness, oily; weird, but again not horrifying. Had a sticky mouthfeel, kind of unpleasantly so, decently carbonated, but I didn’t like the impression it left and it was hard to finish my sample - this may be one of the best gluten-free beers I’ve ever had, but no friggin’ way would I drink it again - give me a gin & tonic any day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spab (2519) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
Sample from bottle at C’est What 2010 Spring Festival. Pours a hazy pale yellow gold with small white head. Odd sour fruit aroma with slight chemical edge. Flavour has a sour fruitiness as well with citrus prominent. Finish is somewhat harsh. Odd beer that I hated at first but came around on to merely think was disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle 341 ml at Cest What ? Spring festival 2010
Appearance: hazed amber gold with lighter top. 3-.
Aroma: citric , sweet with fresh fruity character. Pleasant nose.
Flavour/Body/Palate: light on body , frontal citric character. Bit sourness biter at edges. Slight hint of alcohol. Touch of tart red apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
2010-05-28. Hazy pastel orange body, small white head. Flavour is odd, light citrusy hops, odd grainy character, cidery notes. Aroma of light hops, light citrus. 6+ Average to thin palate. Bit rough and wonky, not quite enough hops to cover up the underlying cidery character. Bottle at C’est What, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle fresh from brewery: Puts a clouded gold-orange ale in the glass. Puffy 3 finger cap reduces to surface cap and laces the glass well. Soft carbonation. Aroma is bright citrus, some mango and sweet malts - very pleasant aroma Sharp mouth feel. Front side has almost perfect balance between malt and citrusy hops, middle adds some bright fruitiness, finishes long and goes bitter-dry and tart with an almost puckering dry cider-like quality. Probably the best gluten free beer I’ve sampled but then I’ve only tried a few.Flavorful, bright and citrusy, dry and quenching.

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