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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A boldly hopped, full bodied American style IPA. Brewed using primarily Nugget hops give Headstock IPA a distinct hop flavour, bitterness and aroma. It also used a blend of classic European and North American malts to enhance the body and flavour. No additives. No preservatives. Naturally caronated for a smooth, crisp finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (632) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Belle couleur dorée avec un large col blanc mousseux. IPA axé sur les agrumes, la résines, floral. Bien balancé. Dans la moyenne.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1295) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
D’une blondeur troublée, qui, à la limite, semble sale. Une mousse imprécise la recouvre. Un nez très fruité, d’orange, de pamplemousse rose et de conifère, alors que le malt arrive tardivement. Son goût est aussi fruité, résineux, c’est sec et picotant. L’amertume est criarde au début, mais ne s’éternise pas en bouche. C’est ordinaire et quand même satisfaisant. Merci Louis. (1248-210914)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1009) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a hazy orangey amber with a medium sized sticky white head that leaves lace all up the glass bit settles to a consistent film across the top. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, and a moderately sweet malt profile. Flavour is resin, citrus, grapefruit, medium-high bitterness session-able bitterness, mild malty sweetness and and medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (165) - CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy orangey gold with a good finger of creamy white head. Great lacing. Nose is all hop bomb: Citrus and tropical fruit with grapefruit and pine dominating. Taste is a sweet caramel malt with lots of citrus and tropical fruit, with finish that’s less aggressively dry than you’d expect from 80 IBU. My only real complaint is that it’s a little under-carbonated for my liking, but overall this is a great APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (109) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml can from LCBO. Strong grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with a perfect sweet malty backbone. In the mouth it’s the same with passion fruit, tropical fruits and a strong piney bitterness. Highly drinkable, great West Coast IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (411) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Mmm aroma of citrusy tropical fruits. Beautiful pour into a spigleau IPA glass. Really good IPA with lots of tropical fruit flavours and hops. Really impressed that this came out of a $3 can. Usually IPAs this good are $10 in AB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2182) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa beerfest. An opaque gold with a filmy head. It has a bitter pine needle bouquet with a decent malt backbone. Medium bodied with a tongue-scrapingly bitter body. The taste is supremely bitter pine - one dimensional but good for hop heads.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ketail (85) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Bu le 11 août 2014 en canette. Œil: jaune voilée avec belle mousse blanche et superbe dentelle sur le verre. Arôme: humm excellent, fruits tropicaux et agrumes! Goût: exquis! Fruits Tropicaux frais, rafraîchissante, finale avec pamplemousse. Amertume: 3 Arrière goût: 3 Sucre: 2 Acidité: 2 Note: 4-4.5/5 excellente IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4526) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit and pine. Hazy copper with a rich white head. Pine a grapefruit with a nice caramel background. Bitter and pithy throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootrack (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 Poured from a can with a nice head and fruity (grapefruit) aromas. Wonderfully hoppy, crisp and refreshing.


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