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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (117) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (71) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (361) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ketail (82) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4237) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (616) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
Nice amber coloured beer with huge pine atom. Taste is very bitter with still some sweetness. Medium bodied. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
draft at BarHop, toronto. Orange/amber pour, some citrus notes, caramel malt backbone. medium bodied. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Another winner from lcbo. Pours orange with medium head. Medium carbonation. Floral and citrus notes. Very good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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