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


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We admit it. We have a problem... We love our hops. We especially adore the amazing science of hops! As homage to our favourite wonders of nature, we present to you our award-winning Headstock IPA. The flowering humulus lupulus hop-cone provides us with the vital acids, essential oils and resins that permeate throughout our IPA. The result is a deliciously obscene wallop of tropical fruit, citrus and pine flavours and aromas any hop-head would gladly give a DNA sample for. We conclude that hop science is one tasty passion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1207) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Canette 473ml. Couleur orangée voilée, mousse blanc cassé aérienne laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, pin, agrumes, malt, soupçon de fumée? Goût de pamplemousse, houblon résineux, amertume élevée, malt en fin de bouche, résine. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, collante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy pale amber. Small sudsy head. Tart in the back of the cheeks. Good flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1324) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Murky golden color, medium to small frothy white head. Musky hops aroma. Medium body with a real sweet hops flavor and a medium light bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1228) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Aroma of caramel, malt and hops, pours a hazy light caramel color with a short lasting white well laced head. Taste of caramel, dried fruit, malt and hops. Medium body with a mildly bitter hops finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (223) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a golden amber colour, almost lager colour, with a good finger and a half of thick white head. Retention is good and there is lots of lacing left behind.

Aroma: Hops, candied fruit, bread.

Flavours: Hops, lemon, orange, malt.

Mouthfeel: Full with lots of carbonation.

Overall: Great IPA with lots of hops and lemon coming through. Full bodied with a nice crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge (420) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
473 ml can. Pours a clear dark gold with a minimal white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit (mango if I had to guess). Tastes are similar but add in a robust hoppy kick that will easily snap you out of an afternoon lull. Sharp astringent bite, and a bitter finish that’s longer than a Canadian highway (credit to Sam Roberts on that quote). Pretty nice job hiding a hefty 7% abv. This beer’s a winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (251) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 21, 2015
Aroma: sweet malts, weak mango and resin, some meat or mushroom notes. Taste: moderate sweeteness, moderate to strong bitterness. Flavour has yeasty meaty notes. Strong bitterness in the aftertaste. Not sure about those strange notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1438) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 20, 2015
CAN 473 ML from bunget. Hazy golden-amber, white frothy head. Sweet malty aroma with the hops far in the background. Some yeasty off-flavour. The taste is moderately sweet, hops, moderate bitterness and that yeasty note too. Not bad, but certainly flawed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8855) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers. Pours a hazy light yellow gold with a white head that lasts through the beer and laces. Aroma has musty pine and earthy grass with a wet grain backbone. Flavor has sweet grain and bread notes with a musty pine note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Slightly hazy amber pour with large frothy head. Aroma of malts, pine, and hops. Taste of malts, hops, grapefruit, faint citrus and a hint of caramel. Full bodied, high carbonation, long bitter hop finish. Very average beer, not remarkable at all.

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