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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Can. Amber, pale golden in the glass. Nice head Lacing on the glass. Citrus and pine on the nose. Mild grapefruit on the tongue. Refreshing, but not overpowering bitterness. A nice beer for the money.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (664) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Can served at Stout Irish Pub (Toronto). Pours clear golden-amber with tiny white head. Aroma and taste are overwhelmingly fruity (peaches, citrus, lemon) and floral. Sweet IPA with a slight touch of bitterness. Downside is its thin mouthfeel. But other than that, really good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Can. Lightly hazy golden amber pour. Big hoppy aroma right away, sweet citrus and biscuity notes. Sweet biscuity flavour, full bodied with plenty of hop presence. Nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy, light amber. Lots of hop on the nose - piney with sticky marmalade. Taste is sticky marmalade, too, with some clean pale malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1958) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Canned sample, listed st 7% alcohol. Gold in colour with a bit of haze and fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of cedar boughs, sweet orange peel, and wintergreen. Flavours are of orange creamsicle, pine, white pepper and earth. The mouthfeel is an odd juxtaposition of creaminess and a firm grassy bitterness. Not bad overall, better than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lacyhead (23) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Hazy gold brew with long lasting head. Citrus and pine aroma. Nice grapefuit flavour leading to medium bitterness. Overall a nice brew and one of the better ones I have had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
473ml can. Clear golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are citrus, pine, grass, bread and caramel. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Average in almost every aspect. To break it down, looks nice enough with its generous head, feels a bit creamy on the palate. Nice floral aroma, mild bitterness in taste with some ok citrus accents. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (101) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
473ml can, production date 01.14.14 (about a month old). Pours golden orange with a bubbly white head. The aroma really stands out, sweet, floral hops. It’s tough not to take a whiff with every sip. Sweet citrusy up front with piney, bitter aftertaste. Could be a bit more bitter. A nice local IPA that is both satisfying and sessionable. Bonus marks for putting the date on every can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Big can. Looks amber. Aroma of floral hops, some pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty mediocre IPA.


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