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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GlennHendry (174) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Re-rating this as Iím drinking it fresh from the growler. It is what I said the first time I rated it, "Tastes like summer all year round. Tons of grapefruit and orange peel with loads of piney bitterness. Iíve had this a thousand times and Iím finally getting around to rating it. Exceptional beer" with an extra shot of concentrated freakiní adrenaline!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2015 Shades of Phillipís Hop Circle! A nice combination of piney, citrus, grassy and astringent grapefruit tastes in the hop profile (the grapefruit is closer to the rind than the centre!). This is a challenging, slightly astringent IPA, but very well done. Some tasty sweet malts eventually fight their way through the dominant punchy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2474) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
17.02.2015. On tap at Corks Beer & Wine bar, Toronto. Golden yellow colour with white head. Very nice floral dry bitterness. Very fresh!! Grassy, flowers, summer with dry hay and allergy, no thats not rigth. Its very good. Leaves a dry mouth and have a very nice bitter aftertaste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Aroma is intense hops with lemon grass, citrus, and grapefruit notes. Some earthiness and light sweet maltiness. Taste is almost completely hops, reasonablely complex with the light fruitiness and relatively light finish without total hop burn. Pretty well balanced. Appearance is a loudy gold and orange with a fluffy pearl head that retains well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
473ml can. Canned 01/19/15. Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a one finger, off white head that leaves a nice rings. Aroma has bright notes of pine tree, resin, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Really nice. Taste is a balanced bitter. Orange citrus, smooth resin and pine, a touch of sweet caramel, and a hint of bread. Medium body and carbonation. Medium resin texture in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Very drinkable. Overall a solid IPA. Good flavours of pine, resin, and citrus blended with some bready/caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours golden with dense white head. Aroma of pine, then citrus. Taste of the Same. Lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
16 oz. can. Really good stuff, with dank green onion and hints of pot mixing with classic citrus and evergreen. Way, way better than the Red Racer I drank the night after. This brewery is doing some good shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - NOV 18, 2014
Heady nose of green hops. Nice weed flavor with notes of pine and citrus, biscuit malt, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Hypnotizing IPA, slowly grows on you, Iím sure Jimmy would have enjoyed smoking some Nugget in the Woodstock days @o@

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Tap. Surprisingly good IPA compared to every other beer that Iíve had in canada. Citrusy and piney. Creamy mouthfeel. Smoothy and balanced. Tastes like a pretty solid Seattle IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a unfiltered amber with an average head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, caramel, and bread. Tastes of big pine and grapefruit with toffee and caramel in the background. Has a medium body with average carbonation. Has a crisp dry finish with a strong hop kick to the tongue. A good beer with a silly looking can.

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