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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: 132   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Cloudy light copper in color, with a medium thick head. Lots of yeast visible. Nice pine and fruit aroma. Nice bit of hops with grapefruit flavor coming through. Nice lasting bitter finish

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pokerinvite (1) - - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
The smell was good from the late hops however I believe it’s overpriced for what it is. The can is embarassing to have at your table, look like fruitopia. Malt balance was fine. Way too much yeast in suspension, look like a mistake even for unfiltered and bottle carbed beers. Serving type: can

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Blonde doré. Belle mousse. Nez: houblon. Caramel. Malt biscuit. Orange. Herbe. Carotte. Bouche: forte amertume. Herbacé. Malté. Agrume. Fruit confit. Un peu terreuse. Légèrement épicé. Finale sèche. Très désaltérante.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (323) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Can from the LCBO. Pours a mostly clear orange with a generous white head which leaves some nice lace. Nose is very floral hops and grass. Medium to full oily body with average carbonation. Nice and bitter throughout but could use something more to hide the alcohol in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
473 mL Can. Murky gold body with a frothy white head settling to a foamy film although it struggles to keep up the good looks. Intense aroma of pink grapefruit and its rind with sweet floral notes and intense resiny hops. I am enraptured. Light sweet malts dominate in the flavor with an aftertaste of pink grapefruit rind that lingers and tapers off in the finish. This beer rocks and rolls! Peace!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Timmytay (10) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Well this was a surprise. I actually enjoyed this a great deal. Reasonably priced canadian IPA, poured from a can into a nonic pint. Heavy foamy head with a sediment filled coppery color. Sweet pine and fruit on the nose. Sweet fruit at first with a heavy velvety mouthfeel. Quite resinous and piney bitterness to finish, but still balanced. Will buy this again.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
[can] Strawberry and lactic acid aroma with some pineapple and apple. Hazy gold with a lasting, white cover that is lacy. Floral and perfumey flavour that is very bitter. Slightly salty and with a note of dry peanuts. Moderately astringent feel with high carbonation and a lingering bitter bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Can. Pours an amber colour with a medium head and a decent amount of carbonation. Very nice aroma - lots of hops, tropical fruits - pineapple. Slightly sweet at the start, then a lot of grapefruit followed by a good bitterness. Pretty dry too. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1249) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Ambrée, coiffée d’une épaisse mousse blanche, elle laisse échapper des notes d’agrumes typiques des houblons américains. Bien fruitée, les malts viennent l’arrondir, tout en ayant de puissantes propriétés amérisantes. Elle a aussi un peu côté caramélisé, ou de toffee, qui vient allonger la finale. Pas vraiment originale comme IPA (contrairement à ce que pouvait laisser présager sa flamboyante étiquette), mais dans le style, elle est très agréable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
Can 473 ml. Pours clear goleb amber with a big creamy off white head leaving lace. Aroma is light citric fruity malty. Flavor is nice bitter fruity a bit piny. Good bitter piny finish.


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