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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - MAR 13, 2013
Great IPA from a solid Ontario brewery. This years batch seems even better than last years. A very hoppy beer thatís a dark orange/amber colour. Itís a big IPA, a strong, full body with enough of a malty base to tie down hoppiness. A great beer at a great price too!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (319) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1869) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ketail (81) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3817) - 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.

4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (583) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
Nice amber coloured beer with huge pine atom. Taste is very bitter with still some sweetness. Medium bodied. Nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
draft at BarHop, toronto. Orange/amber pour, some citrus notes, caramel malt backbone. medium bodied. OK

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1124) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (482) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from 473mL can. Orangey yellow with off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with a little biscuity malt. Flavour same with a bit of citrus, but a little soapy and astringent leaving a drymouth finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickelpete (3) - - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
very nice aroma. slight amber hazy colour, wonderful citrus aroma and flavour. hop flavour lingers on nicely


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