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

bottled
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


thebhoy's rating

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 that’s a dark orange/amber colour. It’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1364) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pretty tasty ipa there! Sweet malt backbone balances out the aggressively hopped beast. Tasty citrus notes, and a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (288) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, thanks Peter. Aroma: tropical fruits, grapefruits, pines, floral. App: hazy golden with small white head and some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, resinous, long medium bitter finish. Average carbonation. Overall: really good . Piney as I like my IPA’s.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Orange Peel on the forefront of the nose. Some citrus. Pine on the finish. Unexpected sweetness on the finish is quite nice. Hazy peach colored body. Thin white head that dissipated quickly. A little thin, but refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
97hill (70) - - FEB 25, 2015
Damn this one is tasty, looks great tastes great, I’ll be buying this somemore. Pretty sure I have seen this before, I am sucker for a cool label, perhaps that made me by it today. Tons of citrus, hoppy good Liking this brewery more every time

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlennHendry (43) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Tastes like summer all year round. Tons of grapefruit and orange peel with loads of piney bitterness. I’ve had this a thousand times and I’m finally getting around to rating it. Exceptional beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (93) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Shades of Phillip’s Hop Circle! A nice combination of piney, citrus, grassy and astringent grapefruit tastes in the hop profile. This is a challenging, slightly astringent IPA, but very well done. Some tasty sweet malts eventually fight their way through the dominant punchy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2282) - FØRRESFJORDEN, 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (894) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (772) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (143) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours golden with dense white head. Aroma of pine, then citrus. Taste of the Same. Lingering aftertaste.


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