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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (528) - St. Albert, Alberta, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (811) - - 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, I’m sure Jimmy would have enjoyed smoking some Nugget in the Woodstock days @o@

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Tap. Surprisingly good IPA compared to every other beer that I’ve had in canada. Citrusy and piney. Creamy mouthfeel. Smoothy and balanced. Tastes like a pretty solid Seattle IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (409) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (248) - - NOV 2, 2014
A murky light orange brew with a decent amount of white head. Smells of grapefruit and tangerine. Very citrusy. Beautiful bitterness on the palate as pink grapefruit and tangerines battle in a bitter versus sweet scenario, complimenting each other perfectly. There are some caramel malts underlying it all. A deceptively complex beer. Great to know this is regularly available at the LCBO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (778) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Belle couleur dorée avec un large col blanc mousseux. IPA axé sur les agrumes, la résines, floral. Bien balancé. Dans la moyenne.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
D’une blondeur troublée, qui, à la limite, semble sale. Une mousse imprécise la recouvre. Un nez très fruité, d’orange, de pamplemousse rose et de conifère, alors que le malt arrive tardivement. Son goût est aussi fruité, résineux, c’est sec et picotant. L’amertume est criarde au début, mais ne s’éternise pas en bouche. C’est ordinaire et quand même satisfaisant. Merci Louis. (1248-210914)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a hazy orangey amber with a medium sized sticky white head that leaves lace all up the glass bit settles to a consistent film across the top. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, and a moderately sweet malt profile. Flavour is resin, citrus, grapefruit, medium-high bitterness session-able bitterness, mild malty sweetness and and medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (267) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy orangey gold with a good finger of creamy white head. Great lacing. Nose is all hop bomb: Citrus and tropical fruit with grapefruit and pine dominating. Taste is a sweet caramel malt with lots of citrus and tropical fruit, with finish that’s less aggressively dry than you’d expect from 80 IBU. My only real complaint is that it’s a little under-carbonated for my liking, but overall this is a great APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (164) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml can from LCBO. Strong grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with a perfect sweet malty backbone. In the mouth it’s the same with passion fruit, tropical fruits and a strong piney bitterness. Highly drinkable, great West Coast IPA!


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