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Nickel Brook Immodest Imperial India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial IPA
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To be immodest has to lack humility and decency. With out ’Immodest’ Imperial IPA, we achieved just that! Obscene use of Citra & Simcoe hops will atack your senses with bright citrus fruit, balanced with earthy pine notes. The indecency doesn’t stop there, as it packs a wallop at 9.5% but you won’t notice because it drinks so remarkably smooth. Don’t worry, your modesty isn’t needed here.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1751) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2016
473 ml can, canned on date of 08 April 2016. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. For the most part I think the flavor is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some oranges and bready malt noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. Overall I thought this was a good brew, next time I’ll have to try a fresher can. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy a can until last weekend since I hadn’t noticed it in the area before then. Definitely worth a try! $5.99 a single can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2100) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Can pour hazy dark gold with orange hue and moderate white head. Nose mango, kiwi, floral, light resin and sweet malt. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, grapefruit, then tropical fruit, grassy, and light dank. Mid palate moderate balancing sweetness mixed with bitterness that lasts through the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2993) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Can from the LCBO with a 9% ABV. Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour with a warm cap, good retention and loads of thick foamy lacing. Aromas of full citrus and tropical fruits. Again in the taste, all very well-balanced with a soft dry bitterness in the finish. Grapefruits, oranges, very mild caramel. Yep, could drink many of these, as very nicely brewed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (452) - - MAY 15, 2016
Beautiful murky orange body. The glass has a sudsy wash in it, as you go through the motions of drinking. Some spicy hops on the nose. Kind of like bar-b-q chips, crossed with garlic, all wrapped up in traditional citrus hop aromas. Tastes are a blend of pine, and blood oranges. A bitter start, and velvety smooth finish. Real nice, high quality brew. Pretty serious abv, so be aware when tempted to quaff this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1327) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2016
Can from LCBO. Canned a few weeks ago? Pours dark translucent orange with big beige-white head. Massive tropical fruit aroma, resiny, waxy. Starts off with juicy, jammy sweetness that lasts for, oh, 2 seconds, until it’s completely covered in resiny and almost herbal bitterness. A bit thin on the palate but otherwise excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (583) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice burnt orange pour with a fluffy cap that leaves some Peter North lacing (I hope I just ruined lacing for everyone forever). Nose is lots of fresh pine, but also lots of citrus (grapefruit/orange) and tropical fruit, caramel and burnt sugar, with a nice toasted element. Super fragrant nose, though the hops are more timid than I would like (see: my stupid name). Nice sweet, chewy caramel malt with lots of citrus hop punch and a bit of spice. Not too sweet, bitter or boozy, really nicely balanced. Dangerously drinkable IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
16 oz can; date looks like April 8, 2016. Hazy orange golden with an off-white head and a few large chunks. Aroma is resinous pine, spicy, and citrus hops. Juicy grapefruit citrus flavor, resinous pine again. An extremely tasty, fresh imperial IPA here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4714) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Superbe mousse tenace sur cette robe dorée et complètement voilée. Gros nez de gazon, d’agrumes, de céréales douces, de fruits à noyau. Une maudite belle marmelade! Les houblons sont très bien jouées. Ils sont complètement adorables, très expressifs, très athlétiques. En bouche, le sucre légèrement poussé affaibli les houblons juteux à souhait. Dommage que cette impression perdure. Néanmoins, rien de bien catastrophique. Le corps huileux montre un jeu modéré à faible des bulles. La finale verte, légèrement en herbes et en résine exhibe également un exotisme doux d’une très belle puissance. Quelle belle surprise!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Golden pour, mildly hazed. Big malt backbone, juicy tropical fruity hops, fairly low bitterness, decent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - APR 29, 2016
Bought back from Toronto by Matt! Cloudy orange-amber with white bubbly head and good amount of sticky foamy lacing. Smells of heavy spicy resin hop, honey, booze, moderate malt and graham crackers. Taste is very very bitter, oily piney wet hop, spicier malt finish. Body is slick, bitter and stony, frothy but big and a little bit chewy at the end. Huge oily resinous IIPA with enough spicy malt to balance it. Very good.


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