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Nickel Brook Immodest Imperial India Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (1180) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
can 9.0%. Poured hazy golden-amber with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is a mix of sweet citrus with some punchy hops you’d expect from an Imperial. Medium-full bodied, smooth carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour is sweet and bitter. Bready malts up front, nutty, big dry hopped presence, notes of apricot, pine resin, citrus peel, all well blended together, and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Canned. The aroma is nice. Hazy body, small white head. The taste is oaky, nutty, with a long finish. Almost no alcohol taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
473 ml can from Loblaws. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, hops. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, hops, herbal. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Tallboy can from Kenny Road Market: cloudy amber pour, big white head with lots of soapy stick. aroma of fruity, pine, dank. tastes are toasty caramel malt, herbal, grapefruit, pine, bit boozy. medium palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
michcam8 (503) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
From the can. Murky dark orange color, with a little fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, and earthy somewhat metallic hops. Taste is earthy hops, sweet malts, and a bitter bite. Drying finish. Maybe an older can? Could not find a BOD. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2016
16 ounce can. Can’t read the date. Malty pine malt forward double IPA. Nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (189) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Sweet citrusy hops with a hint of mango and other tropical fruits. Medium carbonation, starts sweet, caramel, grapefruit juice. Dry with resiny bitterness at back end. Doesn’t feel like 9% ABV or as bitter as the 85 IBU would suggest. However, the high alcohol hits you like a brick soon enough! (canned 03/17/16, tasted 03/26/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
can courtesy of mathieuc, many thanks bro! unclear light but bright golden with a very nice white head offering good retention and lacing. sweet tangerines, buttery melon, berry and mango fruitiness, toastiness - with some caramel unfortunately; lots of fruity sugars, tingling alcohol, lots of sticky resin. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and unbalanced citrusy-piney finish. under-attenuated, buttery over-ripened mangoes. meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Pours hazy honey with a creamy firm slightly off-white head. Decent streaky lacing. Looks pretty great. Nose is dull considering what’s written in the description. Notes of pine-needles, earth, and pot. A little sweet, but it’s quite well balanced for such a big beer. Alcohol is well masked behind sweet medium roasted bready malts, and tangerine and resiny hops. There were some cardboard accent in the offset which left quickly. Apricot and modest caramel in the finish. I could see two of these causing a lot of problems. Nice to see Nickel Brook achieving balance in the big beer category. This is extremely good, even considering the $5/can price tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Location: 16 oz can purchased at Andersons Sawmill Appearance: Deep golden pour. Tiny white bubbles. Good Lace Nose: Pine and citrus. A touch of acrid and funk. Taste: Clover honey on the tongue followed by fresh pine forest and a touch of grapefruit Body: Medium to lighter body. Parting thoughts: Very nice IPA from a can. from Canada. That might be a first for me.

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