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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Burlington, Canada

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, - AUG 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 On tap at Milos’CBE -: Medium gold color, lightly hazed, nice puffy white cap laces the glass.. Great nose to this - big frutiness over fresh cereals, light grassiness. Medium-light body, slick mouth feel. Flavor follows aroma with succulent fruity esters and citrus over bready malts in front, moderate bittering, finish is clean lightly bitter. A great summer pale with some PacNW character and great quenching drinkability. You got a winner here John.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (205) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Can from the LCBO. Huge hop dominated aroma of grapefruit, grapefruit rind and citrus. All big C’s, god damn this is North American as shit. Not as bitter on the finish as the aroma would indicate, quite smooth and crisp. Almost pilsner-esque in terms of hoppy character on the finish .Light straw body with a thin white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (304) - - MAR 18, 2015
Tall boy can. Semi-filtered amber body, medium white head, lightly carbonated. Aromas are sweet citrus, but with some caramel maltiness underlying it. Mouthfeel is that combination of crisp and creamy, that I really like in a beer. There is a nice light citrus on the tongue, but again a very nice balance to it with caramel malts definitely in the mix. With its low 4.9% ABV and only 38 IBU, this might be the ultimate gateway beer for people looking to move away from macros, who aren’t quite yet ready to graduate to the heavy hitting IPAs. Regardless, I could quaff this thing on outdoor summer patios all day long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (582) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
473ml can. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Flavors are bread, citrus, tropical fruits and pine resin with grassy and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (53) - - MAR 7, 2015
Canette de 473ml. Arôme résineux rafraîchissant. Belle couleur dorée un peu voilée avec un col persistant dune belle couleur blanche. En bouche c’est très rafraîchissant. Une très bonne session pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
On tap at the Loop, in Toronto. Hazy golden colour with thin white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, pine. Taste is citrus. Refreshing beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2980) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Can, Embrun LCBO. Had this on tap many many times before but will rate from the can. Clear with some hazy medium to dark yellow, nice small foamy head. What a lovely aroma, straight from the crack of the can and then from the glass - fresh grapefruit hops, orange citrus as well. I love this aroma - like rubbing hops in your hand. Mouthfeel is foamy and vibrant. Taste - some light malt sweetness up front, herbal, fruity, citrusy hops in middle, and then aggressive hop bitterness in fish. All remaining well balanced with light malt body. Clean. What a very drinkable hoppy beer. Kicks the ass of just about any other "Session IPA" style beers that I have had. Seriously well done Nickel Brook - so glad to be able to get this out here in cans.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours golden with dense white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit and hop bitterness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - NOV 18, 2014
Caramel malt, tropical hops, orange, pine, bitter finish. Quite smooth, simple but solid APA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (461) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange gold body, thin white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, some other tropical fruits, and pine. Taste is the usual grapefruit and pine profile. moderate body, semi dry and bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadBikerBob (3) - - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Pours a nice clean pale amber, frothy white head and perfect carbonation. Mild citrus and pine flavours on the palate, and just enough bitterness from the hops to make it interesting. 4.9% makes it a reasonable brew for a work night. So far the closest thing to my "perfect" beer that I?ve found yet. Well done!


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