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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1615) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (84) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Grapefruit and a few other citrus flavours are all over this delicious session beer, which was created for the patio and the summer sun. Light in body but very hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (165) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden colour with a finger of white head. Decent retention with an average amount of lacing.

Aroma: Hops, citrus, grapefruit.

Flavours: Grapefruit, orange, mango, hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with higher carbonation.

Overall: What a great pale ale! Tons of grapefruit, citrus and hops without an overwhelming amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7429) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
50cl can via IP trade in Brussels, thanks to asheft - Alex. Canned 03/16/2015. De couleur dorée voire orangée sur un léger trouble, col fin blanc. Arôme est houblonné et franchement bien agréable sur des notes tropicales, résineuses avec un zeste de fruits verts, un petit rétro rappelant les pellettes et l’épinard. Palais reste tout autant attractif avec un bel effort au niveau des houblons, malt léger de type carapils et pâle. Retrouve un fruité rappelant le melon sur une pointe tropicale ainsi que qcq agrumes. A 4.9%, c’est léger, complexe et bien au-delà de ce que l’on trouve côté belge en terme d’IPA de qualité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (218) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (329) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (672) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (63) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (633) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
OOKPIKABLE (168) - 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.

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