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

bottled
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes our neighbours are just too enticing to resist! In this case, our newest ward-winning product pays homage to our naughty neighbours to the south, as our American Pale Ale has something for everyone! For hop lovers, the huge aroma of citrus and pine greet the nose and the hops continue on the palate as hoppy flavour persists, leaving a remarkably easy drinking crisp, dry finish. We pack all this hop aroma and flavour in a brew that is only 4.9% on purpose, which leaves a hugely sessionable beer that is perfectly refreshing on hot summer days! No additives. No preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, crisp finish.


gilvanblight's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 15, 2013
Very hazy orange pour. Lots of sediment. Haven’t seen sediment like that since our trip to Montreal. Foamy white head. Very strong Pale Ale hops grapefruit scent. Yep it’s a pale ale alright. I’m very surprised as I haven’t haven’t had much Nickelbrook that I’ve actually found to be any good. This must be the exception that proves the rule. Now anyone who has been following my rates knows, I am not a pale ale fan. I don’t like that tart hoppy grapefruit like bite. This is no exception but it fades very quick with pretty much no aftertaste. So yeah Nickelbrook makes a rather good beer. Who knew.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jack0909 (1) - - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
Great aroma - love the banana notes. Nice and light tasting beer. Appearance is pale, golden and cloudy. Minimal head. Taste is sweet and light. Texture is thin and creamy. average carbonation with a abrupt finish

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TrickMayday (1) - - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
One of my all-time favorites. The hops have a crispness compared to higher-alcohol IPAs. Very refreshing and light, but definitely still a full-flavored beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dansway07 (2) - TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
This is one of my go-to beers. Always have a 6-pack or a couple cans on hand as it’s a very easy-drinking beer and a top notch pale ale that is very flavourful but not too hoppy or bitter. It also looks great

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma combines tropical fruit with sweet citrus and has a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has more straw and grain with supporting notes of earthy citrus underlying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2502) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
473ml can from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Golden in colour with a thin white head, good lacing. The aroma is of light hops, caramel, oranges. The flavour is of light citrus, caramel sweetness, lightly bitter. Finishes smooth, some lingering sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2938) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
Tap at Beer Revolution YEG. Hazy dark yellow in colour. Creamy and tightly beaded white cap. Citrusy nose. Grains, citrus and a bit of fruit taste, bit of dryness in the end. Pretty drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3886) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
(Bière née le 04/20/15) Un liquide blond et un anneau de mousse blanche qui laisse une longue traînée. Au nez, agrumes, conifères et malts pâles et poussière. Au goût, léger sucre des malts, citrons pressés et longue touche florale. En bouche, corps moyen-fort avec un jeu modéré des bulles et une texture huileuse. Finale parfumée comme un thé glacé au citron. Facile à boire. 2.85$ pour 473 ml. Bon deal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5068) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
473ml can brought back from Canada by Sarah. Unfiltered orange-yellow body. Frothy off-white head. Crisp mild lemony tinged hops, maybe some amarillo too. Thin pale golden malt body almost like a Golden Ale or Session IPA. Pretty good, sensible Canadian/UK feel. Very sessionable. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (116) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (189) - 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.


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