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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 15, 2013
Very hazy orange pour. Lots of sediment. Havenít seen sediment like that since our trip to Montreal. Foamy white head. Very strong Pale Ale hops grapefruit scent. Yep itís a pale ale alright. Iím very surprised as I havenít havenít had much Nickelbrook that Iíve 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 donít 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.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4881) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Look, this is an IPA, so get it there. Bottle, nice label. Hoppy perfume aroma. Nice hazy pour & head. Big nasty on style bitter taste. Thicker, pungent. Good co2, tho. Yes, a strong roll your tongue up IPA blast, not sessionalbe AFAIC. An affront to my gentle lager loven taste buds, whew. Nice titillating label. Yeeeeahhhaaassss. Brewed with science to be as bitter hoppy as possible, if it was just a little thicker, it may go into the imperial IPA flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (264) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Can into pint glass. Pours a hazy straw colour with white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is balanced fruit and malt. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (943) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Really loved this APA! Golden pour into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Nice head and actually has a ton of lacing which I donít see often in APAs. Big tropical citrus flavours, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, etc. Nice medium bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
The aroma is a bit like soap. Hazy body, small head. Quite boring but good hops at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (959) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. The aroma is hoppy, citric, resinous, piney, and fruity. Taste of fruits hits first and then a delicate, piney bitterness which grows to dominate the flavor with every sip. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is long, bitter, hoppy, somewhat fruity as well. Overall quite a good, balanced beer - certainly a nice find in the cold north.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1010) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
This pale ale poured a med/light yellow colour with a fast dying head. Scents include grapefruit/citrus hops, hay and dough. First swig was quite refreshing with flavours of fruit juice and honey. Finish is quite bitter with hoppy flavour lingering...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (357) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
It pours gold with straw highlights; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: mango, pine needles, and honey. The taste is lightly bitter that finishes as such; there are notes of: pine, grapefruit-zest, and cereal. The palate is light-medium bodied, has light carbonation and a short finish. Overall, itís nicely fruity - quite light though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1452) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Can from LCBO a: mango, citrusy, light piny app: clear pale small white head t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. O: pretty good. Didnít find any date on the can. Iím under impression that my can wasnít super fresh. Anyhow, like the body and texture.

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.


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