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


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiggJonStudd (11) - - JUN 4, 2013
355mL bottle from brewery. Pours hazy/golden with a white head. The aroma of citrus hops are to die for, and the taste is even better. At 4.9%, this is a great, refreshing, everyday APA!

   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.

   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 itís 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
341ml bottle from a 6er purchased at the nickel brook retail store. golden, white head. this stuff is awesome, huge juicy, grapefruit pith, hop nose, super lean and tight malt body, 4.9% huge win

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilderPegasus (29) - - JUN 17, 2013
Really outstanding APA. Pours a hazy yellow. Lots of fruity hop flavour and aroma. Iíve had this both in bottles and on tap and both versions are outstanding. Perfect beer for when you want something with a lower ABV than an IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesChamp (15) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Purchased at LCBO for just under $13 for 6 pack. Before I purchased it seeing it was only 4.9% I was bit worried it might not have enough taste to this one even tho the label said it has a lot taste for a small beer. When looking in a glass it was quite pale. Once i tasted it however, it lived up to what it said. Lots of hop taste but at the same time one of the best session beers. Great job on this one Nickel Brook!

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (729) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington/Canada. Overall a fantastic American pale ale. I fell in love with this style during my Canada visit in June and early July 2014. I had many American pale ales in that time in Toronto and this one is definitely among them.

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