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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.7
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2173) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilderPegasus (28) - - 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.

4.3
   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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (641) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Cask pint at Rhino during Nickel Brookís event in the Cask 5 series. Nice orangey-amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Punchy aroma of those C-hops with mild supporting malt. Flavour is all about the hops as well, but itís not over the top - theyíre more fresh and almost fruity rather than tongue-blisteringly bitter. Long, luscious finish. Fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
May 2, 2012 - on cask at Volo (and a few times since at Bar Hop). Slightly hazy amber-tinged bright refractive gold with a decent lasting frothy/rocky off-white lasting head. Aroma - cereal grain, citrus zest, a hint of tropical fruit ... goodness thatís wonderful, no alcohol at all. Taste - follows - light body, simply waves of grassy/catty hop bitterness, the perfect cereal malt body to match, soft and airy on the palate (just perfect cask mouthfeel), some sweetness but not bad - floral and pineapple/mango character - great stuff! finishes medium-quick, pungent lightly coating aftertaste, really left me wanting more. A real "drink buckets of it" beer - "Nickel Brook - I think you have finally arrived!" from my voice notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
On cask at Cíest What. Pours a nice orange-y copper with a small bubbly head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, sharp but without being too much. Mild malt background character. Flavour is extremely smooth, with a solid malt back bone but behind a very good hop presence both in flavour and bitterness. The bitterness isnít so much that I canít appreciate the hop flavours. Had to intentionally not drink my pint too quickly so I could properly evaluate and enjoy this. A bit cold considering itís ícaskí, but I can let it slide with a solid beer like this. Itís amazing to me that these days Nickel Brook is actually producing top-notch stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
6 pack from the brewery. Initially, I had sampled a bottle of this after drinking a DIPA, so I didnít get much from it. Now that I had a fresh palate and fresh product, I was ready to properly review this beer. Sparkling somewhat darkish gold liquid is topped with a billowing white cap. It leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Nose is fresh hops of a floral and spicy persuasion, and suggests grass, lychee and some citrus. Fairly bitter with a fruity sweetness. Very well balanced. Medium light bodied, creamy, with a spicy bitter finish. Liquid gold from Mr. Romano.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Nice rich golden brown ale that has a medium head. Very floral aroma that promises citrussy hops - and that is a promise that is delivered upon. A hint of spice, but a nice strong bitterness in the finish. A bitterness that lingers for just the right amount of time. Only drawback is the awful label, but ultimately who cares? Itís whatís inside the bottle - and whatís inside the belly - that counts. A winner - a strong ale that is not overloaded with alcohol.


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