rob6239 (677) - Ontario, - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle - pours lighter gold with decent white head. Aroma is very fresh and strong with citrus hops. Taste is very smooth and brings out the citrus notes well. A light bitterness lingers. Incredible and probably the best beer that Nickel Brook has ever put out.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from LCBO in Ottawa. Nickel brook Naughty Neihbour 4.9% 38 IBU
A cloudy warm copper gold with a hop bouquet featuring tons of fruits and a light fresh bitterness. Mefium to light bodied with a clean bitter pine flavor snd light fruity hops. Clean, well balanced and tasty.
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BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from LCBO. Golden orange pour with large initial white head. Bold hop profile - aroma and taste - of pine and citrus. Bright palate, good hop bite, a little lingering on the back end but not too much. This is quite good.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! I often overlook this style so I am glad I picked this up. All that a pale ale should be. Aroma was good. Very perfumey with grapefruit rind and fresh cut grass. Pour was a stunning hazy medium gold with lots of small floating sediment and a big puffy two finger white head so dense it looks like you could sit on it and not break through. Taste was outstanding so much hop flavor packed into such a small ABV. All green fresh hops with a light malt backbone. Good carbonation. This beer is a pale ale all other should aspire to be
Docavey (52) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this from the tall boy can at Pete's. Hoppy but well balanced. Citrus but mostly smooth hops. Dry and crisp finish, just like they advertise.
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jamestulloch (3373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg. Hazy golden/amber body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange pith, melon, hay and rust. Flavour of grapefruit, orange and steely bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Crisp and easy to drink.
superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/17/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down thew glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal hop astringency lingering after the finish. Good dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the low ABV and assertive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Tallboys in Toronto. Cloudy orange with good, well-lacing off-white head. The aroma is very pleasantly fruity, citrusy fresh. Citric peachy flavour, starts off with the stone fruits and continues more citrus-forward. Nice. Far from watery but still lightish on the palate, crisp but very thin carbonation. Lingering bitter finish. This APA is unimaginably superior to so many LCBO-bought IPA-s.
rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Strong aroma of pine hops. Clear medium amber color, huge, frothy white head that is slow to drop, fluffy bands of lace. Taste is slightly sweet malt that adds fizz and medium pine hops on the swallow. A long pine finish. It all works, but, due to the low abv, it all seems "distant," as though it isb’t all the way there. Otherwise, good stuff.
UDBeernut (2615) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can from the LCBO in a hotel in Kitchener before an early am fight,,, fml. at least I am listening to some new radio so life is grand. this one is a pretty standard AMA. bitterness, grapefruit, medium body. decent boost for its size. yeah. Go Canada...... J/K.
tomer (2878) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, cloudy very light orange color, aroma of pomelo orange and shrubs, soapy flowery shrubby flavor and bitterness with a light maltiness in the back. Nice and drinkable.