kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Downtown Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show. Hazy amber with a thick foamy head. Great aroma of fruity hops. Taste is sweet, balanced, medium bitterness, with a bit of hay/farmyard taste in the end.
gilvanblight (678) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BreWedge (174) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle @ Hintonburg Public House Ottawa. Pours a clear gold with a large off-white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops with pine somewhat more dominant. Taste is piny resin and hoppy bitterness but not overpowering. Well balanced, effervescent with a medium bitter, astringent finish. Very nice APA. Note bottle was unfiltered.
rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - 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.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells super citrus hppy. Pours golden clear. Has a nice tang, some bitterness at end. Carbonation a little above average. Medium palate - straight forward, good session ale. Tap at volos.
GuillaumeCL (309) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear sparkling dark yellow with a whole lots of foamy white head and some visible carbonation. Smell is definite hops, lots of citrus, and a bit of a fruitier variety mixed with a bit of sweet toffee maltiness. Palate is medium bodied with a bit under average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first then really quite bitter, and it stays bitter for quite a while. A competent APA.
GRM (2488) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass, 4-ounce, cask, National Capital Beer Festival, savoured August 17 2012; eye: golden, lightly hazy, no effervescence, really tiny ring of tan head, slight lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, light caramel; mouth: resinous hops, malt, caramel, pine, slight orange, finale in resinous hops, medium body, not much carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct
Verre, 4 onces, cask, National Capital Beer Festival, savourée le 17 août 2012; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve, très légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt, léger caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, pin, très léger orange, finale en houblon résineux, corps moyen, très peu carbonatée, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Hazy golden color, with creamy head. It has a good and lean toffee profile, with very nice hopping, full of citrusy resins, mainly oranges and some tangerines. The aroma is more delicate, the flavor is more powerful. Elegant and smooth.
DerWeg (1393) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Naughtiest on Cask, at The Only. Pale stone fruit and lemon aromas. Peachy color and half cloudy look, small of white head. Ale fruit and hops create dimensional peachy-bitter flavor with sweet lemon and long moderate bitterness. - re rate - liking the flavor and overall a point more for the peachiness.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stouts. Orange flavour, an understated but decent drinking IPA bitterness. Orange hop aroma. Smooth drinking.
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version. Pours darker orange with no head and almost no carbonation. Some fruite, like apricot or peach, some sweet caramel in great balance, lots of juicy citrus. Long bitter finish. Really well done.