Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We admit it. We have a problem... We love our hops. We especially adore the amazing science of hops! As homage to our favourite wonders of nature, we present to you our award-winning Headstock IPA. The flowering humulus lupulus hop-cone provides us with the vital acids, essential oils and resins that permeate throughout our IPA. The result is a deliciously obscene wallop of tropical fruit, citrus and pine flavours and aromas any hop-head would gladly give a DNA sample for. We conclude that hop science is one tasty passion.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3254) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2017
0,473 l can orange-golden color, hazy, white foam head. citrus, spruce, hay, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, nice fruity bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (356) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 Bright orange pour. Big tropical aroma. Taste is less fruity and more bitter. Pine notes as well

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24627) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Canned, from LCBO, Ottawa. Hazy golden, rich head. Grapefruit and caramel up front. Quite sweet with medium-full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and caramelly, more on the syrupy, cardboardy, piney side than the aromatic. Resiny finish. Tired. Dated 30th Dec 2016. Tasted within 10 days of purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Can @ St.Cathrines ...full body with medium white head... full hopped aroma...hazy vision..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tessic (1132) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
This IPA poured a cloudy amber colour with minimal, rocky, white head. No lacing. Scents include citrus hops, bread and cream? First swig was not as hoppy as expected. Smooth and bitter with flavours of grassy hops and hay. Finish is very bitter with hop flavour lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guitartown (170) - SPAIN - FEB 3, 2017
El diseo es una sirena para guitarristas. Imposible resistirse y adems compensa dejarse llevar por la tentacin porque es una ipa estupenda con un final que te dura desde el ltimo trago en el bar por lo menos hasta la parada del bus. Mmmmm!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3984) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2017
473ml can @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 03-02-2017.
Canned: 23 Oct 2016.
In short: nice american IPA.
Pours little hazy golden with frothy white head. moderate head retetnion, some lacing. Peachy, citrusy nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is herbal, citrusy, peachy, intense hoppied. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (6047) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2017
This bottled brew from a grocery store was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated body very hazy dark orange brown colored body and a very good lacing. The deep aroma was hoppy. The thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of semi-sweet strong malt wood mild citrus and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1525) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Honey-orange color. Not a ton of head, but nice to look at. Really nice lace. The nose is kind of incredible: severe oily pine; mint-leaf. It smells absolutely divine. You can have your juicy New England IPAs, this is more my speed. The taste is more of that sexy, woody East Coast stuff. The oils are just off the charts. I really love this style. Tons of battery alcohol. This is a classic one and done, way too strong/intense to repeat in the same day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (101) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 30, 2016
Pours amber with whitish head. Nice aroma of hops and caramel malts, with an orange note and a slight peach/apricot presence. Well balanced flavour with a malty backbone and a fruity-zesty-bitter hoppy finish. Refreshing and easy-drinking. Nice staff.

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