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87
style
Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Sample at Bobs Bar during the "Inaugural Bobs Bar Sour Spectacular!" on 02/12/2016. The beer is a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus,.hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoseGambrinus (16) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
This beer has really evolved. Its gone from a malt based IPA to a real West Coast style IPA over past few years. Lots of citrus, pine and bready malt in the nose. Flavour is heavy duty dose of bitterness, but its got a solid malt backbone to soften that hop aggression. Well made and always enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7139) - Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2016
16oz can thanks to Secret Santa
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of pine resin, caramel and fruity. Taste is pine, Bready, herbal and spicy hops
Good, solid IPA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Can, courtesy of Matt
Cloudy orange color, with almost no head. Aroma of malts, hop, cream, oranges. The mouthfeel is a bit mellow, same malt profile, but its also a bit creamy (buttery); nice hop component, not too fresh too.
Is this an old can?<Funny thing (not too much) is that they warn to drink fresh, but they dont date date the can (at least, its not visible). Ordinary IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (150) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Petite couleur cuivr, avec un beau col mousseux! Nez de pamplemousse, citron et caramel. En bouche on a les mmes saveur qui surprend, avec une douce et longue amertume.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1508) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Merci Ju-Lo pour la dgustation. La bire est cuivre et semble morte dans mon verre. Le liquide a beau tre parfaitement clair et filtr, absolument aucune action, aucune bulle. Le liquide est inanim. Fortes armes de fruits tropicaux et de malts sucrs. a sent le cne de houblon en plein travail dans le mash. En bouche, lamertume est tranchante. Cest crisp, assez sec, fruit et surtout amer, trs amer. Le fruit sucr a quelque chose qui me rappelle le sirop pour la toux saveur de cerises. Interminable amertume en bouche, jaurais t curieux de goter cette bire en plein t.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8151) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
an excellent ipa, thanks scott E .. . caramel gold .. medium head, strong lacing .. . fresh greenery and sap, tones of resin .. mouth is on point, quite the enjoyable ipa .. . . i want my eulogy to be a list of things that annoyed me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (655) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
2015/10/24 - Pours a clear, light copper colour with a soapy, off white head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy pine, tropical fruits (mango, lychee), citrus and caramel. Slightly catty. Taste is caramel, pale roasted malt, lychee, citrus and dank (mildly catty) hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slick with average carbonation and a long, juicy, bittering finish. A great "go to" IPA from the LCBO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CurbDog (114) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Can. Finger of off white head, fades to a blanket, nice lacing. Fairly clear gold colour. Resin, tropical fruit, blueberry, biscuit. Matching flavours, with pineapple, malt sweetness, light creaminess with sharp bitter finish. A little more bitter than I recall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (201) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 Pours light gold, fluffy White head, aroma some light bready malt hidden behind some dank hops, with some grapefruit. Flavor has some malt sweetness balanced by a firm bitterness. Grapefruit and resiny hop aroma.


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