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


on tap

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RATINGS: 242   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - FEB 8, 2013
Pineapple, tropical fruit, light citrus and grapefruit. A bit of sweet malt. Interesting and unique smelling. Hazy copper color with super long lasting white head. Malty sweetness comes through in the taste, tropical fruits upfront and significant hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Pretty good IPA

Martin243 (1200) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Can from the brewery from sister and brother-in-law. Thanks Rob and Ann. Served cold, poured into a pint glass. Hazy brown with an off white head. Ruby grapefruit and hedgerow aroma. Big satisfying grapefruit, tomato vine, and resin flavour. Superbly judged hop bitterness. Medium bodied, slick, and just all round satisfying. Quintessential example of the style.

JuanFlk80 (289) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Pinta en Cerveceria Cimmeria (Oviedo ) Sabores y olores frescos, amargor suave pero bueno, bastante frutal y fácil de beber

BrewWhatIWant (238) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2017
Pours a hazy light amber with a thin white head that sticks around and leaves tons of lacing. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is moderately bitter and little sweet. There are notes of grapefruit, pine, nutty malt, and peach. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Decent balance with some nice fruity elements to match the more pungent flavours. Pretty good.

andrepintado (3488) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2017
50cl can. Dark gold to orange. Thin white head. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma and flavour is orange, resin, hops, peach.

Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2017
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. Small size, weird bubbly head, stays. Fruity, sweet, alcohol, citrus in aroma. Citrus, malty, caramel, sweet in taste. Caramel, sweet and citrus in aftertaste. Medium bitterness. Not always fresh.

SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2017
Nice canadian ipa from this cool brewery. Nothing special, good for one. cheers

arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Pour out of 16 oz can, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine, hints of grain into a bit of yeast, slight toasted bread. Taste was a mix of toast, bread, caramel, some toffee, some grapefruit, finishing fairly bitter.

shortphi (1) - - JUL 23, 2017 does not count
Enjoyed this very much. Full flavour and very easy to drink. Smooth and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

hershiser2 (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Pint can from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours a tiny bit hazy golden with a soft off-white head. Aroma is resin, honey, pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is resin, pine, grapefruit, heavy caramel and more resin, a little honey sweetness in there to balance it out.

rumore (579) - Rimini, ITALY - JUL 18, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours very hazy dark orange with fluffy white foam. Aroma is sweet and citrus, caramel. Body is fairly dense, with good carbonation. Taste is intensely bitter, balanced by a good body of malt. Finish is long and pleasant.

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