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


on tap

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanDan_ (35) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
Can (Jan 23, 2017): Dark hazy orange, finger of white head. Dank resiny hops, pine, orange/grapefruit peel, floral, caramel malt. Sweet fruitiness on the front followed by a medium sticky bitter/dry finish. Medium body, nice fine carbonation. Overall: good rich IPA, I just never seem to reach for it. Maybe its a bit cloyingly bitter for its body, or maybe just old can was cooler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (480) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2017
Color dorado, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco puro de dos dedos de grosor (retencin decente). Carbonatacin media. Textura de zumo. Aroma ctrico, tropical, con presencia de resina, y maltoso si se agita (indudablemente disfrutable pero, me pregunto, si huele tan tan suave y est enlatada dos meses atrs, cmo huele cuando lleva enlatada seis meses?). En boca es ctrica, menos tropical, resinosa, herbal, con amargor final mnimo que contina en postgusto pero de una manera muy sutil. Rica, no muy amarga y deja poca impresin en el paladar, pero es una IPA ms que slida y reseable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (746) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017
Nez : ultra florale, un tout petit peu agrumes, des notes trs vertes (un peu artichaut). Bouche trs aromatique : trs agrumes et florale pour le coup avec de trs grosses notes rsineuses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3789) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2017
blikje 500ml, ongefilterd oranje/amber met mooie witte kraag. aroma van enorm veel tropisch fruit, sinaasappel, mago, zoet, hop. Smaken redelijk bitter, matig zoet, veel fruit, sinaasappel, den, harsig, gras (nat), grapefruit. lekker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1217) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 7, 2017
Light orange colour, hazy, white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, light caramel. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter. Light body, slick texture, average colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3690) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2017
Hazy golden color with a white head, good retention and very nice lacing. Aroma has notes of resin hops, light caramel, orange zest and grapefruit. Flavor is fruity as well, mainly dominated by grapefruit, light peach, more than decent bitterness. Medium to high bittery in the final with resin notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3243) - 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 15/20
Brettsky06 (331) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 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 (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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..

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