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


on tap

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RATINGS: 243   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
Deep orange with very little head. Aromas of pine hops and strong bold citrus. Taste is lightly sweet from the citrus, medium long bitter finish from the hops though. Lot of complex flavors here, very good IPA, definitely not for everyone though

rumore (525) - 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.

Alusmamuts (1976) - LATVIA - JUL 2, 2017
Light amber with rich off-white head. Hoppy aroma with hint of milky notes. Very strong bitterness surrounded by sweet notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

BeerLuvver (112) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Can from Beautiful Beers. Seeps out when opened. Quite lively pour with beautiful off white head; very dense and compact. Not a huge aroma but nice orange/citrus and yeast. Smooth mouthfeel, soft, juicy with orange zest, pineapple and melon. good malty sweetness and extremely well balanced. This is how an IPA should be; good balanced flavours, punchy hops and a great, smooth bitterness that lingers for ages. Delicious.

Fullpintofbeer (378) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
From can. Medium off-white head, amber/golden colour, hazy. Aroma: tropical citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, mango. Bitter taste, long finish, average carbonation, full body. Really nice & refreshing.

javiercrasher (580) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2017
Birrote. Tropical en nariz. Mucho pino. Algo de caramelo. Amargota, con sabor intenso, persistente y con retrogusto. Canned 15/02/2017 BB 24 months

obguthr (6354) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Pounder: Lemongrass nose. Cloudy amber, thick sticky head. Pronounced tangerine, lemongrass. Grapefruit finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Delightfully fruity.

DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at troubles place. Thanks troubles. Hazy yellow. Stale hops, a bit fruity, grains, slightly sweetish, lingering bitter finish, medium-bodied.

tomer (3516) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2017
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, light hazy orange color, light shrubby piney aroma with some apricot and a hint of vegetables, a bit too strong shrubby bitterness, light bready sweetness. Drinkable but unbalanced and not too interesting.

zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2017
At Dror’s place, pours yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, marmalade, orange, flavor is bitter with orange, grapefruit, pomelo, medium bodied

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2017
16oz can. Large off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tangerine/grapefruit, some guava, light pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine/pineapple, light tangerine, mango. Light-medium body, light resin, rather drinkable.

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