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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - MAR 13, 2013
Great IPA from a solid Ontario brewery. This years batch seems even better than last years. A very hoppy beer that’s a dark orange/amber colour. It’s a big IPA, a strong, full body with enough of a malty base to tie down hoppiness. A great beer at a great price too!

arminjewell (9669) - 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 (3245) - 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 (533) - 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 (1977) - 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 (379) - 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 (583) - 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 (6357) - 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.

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