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


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   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!

simontomlinson (681) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Beautifully looking white frothy, creamy head stayed on a hazy, light orange coloured body. Big tangy aroma with zest, bitter/sweet citrus & hoppy overtures. Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation, sharp on the back & slightly cloying. Excellent balanced, hops, citrus, pith, tang, grapefruit & pine complimented with low malty backbone & a peppery finish.

caribou43 (1249) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2017
I drank this can at the Pibar in Lausanne, in plastic cup, going back at home, thanks Agocs to share this beer. In my point of view, it is a classical IPA, easy to drink for the beginners. Firstly, the color is copper/brown and troubled, regular carbonation, thin and white foam. The taste is watery for the style, bitter but not at the extreme like some American IPA, citrus, pineapple, a bit resinous at the final and mineral, malt hidden by the hop, not bad.

saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2017
Tap @ YNWA, Kolding. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, fruits, flowers, pine, malt and has a long bitter finish.

Tasche39 (479) - SPAIN - OCT 14, 2017
Otra cerveza IPA mas, como casi todas las cervezas canadienses, sin mucho aroma ni matices y un amargor intenso

Iznogud (4715) - CROATIA - SEP 25, 2017
Canned, 473 ml at Svijet Piva. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000 and others. Pours hazy golden with white head. Some hoppiness, citrus, orange, caramel, sweetish. Light to moderate bitterness in finish. Soft texture. Medium bodied.

trapped (3787) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 13, 2017
Can. Pours hazy bright yellow with foamy white head, citrus peel aroma, mildly bitter citrus-pineapple taste, smooth body, long medium bitter finish. Very good and flavorful.

Excalibur123 (539) - Soria, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2017
Vierte naranja turbio con media corona de espuma jabonosa de buena retención; aromas a fruta tropical, lúpulo herbal, melocotón y resina, en boca entrada media con fuerte amargor ligeramente astringente, notas a resina y fruta tropical, cuerpo medio pleno y moderada carbonatación, largo retrogusto, amargo y seco; correcta cerveza, con fuerte carga de lúpulo y correcta en estilo.

Franckg (1920) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2017
Canette datée du 24/03/2017, bue après plus de 5 mois. Robe jaune-orangée plutôt trouble et surmontée d'un généreux col de mousse blanc et dense. Arômes de tangerine et mangue, ananas dans son jus, quelques traces herbacés, marmelade à l'orange, fruits de la passion, malt légèrement terreux mais bien intégré aux houblons fruités. Heureux de constater que ceux-ci ont encore beaucoup d'aplomb d'ailleurs. En bouche, on tombe dans les agrumes plus amers, du pamplemousse plus discret au nez est ici plus présent, encore de la tangerine mais brièvement en entrée. La suite voir arriver un côté plus sucré venant de l'alcool et mélangé à quelques fruits tropicaux qui sont clairement en perte de vitesse, une résine de pin assez prenante et une amertume venant du pamplemousse qui se prolonge longuement. Texture huileuse et un peu épaisse, corps moyen. Si les arômes ne le laissaient pas entrevoir, on remarque que l'âge commence à paraître. Mais reste très bonne tout de même.

drfabulous (8825) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2017
16 ounce can. Light orange in color with good nose and light but present malt. Hops. Tropical.

sawyerpc15 (197) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2017
Really like the nickel Brook style of beers and hops. Had the hoppy twang I like with a slight citrus taste.

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