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


on tap

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RATINGS: 232   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 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 thats a dark orange/amber colour. Its 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (3094) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2017
UPDATED: APR 8, 2017 Lata 50 cl en el kraken 31..03..2017. (r232). Color amarillento anaranjado turbio con espuma blanca. Aromas frescos afrutados algo florales y herbaceos ligeramente resinosos. Sabores frescos maltosos dulces con buenas dosis de afrutados tropicales. Pia, mango, melocotn... Suaves herbaceos y ligeramente resinoso s el final que dejan buen amargo duradero. Cuerpo medio algo pastoso y con espuma fcil de beber. Bastante buena con bastante sabor. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2017
Draft at RnHw. Pours a golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is pine, resin and malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit more fruity notes coming through on the palate; flavors of peach, ash and sweet malt. This was a bit better than their "Naughty Neighbour" offering, but wouldnt be surprised if both were much better closer to the source.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eastwood (299) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
Tomada en el Kraken. Densa. Frutal. Amarga. Cerveza muy redonda. Para repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanDan_ (45) - 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 (519) - 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 (817) - 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 (3859) - 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 (1220) - 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 (3697) - 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 (3254) - 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.

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