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


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   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 15/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, - AUG 22, 2014
Mmm aroma of citrusy tropical fruits. Beautiful pour into a spigleau IPA glass. Really good IPA with lots of tropical fruit flavours and hops. Really impressed that this came out of a $3 can. Usually IPAs this good are $10 in AB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1513) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Honey-orange color. Not a ton of head, but nice to look at. Really nice lace. The nose is kind of incredible: severe oily pine; mint-leaf. It smells absolutely divine. You can have your juicy New England IPAs, this is more my speed. The taste is more of that sexy, woody East Coast stuff. The oils are just off the charts. I really love this style. Tons of battery alcohol. This is a classic one and done, way too strong/intense to repeat in the same day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (62) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 30, 2016
Pours amber with whitish head. Nice aroma of hops and caramel malts, with an orange note and a slight peach/apricot presence. Well balanced flavour with a malty backbone and a fruity-zesty-bitter hoppy finish. Refreshing and easy-drinking. Nice staff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (2108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
Strong aroma of fresh pine needles. Taste is orange and grapefruit with a soft bitterness. Easy to drink for a stronger IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2366) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2016
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden amber beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: pine and resin domination. Sweet caramel. Taste: medium body with good malt backbone, sweet with resin and pine hops. Sweet balanced. Fruity, good attenuation. Aftertaste: resin and pine. Fresh. Wet bitterness. OK

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctbiot (7) - - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
Really great strong beer that is able to be enjoyed at a nice pace. Overall enjoyable more than other craft IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1527) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2016
mbar turbio y espuma blanca. Aromas de pomelo, menta, balsmicos, pia y pino. Sabor como en aroma y amargor intenso y largo con cuerpo denso y maltoso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Golden cloudy body with off white head. Sweet hop aroma with light citrus hints. The lingering bitters that drape the sides of my tongue are pleasant. Great body. A great general IPA to get in the southern Ontario region.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
A textbook example of the looks of an IPA with a mildly hazy body and a creamy, well enduring white head. Nose has notes of apricots, resin, caramel and citrus fruits. Taste is mildly sweet with a nice, lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium creamy carbonation and rich palate. Nice and balanced heavier IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (1144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Tasting with Ilya. 473ml bottle (thx, Peter!). Aroma is slightly sweet, with tropical fruits and some piney hops. Taste is piney bitterness. Same aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2609) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2016
Lata @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo 24/09/2016 Color amarillo, sabor frutal, resinoso, cuerpo medio.

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