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

bottled
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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
trapped (3386) - 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.

3.6
Excalibur123 (511) - 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.

3.8
Franckg (1780) - 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.

3.8
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2017
16 ounce can. Light orange in color with good nose and light but present malt. Hops. Tropical.

3.4
sawyerpc15 (154) - 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.

3.8
DialSquare (5111) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Tallboy can from Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington: orange-gold pour with small white head and lots of soapy lacing. aroma of bitter-sweet, caramel, background fruity apricot. tastes are woody pine, citrus peel, grain malts, little bready, caramel, lightly bitter. oily palate. nice.

4.1
Martin243 (1209) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Can from the brewery from sister and brother-in-law. Thanks Rob and Ann. Served cold, poured into a pint glass. Hazy brown with an off white head. Ruby grapefruit and hedgerow aroma. Big satisfying grapefruit, tomato vine, and resin flavour. Superbly judged hop bitterness. Medium bodied, slick, and just all round satisfying. Quintessential example of the style.

3.5
JuanFlk80 (312) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Pinta en Cerveceria Cimmeria (Oviedo ) Sabores y olores frescos, amargor suave pero bueno, bastante frutal y fácil de beber


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