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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Burlington, Canada

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes our neighbours are just too enticing to resist! In this case, our newest ward-winning product pays homage to our naughty neighbours to the south, as our American Pale Ale has something for everyone! For hop lovers, the huge aroma of citrus and pine greet the nose and the hops continue on the palate as hoppy flavour persists, leaving a remarkably easy drinking crisp, dry finish. We pack all this hop aroma and flavour in a brew that is only 4.9% on purpose, which leaves a hugely sessionable beer that is perfectly refreshing on hot summer days! No additives. No preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, crisp finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3293) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Wow! I often overlook this style so I am glad I picked this up. All that a pale ale should be. Aroma was good. Very perfumey with grapefruit rind and fresh cut grass. Pour was a stunning hazy medium gold with lots of small floating sediment and a big puffy two finger white head so dense it looks like you could sit on it and not break through. Taste was outstanding so much hop flavor packed into such a small ABV. All green fresh hops with a light malt backbone. Good carbonation. This beer is a pale ale all other should aspire to be

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Docavey (69) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Tasted this from the tall boy can at Pete's. Hoppy but well balanced. Citrus but mostly smooth hops. Dry and crisp finish, just like they advertise. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Keg. Hazy golden/amber body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange pith, melon, hay and rust. Flavour of grapefruit, orange and steely bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Crisp and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4993) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/17/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down thew glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal hop astringency lingering after the finish. Good dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the low ABV and assertive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016
Can at Tallboys in Toronto. Cloudy orange with good, well-lacing off-white head. The aroma is very pleasantly fruity, citrusy fresh. Citric peachy flavour, starts off with the stone fruits and continues more citrus-forward. Nice. Far from watery but still lightish on the palate, crisp but very thin carbonation. Lingering bitter finish. This APA is unimaginably superior to so many LCBO-bought IPA-s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4227) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Strong aroma of pine hops. Clear medium amber color, huge, frothy white head that is slow to drop, fluffy bands of lace. Taste is slightly sweet malt that adds fizz and medium pine hops on the swallow. A long pine finish. It all works, but, due to the low abv, it all seems "distant," as though it isbt all the way there. Otherwise, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2803) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016
can from the LCBO in a hotel in Kitchener before an early am fight,,, fml. at least I am listening to some new radio so life is grand. this one is a pretty standard AMA. bitterness, grapefruit, medium body. decent boost for its size. yeah. Go Canada...... J/K.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3254) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, cloudy very light orange color, aroma of pomelo orange and shrubs, soapy flowery shrubby flavor and bitterness with a light maltiness in the back. Nice and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPoole (381) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Pours cloudy gold with a frothy white head that laces the glass. Bold hoppy and citrus aroma. Good balance taste of citrus and tropical fruits, hops and a bit of malts. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1510) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
This was fine, big bold hop aroma, but seemed a bit thin on the body. Id order this one again knowing that it is below 5%.


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