Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (1260) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
can. Poured hazy gold with a creamy off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Medium-light body, creamy carbonation with a refreshing mouthfeel. Sweet and malty, citrusy orange flavour, herbal hops, slightly peppery, some yeasty esters. A really fresh drinkable ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennawieser (11) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Purchased at the LCBO. Mild flavour. The nose is fresh and has citrus notes. Pours clear with a quickly dissipating head. Finishes sweet.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
n1940 (86) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
473 ml can from lcbo. Poured quietly with average carbonation. The beer has a light amber colour with a rich white head and lots of long lasting lace. The crisp dry hoppy start is followed by a malty smoothness expanding into the middle. There is a long finish with hints of grapefruit and a touch of soft fruit sweetness. Mouthfeel thins out slightly towards the end. A much better than average PA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
googleimage83 (128) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
Nice honey orange body, but scattered foam is a bit cheap looking. Very dank scent; lightly citrusy, pungent floral character, light belgian ale spice. Flavor is highly floral and moderately bready but not a whole lot else. A bit of that belgian ale spice comes through, but the hop profile is a bit simple for my taste. Clean and drinkable, but not all that memorable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gluepot (578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
This is just "thin" on a lot of fronts. A soft nose of some malt and citrus. The taste is faint with some very green citrus hops, pepper and vegetables. The body is thin as well and there is little staying power to what is there. Sorry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerplace (1332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2016
Tall can (thx, Peter!). Aroma is somewhat chemical, like a paint, with herbal notes. Taste is the same with malty and herbal notes. Not pleasant chemical aftertaste. Not good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (255) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
Grapefruit & other citrus, caramel, floral note. Soft carbonation, bittersweet piney notes. Juicy grapefruit, bitter pine, dry finish. (canned 09/21/16)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (167) - - OCT 10, 2016
OK I liked this from the start not even concerned it was half a buck over where it should be priced, but that should be fixed! Very fresh very clean very subtle hoppiness I like it. Pours a mid amber, not to carbonated , a really tasty fall beer. Not sure where the negative reviews originate from except if those people only drink BUD et al. Well done again Nickel Brook, keep putting out tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1131) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
473ml can. Pours a clear caramel with a half finger of head. Aroma has notes of medium resin, citrus, pine, caramel, and a faint floral. Taste is balanced but slightly bitter. Citrus, resin, pine, grass, straw, and a short ending. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean and almost a bit of a watery mouth feel. Overall a very clean beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DanDan_ (34) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Was excited for this one, two (pricey) cans from the LCBO. Poured a light copper colour, quickly flat head. Very faint hop smell, more maltiness than hop, but still faint. Taste follows suit, slightly caramel maltiness but weak. Palate slightly bitter but far too thin/light for its APA namesake. What happened to the beautiful easy drinking yellow/gold beer with a frothy thick head and citrusy forward hop aroma I had last year that ranked at the top of my beers? Was it a bad hop season? This must be one of the most inconsistently rated beers Ive seen. Im a big fan of Nickel Brook but this was a huge disappointment compared to last years batch that came in 750ml bottles. Overall: meh, flat. Hoping for the return of the one I loved next year.


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