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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed August 30 2012. Malts: Maris Otter, Munich 2 row, Carapils, Carastan. Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Zeus. Hops grown by our friends at Underground organics farm in Flamborough Ontario.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1132) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 19, 2012
This Pale ale poured a clear, medium yellow colour with a quick living, frothy, white head. To the nose there are scents of grass hops, spruce trees and a light vanilla. First sip was nice and flavourful, but not as bitter/hoppy as you might take from the aroma. Flavours of honey, cereal and toast most prodominant. Finish is hoppy but only medium bitter with citrus/grass flavours lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14380) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
Draft - Sweet lime and floral grass. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Wet grass, light herbal notes and a light finish. Refreshing but no a lot of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (3058) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
[on cask at Beaus Oktoberfest, 2012] Aroma is a nice balance of apricot and citrus hops against a sweet caramel backbone. Almost clear, tawny copper under a bubbly, white ring. Lemony citrus flavour with a prominent bitterness and faint peppery, but not phenolic, finish that contains some hops character. Delicate, if a bit boring. Moderate to medium bitterness in the finish, light to medium body moderate to low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7585) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
Cask. En ft, verre de dgustation au Beaus Oktoberfest 2012 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arme: Lgre odeur dorange et de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-ambre voile. Saveur: Got dhoublons humides avec une pointe dapricot. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #4575)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4966-20121120] Tap. Light grainy fruit aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Citrus lemon orange juice flavour has a bitter bite initially that quickly fades to fruit. Medium body. Quite delicious, theres a funny sour-like tang somewhere. (7/3/7+/3/16) 3.6
(@ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
Draught at Rhino. Nov. 20. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small diminishing white head. Aroma is lovely, lots of fruit and spice, lime and pumpkin, a good amount of hops and finally, yeast. Flavour of yeast, fruit, light spice, very light hops and a good amount of herbs. Average to medium bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
341ml bottle from the brewery. shimmering golden, white head. pungent hoppy nose. the flavour is massively hoppy but i love the marris otter base and the cara malt is not over done. superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
2012-11-20. Hazy golden orange body with a small white head. 3+ Flavour is interesting, almost a lightly funky orange peel character up front, modest bitterness throughout, sweetish mild malt in the middle, dry bitter finish, sort of spicy in the background. 7++ Aroma is similar, lightly funky orange, something I want to call cat food but isnt (Is that from the beer or a food smell from somewhere else?) 7+ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Super interesting, I like it but it is kind of odd. On tap at Rhino, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
bottle from the brewery store: another wet hop ale from this brewer. This time with a PacNW APA as a base. Freshly harvested green hop cones were sourced locally. Pours a hazy deep gold with a sticky 2 finger white cap. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is very nice, signature Pac NW citus/floral notes but brighter/fresher over a sturdy cereal tone. Flavor follows aroma with the bright citrus-piney hops slightly fronting the bready malting - finish is clean and increasingly bitter-dry with a nice juicy hop bite at the end. A very decent sipping pale for pasta dishes and as a stand alone sessioner. Kudos to the brewer on making a very tasty approachable wet hop ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with British hops. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy herbal hops, citrus pulp, alcohol. Cask at Beaus Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.

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