Nickel Brook Headstock IPA - Better Bitters Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
Can to Glass
Appearance - Poured a hazy orange with a nice two finger white head
Smell - Lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange. Great smelling
Taste - Tropical fruits come through, a lot more bitterness then I expected
Overall - A well made hoppy IPA
07-20-2014 18:18:08 | More by Dna_Infinity
4/5 rDev +6.4%
473ml can into nonic pint. canned june 16, 2014. enjoyed on july 6, 2014 with slices of chipotle-gouda and jalapeno-havarti cheeses
a: a somewhat opaque orangey tangerine colour. 3 fingers of off-white head that dies out slowly. nice lacing too
s: great hop presence here. citrusy, grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel, slight tropical fruit notes
t: did i just bite into a grapefruit? orange and lemon follow as well. the taste gets piney mid-palate, with good malty flavours balancing out the grapefruit bitterness. doesn't feel like 80 IBU as indicated on the can, but it still gives a prominent drying feeling
m: medium body, medium carbonation.
o: tasty stuff that will definitely satisfy hopheads. definitely gonna have this again in the future. try it out!
07-06-2014 19:18:38 | More by kevinlater
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
A: Poured a cloudy darkish orange into a Duvel tulip, substantial eggshell-colored head leaves a nice collar as it slowly settles.
S: Bracing nose of fresh Nugget hops and firm maltiness as an afterthought...but that nose is all about those hops!
T: Sweet candy-fruity yeasty maltiness then POW!...hops all up in your face, flowery and quite bitter, very well balanced but in the end the hop takes precedent.
M: Firm malt base, sweet yet non-cloying makes for great mouthfeel before the hoppiness takes the stage.
O: Fantastic take on an American-style aggressively hopped IPA. One of my faves up here in Ottawa and a great bargain at $2.85 (Canadian) for a tall boy can. Great find for this hop head...gotta keep my eyes open for some other offerings by this outfit. Recommended without hesitation.
06-03-2014 01:11:20 | More by beerluvr
3.96/5 rDev +5.3%
Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3 for a ml can. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.
A- Very good! Unfiltered. Opened well for an IPA. Not much head as expected
S- Pretty good. Citrus, honey.
T- Nice. Not too hop forward but blended well. Mild malt and citrus hues match well
M- Excellent! Enjoyed the creamy dry slightly bitter texture
O- Pretty good for a Canadian IPA. Will buy again
This nice little IPA paired very well with... sushi. I rolled a very nice spicy tuna roll and a spicy salmon roll and all was delicious!
02-22-2014 03:03:23 | More by DaveBar
Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.