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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook Headstock IPANickel Brook Headstock IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%


Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A boldly hopped, full bodied American style IPA. Headstock IPA is brewed primarily with nugget hops, which gives rise to a distinct hop flavor, bitterness and aroma. It also uses blend of classic European and North American malts to enhance the body and full flavour. No additives. No Preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, crisp finish.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 08-05-2011)
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Watershed

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-11-2013 18:38:51 | More by Watershed
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-10-2014 18:04:14 | More by rogerdandy
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-27-2014 16:42:40 | More by sdm9465
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dreamchaser

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-12-2014 18:06:05 | More by dreamchaser
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-03-2014 04:22:43 | More by AugustusRex
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-28-2014 23:35:46 | More by Cycle69
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JRandall52

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-26-2014 19:09:47 | More by JRandall52
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RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-22-2014 23:35:15 | More by RyanPollock
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Food Pairing

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!

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 03:03:23 | More by DaveBar
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-21-2014 22:21:52 | More by adhallick
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Leiting

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-13-2014 16:42:38 | More by Leiting
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-12-2014 05:35:16 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2014 17:06:26 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-14-2013 21:31:28 | More by boszormeny
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-14-2013 05:30:18 | More by DamageCase76
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow colour with 1 inch fine white head. Tons of suspended debris that settled to the bottom.

A strong citrus aroma. Grapefruit and pine along with a floral spicy smell.

The taste is built on a sweet malt base. Largely grapefruit. Sharp bitterness.

A medium feel with a bite. Slightly oily.

An excellent AIPA but it should be labelled as unfiltered.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:45:07 | More by ssmack
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-07-2013 22:34:04 | More by valianes
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RefillMyglass

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-30-2013 21:58:06 | More by RefillMyglass
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clean, clear and lighter in color than I was expecting - maybe close to a 10 SRM. About a half inch of solid head that lasted for at least 10 minutes. Some lacing.

Smell: Pineapple, lemon, fresh pine needles maybe some bubble-gum. Very refreshing.

Taste: Piney hops from start to finish. Also get some citrus in the beginning that fades into bread flavors and perhaps a touch of caramel. Bitterness lasts long into the finish, very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, slightly creamy - good stuff.

Overall: Very happy with this beer. Plenty to offer in the aroma and flavors department. Would definitely do this one again.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 00:33:12 | More by MylesMac
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

473ml can purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light beige head over the cloudy golden copper brew. Head holds on nicely, with lasting lace. Aroma is juicy citrus.

Taste starts sweet, jiucy citrus from nose in the middle, moderately bitter close coupled with even more citrus. Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Liking this one.

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 22:46:47 | More by ppoitras
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-12-2013 00:22:38 | More by kevinlater
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-02-2013 01:29:02 | More by KeKeKumba
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-19-2013 03:19:09 | More by Boozecamel
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-26-2013 16:50:57 | More by Exeter
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-26-2013 06:19:47 | More by WeizenMike
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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.