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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPANickel Brook Headstock IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 08-05-2011

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
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Photo of marty21
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Logan12321
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a darker yellow, not very clear. Head forms to about 1"-1 1/2" stays around for a couples minutes.

Wonderful aroma, mangos is the one scent that really sticks out the most for me here, little bit of oranges as well.

The same tastes appear that appeared in the aroma for the start, smooth going down but with a bit of a bitter finish.

Refreshing and the bitterness gives it a bit of a bite at the end, overall nice beer to relax, could see myself purchasing for a outdoor event in the summer, has that kind of summer feel to it.

Photo of DrJay
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRObighit2
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Xithyl
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of headstash
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of chuckts
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.79/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of LowAndSlow225
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of derberts
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mjacquard
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dna_Infinity
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of kevinlater
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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, melon, 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!

Photo of MatChar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.