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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

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-04-2014 10:59:31 | More by ElGallo
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-28-2014 18:48:06 | More by JohnK17
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Dna_Infinity

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-20-2014 05:48:53 | More by Howlader
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

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
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MatChar


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-16-2014 22:52:40 | More by MatChar
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-15-2014 23:36:13 | More by DarrenBrule
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Coronaeus

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2014 03:57:50 | More by Coronaeus
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

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
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-30-2014 02:02:32 | More by lgmol
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-24-2014 19:01:21 | More by duimie
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Brody1714

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-18-2014 20:25:01 | More by Brody1714
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-13-2014 11:49:09 | More by hunterjames
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-09-2014 01:43:21 | More by KeeganRohovich
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2014 14:24:03 | More by mtomlins
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andrewdanks

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-27-2014 17:53:35 | More by andrewdanks
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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%

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!

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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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.