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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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3.56/5  rDev -5.3%

derberts, Sep 09, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev +1.6%

mjacquard, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ElGallo, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JohnK17, Jul 28, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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

Dna_Infinity, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 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!

kevinlater, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MatChar, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

DarrenBrule, Jun 15, 2014
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Coronaeus, Jun 08, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

beerluvr, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

lgmol, May 30, 2014
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duimie, May 24, 2014
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hunterjames, May 13, 2014
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mtomlins, May 07, 2014
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rogerdandy, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

sdm9465, Mar 27, 2014
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RyanPollock, Feb 22, 2014
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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.