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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale AleNickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 05-24-2012

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle served ice cold into a pint glass. Purchased out of the singles bin for $2.15 CDN,hoping that this is at least reasonably fresh.

Appearance - the beer pours a cloudy orange and yellow coloured beer capped by a finger of white head. Little visibility doesn't obscure the fact that this beer is definitely unfiltered as lots of sediment rests at the bottom of the glass. Modest retention time with some sticky lacing left behind.

Smell - citrus with a sweeter kick, some sort of mango, pineapple and lychee medley. Pretty good nose for a 4.9% ABV American pale ale.

Taste - moderate bitterness, the pineapple and the bitterness from the citrus are most prominent. Lychee and mango just hinted at. Decent malt balance to keep this from being a monster hop bomb.

Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, and a bit heavy in the body, even as it warms. Decently juicy finish.

Overall - while not the best local APA I've had, Nickel Brook's Naughty Neighbour certainly can hold its own, with a robust citrus flavor and aroma. Would definitely consider this again, and it seems like I need to do a blind taste test with all these Pale ales (India and American) to compare which I should stick with. Definitely worth a shot.

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Purchased as a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a hard head

S- TONS of hops. Nice little IPA bitterness to it

T- See above plus this is a wonderful APA. Alcohol is low for the amount of hops present. Very nice rendition.

M- A bit too dry but that is the excessive dry hop technique

O- Excellent beer. Wish we can have discounted brand APA's at the beer store! This one is wonderful

Food Pairing

This wonderful APA goes well with... Sushi.... as usual sushi and a hard APA goes well together


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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
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