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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 18
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.69/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice, rather clear blond colour (looks pretty much filtered!?). Delicate but quite thick brew. Decent floral hoppy aromas. Disappointing taste: extremely thin dry hop for an APA, slightly crisp and immediately fading after taste, low bitterness. Basically no hoppy flavours in retro-olfaction.

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3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.51/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It's not a bad beer by any stretch but not for everyone. I wasn't a huge fan of the citrus flavor as it is on the bitter side. It's a moderately heavy beer and not something I'd recommend for a night out drinking with the guys. Beer suits well with as an addition to a meal or to sip on after a long day. It's unique, but not what I'd look for in a beer. 2.5/5

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.