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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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very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 05-24-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

dreamchaser, Mar 12, 2014
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Photo of HATS4BATS
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flavour and balance. Pours a murky, tangerine orange with the light carbonation expected from Nickel Brook line. Clear orange nose almost candy-like. Drinkable and creamy that blooms into a combination of citrus first, and powerful hops second. Impression and after-taste that lasts long after the bottle is done.

HATS4BATS, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

baylz, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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


DaveBar, Jun 07, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A wonderful session beer for American Pale Ale fans; the most citrus hop flavour that I know of in any Ontario beer under 5% ABV. Have enjoyed on draught at different pubs over the summer, but headed to the brewery for the first time this afternoon and purchased some bottles. Hope to see this in the LCBO before too long.

Pours a bright and clear orange with a decent white head that dissipates quickly, but enough residual carbonation for a drinkable mouthfeel. The aroma of caramelized malts and "c" hops is much milder than the taste, which delivers an awesome amount of flavour. Citrus flesh and pith/rind remain in the bitter finish for an impressively long time.

Won't be everyone's favourite, but definitely a beer I'd highly recommend.

hopsolutely, Sep 23, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Beer Revolution YEGDT, and 5.0% ABV according to them.

This beer appears a glassy medium tarnished golden amber hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, and mostly just tightly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random coral reef lace around the glass as it lazily and evenly subsides.

It smells of orange, grapefruit, and lime citrus pith, grainy, gritty pale malt, a hint of dry caramel, a flinty stoniness, and further soft weedy, floral hops. The taste is more somewhat clammy and muddled, yet still zesty grocery store citrus rind, crackery pale malt, a restrained caramel/toffee sweetness, a hint of lemon floor polish, and meek earthy hops.

The bubbles are nice and loose and playful, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth enough, the fragrant hops not really into messing about here. It finishes off-dry, just, as the malt peters out fully, and the fruitiness of the hops steps in to pick up the slack.

A decently hoppy APA, though at the apparent expense of any prominent malt backbone, unfortunately. Very evocative of the assumed titular neighbour's better bitter (hah!) wares, and worthy of a few rounds, at least, just not at these dear, er, 'import' prices. Nor if I have to watch the fat guy at the end of the bar rant about being accused of swiping someone's phone, by threatening, and then duly carrying through on removing his skivvies. That's a new one at this joint, fo sho!

biboergosum, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jmkoscie, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

sbarre, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of TerryW
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a big Nickle Brook guy, so I gotta say, this surprised me for being as good as it is. Well done.

Soft and hazy apricot gold colour under a moderate head that goes to a solid cap. Looks appetizing.

Great nose. Citrus and passion fruit over gentle malt, very tropical. Very inviting aromas and enough off the beaten track to be interesting.

Citrusy to drink, understated malt, slightly bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel. Easy drinking, flavourful.

Overall a quite enjoyable brew that I could see doing more of one of at a time.

TerryW, Aug 30, 2013
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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.