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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma consists of light bitter and citrus hops with light dry caramel malt presence. Taste is mostly dominated by light dry and citrus hops notes with light dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall but lacking a bit of a hops punch.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Stouts. ecent Orange flavour, an understated but decent drinking IBu bitterness. Orange hop aroma. Smooth drinking (although a little watery as I find in many of this brewery offerings).Hits the style, worth a try though not the best pale I have had grows on me.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour is a fairly attractive beer. Daisy yellow, it has a beaming brightness yet its complexion is lightly hazed as if seen through an early morning mist. Its head is like a fine meshing but hardy enough to paint its own mural that sprawls three-hundred-sixty degrees around the glass.

The aroma has enough tropical fruitiness to turn an overcast sky sunny. It has sufficient citrus acidity and candied zest to bury most of the bready maltiness, though traces are apparent. The mango-pineapple profile is complimented by breezy florals. Not overly articulated but pleasant.

After the initial pulpy fruitiness of the mango, pineapple and orange slices fades, it's the more herbal and earthy qualities of the hops that come back on what turns out to be a medium-lasting finish. A very unfocused floralness is appreciated too. Like the partner of a domineering spouse, the malts play a very passive, timid role in this relationship.

Naughty Neighbour doesn't have a gargantuan hop flavour, but lupulin-levels are more than adequate for a pale ale. More attention was paid to aroma hops as oppose to bittering, which is good because the beer's slender, pale malt frame is neither conducive nor broad enough to support much more that earthy pungency.

I wouldn't consider Naughty Neighbour overly sexy, but it's not a beer I'd kick out of bed for eating crackers. It drinks like a classic, approachable, crowd-pleasing pale ale, albeit one with enough extra hoppy punch to bring craft beer geeks in on the action. One worth acquainting yourself with should you be in the area.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle to Founders tulip glass.

A - Poured a slightly cloudy medium yellow with a big bright yellow glow around the edges. Half a finger of white head formed with good retention.

S - Big grapefruit aroma up front that accompanies a fairly big bitterness. Some pine aromas and a touch of sweetness from the malts comes through as well. Very fresh nose.

T - A good bitterness up front that is full of fresh grapefruit and pine flavours. A decent caramel sweetness from the malt bill is in a perfect proportion. A very nice APA.

M - Fairly high carbonation; too much for my liking. Light to medium body overall.

O - Another welcome addition to the Ontario beer scene. Would definitely buy this one again. Well done!

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with one finger of white head, quite a bit of lace hangs around as well. Smell is of citrus and dank piney notes, tangerine and grapefruit, herbal and almost reefer like as well, plenty of dry hop notes as well. Taste is citrus with more dank herbal/earthy hop flavours, pine and oranges, grapefruit/citrus aftertaste as well. Medium carbonation, dry on the palate, medium body. This was quite a nice low ABV beer with big flavour, something I would order again if I saw it, hopefully this will see some retail distribution soon.

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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.