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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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86
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 05-24-2012

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2.51/5  rDev -35%
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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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
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 -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Watershed
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of biegaman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.