Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale AleNickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
nickelbrook.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by spinrsx on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Copper orange with a white head
S-More on the dank side with earth herbal notes and grassy tones
M-Mouthfeel is light and watery with carbonation at a medium level
T-Bitter upfront but not overpowering. Quite dry and doesn't really have any malt flavour
O-I'll give it points for being a wet hop beer which is difficult to achieve correctly, but otherwise lacklustre

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm glad this is now in 473ml cans, as the larger-format bottle seemed like a bit of a rip-off. Unfortunately, this is a rather underwhelming beer. For all the talk of fresh local hops, I get much less of the juicy fresh hop aroma I was hoping for from this than I did from the can of Naughty Neighbour I finished right before.

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Photo of mikeycharred
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roby923
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Impressive hop menu here yielding less than satisfying taste results. Found this beer to be crisp and super fresh, but has more of a floral presence rather than a piney one. Non-IPA lovers may find this more enjoyable. Bottled from LCBO.

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Photo of atsir
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mousel
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boszormeny
2.37/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Archy
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not aggressive, but flavourful and quite enjoyable. This wet hop has an abundance of hop character on the front. But, a clean and fresh beer more akin to a lager or pil rather than an ale. For those who like American hop bombs but want something they can drink all day. I love anything wet hop and this is no exception. Again, not super complex but it does not lack character and is very drinkable.

Cheers!

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Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $9.95 for a 750ml bottle. Starting to really hate the big bottles. No value there. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for over 5mins before film out. Nice medium to darkish gold colour and.... yay! unfiltered

S- Oodles of hops. Nice hoppy experience.

T- Mellow. Not the hop bomb I have read from other reviews. Nice blend of malt to hop ratio that does not leave the brew unbalanced. Sweet to a degree. A bit more sweet that you would typically find out there which is refreshing. Not a syrupy sweet by any stretch. Hop blend must include only a touch of "C" hops and higher on others. Again not a hop bomb by any stretch.

M- Dry and crisp as expected.

O- I like this one. Won't buy it again in a large format as the value factor drops dramatically because of it but I sure do like this one. Will buy on tap if I ever see it.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went very well with...... Grilled lamb shoulder chops believe it or not. Rosemary, lemon juice, pepper, garlic and a touch of mustard to marinate overnight then grill quickly. Super quick meal and it's tasty!

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Photo of kevinlater
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into snifter. cascade, centennial, chinook. remnants of a date code at the bottom of the bottle. purchased sep 21 2015, consumed sep 22 2015

a: transparent golden yellow with white head

s: piney, herbal, floral, grassy citrus. peachy grapefruit, orange, tangerine. hints of sweet malt

t: stone fruit & watermelon-like notes up front, leading into the aforemetnioned citrusy wet hop flavours. mid-palate exhibits floral/herbal notes, like minty parsley. the herb notes get stronger as the beer warms, yet the flavour still remains somewhat citrusy

m: nice and light but far from watery. medium-minus carbonation

o: a nice wet hop ale, was expecting an even stronger hop punch though

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Photo of hexacron
4.79/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Logan12321
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light pale, average 1" head, nice on the nose, fruity bit of mangos citrus. Not as bitter as other IPAs with aromas like this one. Leaves a dry taste but a nice start and finish.

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Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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