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
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3.79/5
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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

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Added by spinrsx on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,665
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
63
pDev:
9.23%
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Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with a light haziness and an extraordinarily high amount of tornado like carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of peaches and mild oranges, a light and floral aroma.

Tastes amazingly strong in the flavours, but very light and refreshing. Pineapple and peach soft candies, gummy and kids candy.

Light body, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Delicious brew! Got in Southern Ontario, and drinking it at Muskoka, Dec 9th, 2017.

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Photo of Mack
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesterr44
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours transparent pale gold with a tall fluffy white head. Tons of lacing as I empty the glass. Aroma of light floral & metallic lager. Taste doesn't offer much in the way of hops; there's a touch of citrus/floral/grassiness, and a dominant sweet bready malt character, but also some metallic lager-like flavour. No hop or bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is the best aspect of this beer as it is full and very smooth; coats the tongue nicely. This might be a good beer for someone who doesn't like a lot of hops but wants a decently crafted, easy drinking beer which offers more flavour than a macrobrew.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bixby1971
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roby923
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mousel
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boszormeny
2.37/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Archy
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +12.1%
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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Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 63 ratings