Head Stock IPA
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Head Stock IPAHead Stock IPA
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From:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,027
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,551
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
304
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 11, 2023
Added:
Aug 05, 2011
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  67
A boldly hopped, full bodied American style IPA. Headstock IPA is brewed primarily with nugget hops, which gives rise to a distinct hop flavor, bitterness and aroma. It also uses blend of classic European and North American malts to enhance the body and full flavour. No additives. No Preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, crisp finish.

80 IBU
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Ratings by AnyBeerULike:
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Rated by AnyBeerULike from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2023
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Rated by owenlift from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Spending a week fishing in Ontario and am impressed with the quality of the IPAs I’ve tried
Sep 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.02 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Dec 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by edthehead from Maryland

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Hazy bright gold with orange tint. Fluffy two finger white head, with fantastic lasting power. Five minutes after the pour the head is still a strong half finger.
Smell: Tropical, grapefruit, orange and pine.
Taste: Earthy, dank, grapefruits and oranges throughout, built on a solid malt backbone. Hop forward but never overpowering.
Feel: Medium bodied. Mouth filling with something going on across all areas of the tongue and palate. Slight chalky aftertaste is the only knock on this beer.
A classy well balenced beer. Hits the sweet spot between a west and east coast IPA . Juicy and tropical but with enough of the pine forest showing through to please west coasters. This earns an A.
Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought 1 can at the lcbo in Ontario poured a nice 2 finger head into glass leaves a lace as you drink lots of tropical fruits citrus and pine. meduim bitterness.
overall this IPA is very good.
cheers.
Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Sep 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by octortus from Canada (ON)

Jun 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.69 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by matt_hill from Canada (ON)

Sep 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by nater919 from New York

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by kuhndog from New York

Jul 17, 2019
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a nonic glass from the tap.

Appearanfe: comes off a hazy amber color slightly cloudy with medium bubbles in a white head rising half a finger's length off the body.

Smell: heavy citrus notes coming off like orange skin mixed with grapefruit juice all at once into the nostrils.

Taste: complex sweet grapefruit oh, I feel pink grapefruit orange and heavy mulch which create a super bitterness to the beer.

Mouth: heavy body with a strong citrus finish.

Overall: Great beer. I might not be scoring it as high as I wanted to but it's perfect one to start the night.
Jul 05, 2019
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Rated by JunctionCat from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Your basic every day IPA - good for any occasion. Not the edgiest or boundry pushing IPA, but its good.
Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale gold with a slightly frothy head. Aromas of apricot and citrus. Flavour: Tropical fruit (pineapple) and stone fruit sweetness balanced by citrusy, piney, bitterness.
Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 2.99 by achepil from Canada (ON)

Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very nice IPA from Canada, surprisingly refreshing and well-balanced. Golden hazy color with some nice head and lingering lacing. Smells of fruity and floral hops; tastes of citrus zest hops more than floral hops, but there's also caramel, grain and a nice malt backbone in there. Nice smooth mild mouthfeel with nice finish and good amount of carbonation. Very pleasant hint of bitterness at the end. Will definitely check out more offerings from this brewery.
Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2018
Head Stock IPA from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 304 ratings