Nickel Brook Headstock IPA | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Sammy on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sid_Smith
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thought I would rate this one first, as it is my favorite beer of all time. At 7% it has so much hop complexity that it completely masks the alcohol content. It is Piney, sweet, herbal and very citrusy. The smell is mostly piney. The after taste is extremely fresh and clean, while very bitter, kind of like a sweeter grapefruit. It is my go to beer when it is in stock.

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4.86/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of captainhampton
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.61/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, kind of an orangey colour, smells so fruity and piney, very fresh tasting, not too malty, but maybe hard to notice the maltiness due to the almost overwhelming bitterness - I love it! A nice aftertaste, makes my mouth feel fresh. Even my burp had a fresh feeling. I could see myself getting pretty buzzed off of these, goes down pretty smooth for a 7%.

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Photo of Magslikesbeer
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cosmin
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased one can from the LCBO AFTER the best before date (only realized when I got home).

Warning: not for the faint of hops!

Pours a hazy orange/copper colour with about a finger of head. Smell of citrus and pine. Very hoppy and aromatic with a serious bitterness at the end (80 IBU). Cannot tell this is medium bodied IPA is 7% ABV!!! This one is definitely up there on my list of IPAs. It is comparable to Hop City's Hop Bot IPA and Amsterdam Brewing Co's Boneshaker IPA. I will definitely be going back looking for more of these. Well done guys!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of dumarrm
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent well rounded IPA

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Shmeffrey
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boszormeny
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of owenwood
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at the LCBO on the main drag in Peterborough, Ontario. After a few Canadian IPAs that I tried, I became a Canadian IPA cynic. This beer has brought me back into the fold. A hoppy, orangey, decent brew that stays with you between sips. Just the right amount of bitter vs. taste. I'd buy more than one of these if/when I get back to another LCBO.

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Photo of BillT916
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewxer
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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