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:
264
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kier
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Something I'd never had before from a brewer I've never sampled before, but unfortunately, this IPA is coming in at just under 3 months old, which is not ideal for a first tasting. 1/16/17 canning. Features Simcoe, Amarillo, Equinox, and Mosaic hops, 2-Row, Pale ale, Carastan, Carafoam, and flaked Wheat malts, and California yeast. 7.0% abv, 80 IBUs... Unfiltered medium-gold color, big white foam head and lotsa lace. Grain aromas, earthy and rich, predominate. Flavors are like-wise fairly grain-forward, with underpinnings of dry citrus pith suggestive of grapefruit and a squeeze of lime with a soft current of resinous caramel pine. Soft, moderately carbonated and very smooth. Very enjoyable. Would love to try this with say, 3 weeks on it as opposed to 3 months. This beer must be crazy-good fresh...

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesterr44
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this in Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent is pine resin. The taste is bitter through the drink with pine presence. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of RHF711
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of binno
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shivtim
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dan_johnston
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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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Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of portwood
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smell: earthy hops, bitter grapefruit pith, lemon rind.
Taste: creamy mouthfeel, low sugar, pine resin.
Finish: very dry, some citrus but very bitter.
smells better than it tastes
(can 05/25/16)

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtg642
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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