Nickel Brook Headstock IPA | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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269 Ratings
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Nickel Brook Headstock IPANickel Brook Headstock IPA
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:
269
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sid_Smith
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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 +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of binno
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shivtim
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dan_johnston
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bryanzk
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dumarrm
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
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 -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of portwood
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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 +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtg642
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mwat
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This wasn't a typical IPA for me. it was a little sweeter than most IPA that I enjoy but had a nice taste and feel. Would have liked it a little more crisp with less sweet and a lighter mouth feel. I like when an IPA has the sensation of easily sliding down while maintaining that bite to the taste.

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Photo of cubbyZilla
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewxer
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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