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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPANickel Brook Headstock IPA
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
278 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#8,696
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
278
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
56
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of andrenaline
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilly
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wrote! Just when I was about to give up on Ontario craft breweries Nickel Brock hits it out of the park!
Pores a clear gold with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly.
Heavenly aromas of skunky pine, grapefruit, lemon and huge hops.
Taste does not disappoint.
Good dry mouth feel with a disappointing lack of bitterness but still a nice finish.
Great job!

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Photo of Cadbury
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coder
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nullbort
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank out of the can, so this rating may not be truly representative... but hey, the Alchemist swears by it!

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Photo of dfuls
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deonreds
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BillT916
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wajohnst
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shmeffrey
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djcreepshow
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hippieflip
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Normally cans with shrink-wrapped labels on them look pretty silly. This one is the exception in that it uses a matte-style wrap, which I think looks really good.

Flavor is more on the pine tone with a thick profile. I thought to myself that it tasted unfiltered and turned the can just a smidge to see the word "unfiltered." Very robust and earthy. Some filtering could probably do it some justice, but what is here provides a good beer to go with food.

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Photo of dgilks
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerboat
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waterbuffalo
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Batheinfire
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy orange with almost 2 fingers of white head.
Intense tropical/ citrus fruit smell
Slightly sweet with a nice crisp hoppyness. A top notch IPA.

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Photo of Beccy
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm glad they changed their branding, I would have never picked up this multicoloured mess before they changed it to the sleek and stylish handcrafted chalky look. I judge beers and books by their ability to hire a decent designer.

A bit cloudy with an ok head, smells like tropical fruit, tastes like a bitter grapefruit (in a nice way?), needs a bit more fizz. Good beer, stronger than it tastes, a little hoppy for me though.

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Photo of marty21
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Logan12321
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a darker yellow, not very clear. Head forms to about 1"-1 1/2" stays around for a couples minutes.

Wonderful aroma, mangos is the one scent that really sticks out the most for me here, little bit of oranges as well.

The same tastes appear that appeared in the aroma for the start, smooth going down but with a bit of a bitter finish.

Refreshing and the bitterness gives it a bit of a bite at the end, overall nice beer to relax, could see myself purchasing for a outdoor event in the summer, has that kind of summer feel to it.

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Nickel Brook Headstock IPA from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 278 ratings
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