Nickel Brook Headstock IPA | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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266 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:
266
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Photo of audiobill
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Long813
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin82
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goalie35
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elimav
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first Canadian beer I've had that tastes like an American IPA. It has the great hoppy, piney, citrusy taste.

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Photo of stinkatron5000
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Omnium
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkDeming
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KelvinC
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilly
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | 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 266 ratings.
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