Naughty Neighbour
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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From:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #491
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,283
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.16%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
130
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 13, 2021
Added:
May 24, 2012
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  51
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Sometimes our neighbours are too enticing to resist! In this case, our award-winning American Pale Ale pays homage to our naughty neighbours to the south. For hop lovers, the huge citrus and pine aroma greets the nose and continues on the palate, leaving a remarkably easy-drinking beer with a crisp, dry finish. We pack all this great flavour into a drinkable 4.9%ABV brew, making it perfectly refreshing all year round!
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Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I bought a can at the LCBO in Ontario 473ml at 4.9%.
American style pale ale
Poured a 1finger head into glass that quickly disappeared but leaves a small lace as you drink it.
Taste is pine and citrus smooth creamy with a low bitterness level which makes it easy to drink.
It's it enjoyable and refreshing.
Cheers.
Nov 22, 2021
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Rated by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 473ml can. Canned on Nov.27/2019
Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Opaque pale yellow, with a 2 finger white rocky head. After 5 minutes the head has stayed strong at 1 finger.
Smell: Piney, citrus with hints of pineapple
Taste: Pineapple and lemons on the front end. Astringent on the back end.
Feel: Medium bodied, slightly oily. Fills the mouth playing strongly on the palate and sides of the tongue.
More hoppy than I prefer to drink, could use a bit more balance. That said if a hoppy pale ale is what your looking for this could do the trick. B+
Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by octortus from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
473 mL Can. ABV 4.9%.
Appearance: Clear pale gold/yellow, Over a finger of off-white frothy head, Amazing retention, Medium-High carbonation.
Aroma: Citrus fruit, Tropical fruit (pineapple), Piney/Resinous hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Above medium carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus fruit, Tropical fruit (pineapple), Piney/Resinous hops.
Overall: Very good APA with well-blended hops (Citra, Cascade & Centennial).

Review: 202
Jul 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by matt_hill from Canada (ON)

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by nater919 from New York

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by bplabernie from Michigan

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Trailboss76 from Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Straight up gold murky color. Super foamy head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Smooth drinker on the front end then a pretty quick hoppy bitter hit without driving me away and making me not like it. Pale ales and hoppy beers are not my favorite. That said, this has a pretty nice flavor festival going on and I'd drink it again.
Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Kopterito from Canada (QC)

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank straight from the can at Hamilton's airport - out of all places! Nice fruity hop kick with a crisp, fizzy finish. The mix of Cascade, Centennial and Citra is a joy. A well balanced beer I would drink any day.
Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a Canadian tall boy can (473 ml). Frankly, I purchased it as much for the name and can design (extra quarter point on the look) as for the style and the abv. It turned out to be OK, with some nice bitterness up front.
Sep 19, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Damn this is a good one! For a Pale Ale it's nearly as big and bold as an IPA! Love its rich, somewhat hazy, golden amber look and the aromas tell you right away that what you are dealing with is serious business. It is so tropical and zesty that you can't really resist it, it is amazing. It is brewed from purely American ingredients, and the end result is something that they call "a miracle of science."
This is what I call a true homage - when it almost, or in the end it eventually surpasses the original in many aspects!
Nickel Brook has redesigned the packaging, also the notes on the can to stand up for their award-winning, low bitterness, high fruitiness and highly enjoyable trademark American Pale Ale. Highly recommended!
Jul 07, 2018
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Rated by Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good citrous notes with a nice bitternes. Goes down very nice on a hot summer day.
Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (ON)

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by mistahmojoryan from Canada (SK)

Jun 20, 2018
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Reviewed by generallee from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It has a pale yellow color with an unfiltered haze and a tall white head of foam. The carbonation is very lively and it rushed right up out of the can as I popped the top. The nose is full of zesty lemony citrus and and honey covered cereal grain. The flavor picks up on this nice mix of citrusy hops and malt sweetness before drying out and turning to a firm pine like hop bitterness in the finish.
May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Nunya from Ohio

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.62 by jhodgert from Canada (QC)

Feb 14, 2018
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Reviewed by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a pale yellow colour with a moderate foamy white head. Aroma: light citrus (orange) some pine. Flavour: citrusy piney hoppy with light fruitiness. Body light.
Feb 11, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
one of the better hoppy beers i had on my trip to canada actually, it was a shame that this was the only one of their beers i got a chance to try, i really enjoyed it. its the good kind of hazy, bright yellow and soft, no visible sediment, green hues, or flour added looking heaviness, its just frosted and pretty, holds its inch of white head well too, and leaves some rings on the pint as i work it down. aroma of fresh citra hops, very straightforward and familiar, but also really well done, mostly dry hopped it would seem, with a very pungent nose of fresh pineapple and mandarin orange. as i start drinking it i get more mosaic or amarillo than i do citra i think, but it could just be be the hop schedule, its really bright and clean and fresh. the grain base i perfect for these hops, and very much trending right now, a pale pils type and some white wheat might be all, fluffy and smooth and not at all watery for how light this drinks. its flavorful and texturally interesting without being sweet in any way or heavy, it doesnt interfere with the hops at all. bright preserved lemon, lemongrass, and tangerine to finish and very low bitterness. expressive beer in flavor and in feel, and one i was happy to encounter in a place where it seemed to me like a lot of the hoppy beers were english malty and more bitter than flavorful. decidedly new school, positively delicious!
Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange citrus and pine are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, with initial flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus and notes of pine towards the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Lots of dryness is present in the finish.
O: The smell and taste of this APA both have a nice balance between the citrus and piney hops. It's easy to drink but has the type of "bite" that you would expect from an IPA.

Serving type: can
Sep 22, 2017
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Reviewed by swim from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Nearly opaque medium bright yellow, no obvious particulate. Slight lacing, and very thin cover head.

S: Wonderful inviting tropical indistinct citrus fruity aroma. Smells like a fruit juice blend.

T: A nice balance of citrusy fruit, hops, and malts. Just slightly bitter and a pleasant fruity aftertaste.

F: Modestly carbonated, quite smooth. A bit drying.

O: Certainly worth a try, probably a second try too. A refreshing flavourful beer perfect for summer. Very deserving of its high score.
Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by juicebox from Kentucky

Aug 25, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy gold with a good head. Malt & citrus nose. Thinner body than expected. Mild citrus hop finish. Good but I like a bit more body to my APAs.
Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.,with an ABV of 4.90% This American Pale Ale pours out a cloudy golden amber color, with a nice white head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and and malts. There is also a nice amount of hop bitterness and a slight sweetness in the smell of this brew. The smell is a bit milder than most APA on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Between to look and smell this a nice inviting brew. Now for the tastes , it is bold with a nice hop bitterness, earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness at the end to tie it all together. There is alot going on in Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice with dinner. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a nice balance to it. The body of this brew is a medium to heavy , but to heavy. The mouth feel is Hoppy, Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for a Hoppy brew look this one up.
Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
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Reviewed by atomicbeer from New Mexico

3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Draft pint at The Duke of Somerset in Toronto. Light Amber color fine white head. Aroma of fruit cup. Citrus pith taste. Fairly thin. Decent. Had with their version of tikka Masala. Did a good job of cutting the spice.
Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.88 by JavierGC from Spain

Jun 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tall can, 28 FEB 2017 stamped on the bottom.

Pour is hazed lighter amber, last eggshell head, leaves loads of fine lacing.

Resiny hop nose..

More hop resins, and some bright grapefruit notes...decent if not overly special P.A.

Worth a try...another decent pale ale....
Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Determined419 from Ohio

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by Juiposa from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought a can of this at the beer store in Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent has nice pine and citrus presence. The taste leans bitter with citrus peel and pine but is easy to drink. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.
Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Jan 01, 2017
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