Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale AleNickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale
BA SCORE
80.5%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 159 ratings
Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale AleNickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
nickelbrook.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by TheSevenDuffs on 05-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,962
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
159
Liked:
128
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
8.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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

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Photo of swim
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ewpass
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atomicbeer
3.52/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
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....

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

Photo of Determined419
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Juiposa
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of groleau
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHF711
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought at the brewery, 473 mL can, enjoyed a few degrees above fridge temperature in a standard pint glass. (all I had handy)

Aroma: Pleasant light citrus hops upon opening, some pine, but a light smell overall.
Look: Lightly golden & slightly cloudy - typical pale ale with smaller than average head & less than average lacing.
Taste: Nice floral & citrus hops with mild pine & cut grass but a touch unbalanced as the malt tastes seem a bit separated from the pleasant beginning. It tastes like an IPA light, which I guess it is.
Feel: Not quite full, not quite smooth. It's fine, but nothing special.
Overall: A decent pale ale, & at 4.9% ABV, you can enjoy more of these than many of the heftier PAs. But with that comes the fact that it tastes that way as well. A little lighter in every way & even though the bitterness on the finish is very mild, it's not quite the mouth pleasing bitterness you would find in a very well balanced PA.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of KelvinC
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 80.5% out of 100 with 159 ratings
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