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

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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:
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Added by TheSevenDuffs on 05-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of JavierGC
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dreamchaser
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tykoop
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

What every APA should strive to be.

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Photo of scottquiring
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HATS4BATS
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flavour and balance. Pours a murky, tangerine orange with the light carbonation expected from Nickel Brook line. Clear orange nose almost candy-like. Drinkable and creamy that blooms into a combination of citrus first, and powerful hops second. Impression and after-taste that lasts long after the bottle is done.

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Photo of elecnix
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akdo
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: The body was close to a dark shade of gold and looked unfiltered. While there was some static bubbles I saw some light carbonation. As for the head, it was white and one finger high. It receded to a small layer of foam.

Smell: The nose is the best part of the beer. While the pine wood was there, it was pleasantly dominated by lemon and zests of grapefruit. Hence the hint of sweetness.

Taste: Unfortunately, the palate didn't match the nose. The light bitterness was reminiscent of cereals and moved quickly to notes of pine woods. The latter notes exactly has the same taste, albeit lighter, than an IPA made with Cascade hops.

Feel: The beer was a little bit watery given that it moved from one taste to the last one. However, it was a refreshing beer. Other than that, the beer's bitterness lingers on our tongue and our windpipe.

Overall: This was my first APA. In terms of taste, Naughty Neighbour is simple. Nonetheless, I find it better brewed than other IPAs for it doesn't need spicy food to leave a slight burn in your throat. All in all, it is the best pub beer I have tried.

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Photo of MJ63
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A mighty fine bold pale ale, with a golden orange body, white lacy head, a nose full of mango and peach flesh hop notes, and a bright pine and pith close. There is plenty of hops, and it does dry and build over time. A lovely beer from our neighbor, and one I'd enjoy again.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- This one pours with a super nice off white head that is about two fingers thick and slowly settles into a thick dense film over the beer. The color of the ale is coppery gold haze and the carbonation appears to be mellow. Lacing is very nice too with lots of foamy bubbles stick to the side of the glass.

S- Nice robust hop presence is duly noted, with floral and fruity tones of strawberry-rhubarb upfront as well. There is a balancing malt sweetness that hits the nostrils and I think it really blends well together. Yeasty bread notes are also present and of course the finish is hoppy....fresh and hoppy!

T- The flavors are well rounded and balance well between sweet malts and floral leafy bitterness. There is a piney/citrus flavor and the sweetness found is somewhat like marmalade....with plenty of various rinds. The finish is fresh....grassy...Earthy, bitter, and it really helps cleanse the palate for the next taste.

M/O- Nice tight carbonation really exemplifies the full flavors found in this one. Balancing floral and citrus keep the alcohol in check and provide a solid medium bodied, yet refreshing Ale that is hard to believe doesn't come from the West Coast! Nicely done!

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Photo of Derek
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge aroma from some of my favourite hops. Pours a nice head, good retention and lace. Light to moderate body has a slight hop acidity. Solid bitterness, but not too assertive.

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Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RQuigley
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale - Better Bitters Brewing Co.
473ml Can / 4.9% / 38IBU / American Pale Ale (APA)
A > 3.5; mostly clean with a nice white head.
S > 4; -Pine aromas
T > 4.5; A very nice APA. Grape-fruity and pine.
M > 4.25; - Modest carbonation, dose bite back
Oall> 4.5; Great beer - Would buy this one again. !!!

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattCampbell
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyler_V2
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irishkyle21
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of baylz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jerboat
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RHF711
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fortyfield
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaisell
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterDeRoche
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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