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

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3.92/5
Very Good
164 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:
#8,898
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
164
pDev:
8.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Jesterr44
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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 -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KelvinC
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samallison
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.39/5  rDev +12%
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 Erik-P
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/17/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down thew glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal hop astringency lingering after the finish. Good dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the low ABV and assertive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harp55
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cubbyZilla
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tykoop
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
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 MattCampbell
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
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 BillT916
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 164 ratings