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

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
160 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:
#8,467
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
160
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
36
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samallison
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harp55
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mousel
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cubbyZilla
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tykoop
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
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 +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommo
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For canada, this is pretty good. Nice hop flavor on a light very low malt pale ale. Not bursting with hops, but compared to other canadian pale ales we tried this was good

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Our award winning APA pays homage to our naughty neighbors to the South, as our American Pale Ale has something for everyone! For hop lovers, the huge citrus and pine aromas greet the nose and continue on the palate leaving a remarkably easy drinking crisp, dry finish. We pack all this flavour into a brew that is 4.9% ABV, which gives a hugely sessionable beer that is perfectly refreshing!" Brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale, available in 16 oz. cans.

Poured from a 16 oz. can to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a pastel white color over a mildly hazy medium amber body with abundant, relaxed carbonation and moderate clarity. Retention is good, lacing is moderate and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Crystal malt syrups, biscuit malt, smooth graininess, with a note of fruity, buttery yeast, and juicy fruity hop aromas. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Biscuit malts with a smooth syrup and grainy body, with a soft yeast profile generating fruit and nutty undertones, mildly accentuated by a delicate fruity and earthy hop profile with a mild bitterness. Finishes moderately dry, sits a bit heavier on the palate than expected for the style. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual, silky smooth and medium-dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style and medium overall. Balance is nearly even bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A solid American Pale Ale with slightly more emphasis on the nuttiness and fruitiness of the malt body and yeast profile, comes off a bit more like an English Pale Ale with some slight American influences, mainly in the hops and malt profiles. Another solid beer by the Better Bitters/ Nickel Creek brewing, but not so overly impressive that I feel a need to revisit it again soon. 3.75

Better Bitters Brewing Co.'s
Naughty Neighbor American Pale Ale
3.69/5.00

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Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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