Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
Imperial IPA
4.07 | pDev: 9.09%
Jun 09, 2019
Aug 08, 2013
Notes: To be immodest one has to lack humility and decency. With our ‘Immodest’ Imperial IPA, we achieved just that! Obscene use of Citra and Simcoe hops will attack your senses with bright citrus fruit, balanced with earthy pine notes. The indecency doesn’t stop there, as it packs a wallop at 9% but you won’t notice because it drinks so remarkable smooth. Don’t worry, you’re modesty isn’t needed here!
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is quite strong at 9% abv and packs a whopping 85 IBUs to punch your taste buds, it poured a very slightly hazy golden yellow with a finger or so of head that faded over 5 mins down to a film. The nose is hoppy piney and grapefruit up front with some sweeter citrus following lightly in the rear for balance. The taste is similar and leaves a strong resiny aftertaste, feel is medium closer to the heavy side leaving the resin feeling almost sappy, carbonation is lightly prickling. Overall this comes together really nicely for a 9% IIPA. It is definitely one worth a try
Jun 09, 2019
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Rated by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours moderately cloudy pale copper with modest head. Piney citrusy. Flavour: bitterness marked tends to mask the tropical fruit malts.
Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Nunya from Ohio

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by knowyourown from Canada (ON)

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by jhodgert from Canada (QC)

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by AColtonOfBeer from Ohio

Jan 16, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

2.32/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Copper and modestly cloudy, with little carbonation of small and the occasional ginormous bubble. Topped with 2 fingers of yellow tinged head. Leaves a nice lacing.

Smells of crème brulee, burnt sugar forward with hints of burning rubber. The background is of citrus, candy and lemon cream.

The taste follows the nose. This beer is unfortunately old for an IPA. I now read on the bottom of the can ‘May 03 17’ which I assume is the canning date. It’s Dec 24th, 2017. I got this a week ago at LCBO, thanks LCBO. So all I get is an immodest assessment of this brew.

Medium body, moderate carbonation.

Drinking this Ontario brew in Quebec today. It at least holds up to the over aged Tuatara IIPA I had, making me think this once was a very good brew.
Dec 26, 2017
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Too emphatic in too many ways. Its very sweet and that brings tbis brew to its knees for me. Over the top hoppy as well. Lots of orange peel. And noticeably boozy. The problem is that it really doesnt hang together. No hsrmony.
Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can acquired on trip to Hamilton. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with decent whitish head. Fruity aroma with some tropical sweetness and slightly boozy. Taste of sweet hoppy citrus fruit, warming caramel malt, minimal bitterness - mildly boozy but not overpowering for 9%. Finishes smooth - too easy to drink this really good beer. Worth another trip to middle Canada.
Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 4.77 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

Oct 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Got this from the LCBO this past summer.

From a 16oz can into a pint glass.
IBU: 85
Hops: Magnum, Simcoe & Citra

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, foamy, medium looking white head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a full cap and leaves some lacing on the glass. Clear safety orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. A full cap remains until the end leaving lots of sticky lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts with caramel, toffee notes, melon, pine aromas and pineapple. Good mix and plenty aromatic.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel sweetness, melon and piney notes up front. Flavorful. A nice finish of caramel, pineapple, melon, piney flavors and some alcohol lingers on the palate. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat sticky for the style. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Good brew. This one is perhaps a touch boozier than it really needs to be, but that definitely doesn’t take away from the enjoyment factor here. Worth checking out if for sure. Cheers!
Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by BigGruntyThirst from Canada (ON)

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can: Poured a hazy bright amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of juicy hops with nice citrusy notes and light fruity ester. Taste is a mix of deep citrusy hops notes with some floral undertones and light fruity ester with some residual sugar and light dry caramel notes and very limited bitterness. Body is full with good carbonation. Enjoyable but also very filling IIPA with plenty of malt.
Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by kier from Canada (ON)

May 29, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by bryanzk from Canada (ON)

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
16oz Yankee pint at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver. Sunday afternoon brews, how immodest!

This beer appears a fairly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar chipped paint job lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of white grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus rind, gritty and grainy caramel malt, a twinge of hard water flintiness, and more edgy leafy, grassy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, muddled domestic citrus flesh, further pome fruity notes, and more testy earthy, resinous pine needle-esque, and perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate for the heavy lifting job requirements here, via its sturdy and stoic frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and rather smooth, with a decent creaminess arising as things warm up a wee bit. It finishes off-dry, the big bad malt still sparring with the lingering citrusy and verdant hops.

Overall, this is one of the better versions of the style that I have come across in a long while (or perhaps my memory and palate are just frazzled from all the fucking sours of late), and it is a lovely thing to behold. Big all around, and sporting a well-restrained 19-proof wowee sauce quotient. What's not to like here, my old friend?
Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by GJKerr from Canada (ON)

Sep 30, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by SmithyAlan from Canada (QC)

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by JonnyBeers from Canada (BC)

Aug 31, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by yasky from Canada (ON)

Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by papat444 from Canada (QC)

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a beautiful hazy, bright orange color. Thick head that settles at an easy 3 fingers but chunks of lacing as well. Flavor is pulpy orange, plush peaches and creamy as hell with touches of resin. So very drinkable. I've heard comparisons to Heady and will i agree to does ressemble, this one is just a step under Heady. But that's a huge compliment and i hope they make this year-round.
Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by nrbw23 from Ohio

Jun 23, 2016
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Well, if the proper hoppy ale is to not show all of her lupulin glory, then this beer has clearly overstepped her boundaries. A full-frontal hop display reveals all the citrus glory of new-world hop and all the raw and earthy bitterness of the old stuff.

Hazy amer and peach, Immodest pours with a rich lather of off-white foam and a long, stubborn persistence. Citrus and pine aromatics weave among the nose with a tinge of vodka-like spice. To taste, the verbose cakey sweetness is rich, creamy and withstanding of poundcake, pecan and caramel.

Larger than life, the bulk of residual malts and aggressive hops play out over the tongue with a sweep of caramel, cake, honey and toast as a quick rebuttal of tangerine, lemon and orange precede a dive of bitterness that takes place shortly after with deeply resinous pine, stewed citrus peels and an herbal medley that might stretch the palate into herbal dankness.

Beautiful in its finish, the beer isn't dry, but malty-balanced. Full for sure but seemingly lighter because of the hoppy lightness, the alcohol thinning and the citrusy brightness of the peripheries of taste lead to a comfortable level of drinkability that's uncommon for even the imperial IPA style. Trailing with cake and pine, the afterglow is more like an aftergo...go...go...
Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An odd side-taste accompanies this IPA, along with an unwelcome sweetness that lingers. Some like this beer very much and that is nice. But I am telling you right here, if you are into the wonderful world of IPAs at their highest level (a la Heady Topper, Sip of Sunshine, etc.), then you may want to skip this altogether.
Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by CantankerousCaveBear from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
473 ml can, canned on date of 08 April 2016. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. For the most part I think the flavor is similar to the aroma, but there's also some oranges and bready malt noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. Overall I thought this was a good brew, next time I'll have to try a fresher can. Unfortunately I wasn't able to buy a can until last weekend since I hadn't noticed it in the area before then. Definitely worth a try! $5.99 a single can.
May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by LanceH from Canada (ON)

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.71 by LaGuarns from Ohio

May 25, 2016
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