Nickel Brook Immodest | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by jrenihan on 08-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kier
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryanzk
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrenaline
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.14/5  rDev +1%
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?

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Photo of GJKerr
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yasky
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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...

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
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, Slip of Sunshine, etc.), then you may want to skip this altogether.

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of LanceH
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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