In this beer blog, we are going to get into Nickel Brook Brewery from Canada. The beer that we are going to get into is Head Stock India Pale Ale. There is not much information on their website about their history. I do know they are part of the group of craft breweries that is back by Canadian Government. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tropical fruit notes. The taste has a smooth light carbonated notes with hints of tropical fruit notes. The aftertaste has a slight bitter but it is dry crisp finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.nickelbrook.com):
About: We admit it. We have a problem… We love our hops. We especially adore the amazing science of hops! As homage to our favourite wonders of nature, we present to you our award-winning Headstock IPA. The flowering humulus lupulus hop-cone provides us with the vital acids, essential oils and resins that permeate throughout our IPA. The result is a deliciously obscene wallop of tropical fruit, citrus and pine flavours and aromas any hop-head would gladly give a DNA sample for. We conclude that hop science is one tasty passion.
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In the end, I was pretty impressed with this brew. I love the play on the words. It looks Nickelback, who is the Canada Hard Rock band. I love the tasting notes and this is one of best Canadian Craft beer that I had. I know that I have not had many. It is a pretty good IPA. I have to say that I had better. I would have this beer over the Flying Monkey Atom Smash Bomb IPA any day of the week. There is a better balance than Flying Monkey Brewery IPA. They put more thought behind on what hops to use in this beer. There is a nice well build malty backbone. I highly recommend this beer. I wish it was in Michigan or just the United States. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser