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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:46 pm
by beerstodiscover
Tried Beer D, the dry-hopped sour. It's pretty good. It's a light beer at 4.0% and proportionately weak in aroma and flavour, but it's tasty. Very quenching. Tropical fruit and citrus, shades of Five-Alive. I could drink a lot of this on a hot day. It's too bad this can is 5-weeks old, and this pack just hit shelves. I'd like to try it fresher or even a 5-6% abv version.

Also, there is no mystery. Styles are indicated on the cans. I think it's a was a good idea, but there's no way LCBO will allow a true mystery pack.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:42 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
beerstodiscover wrote:Tried Beer D.... I could drink a lot of this on a hot day.

beerstodiscover wrote:I'd like to try... a 5-6% abv version.


Hmmmm... lol


I do question if this is a unique beer or just Duplicitous. Also wondering if Beer A is just Half Bastard. I’m probably wrong, but doesn’t stop me from wondering.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:44 pm
by mgmoney
Yup I think these are just retreads if beers already brewed: drank D and Duplicitous one after the other...bruh...same beer and the pale ale is that not just Naughty Neighbor.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:22 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
The pale ale and ipa are definitely new I’d say.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:16 pm
by S. St. Jeb
I've tried all four now. All are fine beers.

The two IPAs have strong notes of pineapple. Not my favourite take on the style, but nothing wrong with them.

The stout is nice a dry, perhaps a little thin.

I really like the sour, but have far less to compare it against. I agree it might just be Duplicitous.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 am
by beerstodiscover
S. St. Jeb wrote:I really like the sour, but have far less to compare it against. I agree it might just be Duplicitous.


How duplicitous.


I polished off the pack and I must say this is one of the better mix packs out there. I'd go Sour>IPA>Stout>Session IPA. I thought the stout packed a lot of flavour punch for a 4.5% beer.

I voted for the sour. I'd love to see this regularly available at the LCBO for around the $3 mark. Call it poor-man's Jelly King.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:51 am
by Napalm Frog
I agree, pretty solid pack. My personal ranking was SIPA > NEIPA > Gose > Stout. The lack of body and near 0 head retention on the stout was disappointing, but the coffee/chocolate flavour was nice. The SIPA really packed a citrus punch, was blown away how much flavour it had. NEIPA and Gose decent enough,

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:55 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
SIPA > Sour > IPA > Stout

One of a very few session IPA’s I’d actually drink, so it wins for that alone.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:09 pm
by Quotashun
IPA > Sour > SIPA > Stout for me... solid pack.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:37 pm
by sofakingdrunk
Different strokes and alll that.....just finished the sipa and wasn't a fan. Very thin(to be expected I guess)but I found it really needed more malt balance. I'd never buy this is a single sipa. I also had a fuckload of yeast floaties. I've had the stout and found it pretty tasty, something I'd buy. Drinking the sour right now and I like it. I'd buy a decent amount of this in the summer, reminds me a lot of CA's Gose

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:27 pm
by Masterplan
For me: D>C>A>B.

Nothing was bad, but nothing was exceptional, and won't be revisiting.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:43 pm
by sofakingdrunk
Finished the pack off with the neipa on Boxing Day. I thought it was really really good. Nice tropical fruit flavours, well balanced and great mouthfeel. Again, lots of big yeast floaties. For me it's the best IPA I've had from nickelbrook and i would buy this on a regular basis for sure.
Overall, is rank the beers: neipa>sour>stout>sipa. With the neipa and sour probably being the only two I'd buy regularly.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:45 am
by Blasphomet
So any thoughts on the Kentucky and Cuvee this year?

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:48 am
by portwood
Blasphomet wrote:So any thoughts on the Kentucky and Cuvee this year?

Just one irrelevant opinion here:
- I like the direction they took on the bottle size (even better would have been the Founders 355ml option), but
- When a startup brewery (Rouge River) can sell a barrel aged RIS for $1 less than an established outfit (NB) you know NB jumped the shark on price.

So, I stocked up on Founders, Rouge River Never Say Never BARIS, and various other options.

(NBs attitude on Naughty Neighbour is also still a factor in my beer buying decisions...)

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:25 pm
by Blasphomet
If you're talking about the sexy lady on the can then LOL.