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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:05 am

Blasphomet wrote:If you're talking about the sexy lady on the can then LOL.

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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Blasphomet » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:54 am

S. St. Jeb wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:If you're talking about the sexy lady on the can then LOL.

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I remember. Lol.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby darmokandjalad » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:29 am

Finally finished off that mystery pack earlier tonight. For me the order was C (NE IPA) > B (session IPA) > D (dry-hop sour) > A (stout)

It was tough choosing between C, B and D. I'd be fine with any of those three winning the vote. C and B were neck and neck, but ultimately I voted C, because in reality I'm way more likely to actually purchase a full-strength IPA vs. a session IPA.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby BeerIsGood » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:59 pm

Haven't tried the mystery pack, but LCBO online inventory says my local has a few, so I should pick one up. I've tried Bolshevik Bastard, Immodest IIPA, and Uncommon Element Brett Pale Ale for the first time recently and been very impressed with them all.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:56 am

Mystery Pack Number 2

Liked B the best.
A and C were OK.
Didn’t care so much for D
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Masterplan » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:44 pm

This mystery pack is a disaster, B is the least offensive offering.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby seangm » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:25 pm

I wonder if NB will just end up releasing all of them anyway, like they did with the first mystery pack lol
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby JerCraigs » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:47 am

seangm wrote:I wonder if NB will just end up releasing all of them anyway, like they did with the first mystery pack lol

Huh. Did they release all of them? I thought it was just the Wicked Awesome that got released?
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby walz22 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:20 am

I thought Lost in Orbit, Duplicitous, and Cheeky Bastard were all from that first mystery pack. Could be wrong though.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby seangm » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:24 pm

walz22 wrote:I thought Lost in Orbit, Duplicitous, and Cheeky Bastard were all from that first mystery pack. Could be wrong though.


Bingo. I recall someone asking about it on one of their social media channels and NB claimed they were different, but I'm not buying it. The mystery pack contained a session IPA (Orbit), salted sour (Duplicitous) and a lower ABV dry-ish stout (Cheeky). I tried them all, mystery and above releases, and they were pretty much the same beers perhaps with slight refinements.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:35 pm

Masterplan wrote:This mystery pack is a disaster, B is the least offensive offering.


that was the beer I voted for and enjoyed the most. the beers in the pack are good for the price but man should of released this in the Summer.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby seangm » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 am

I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstock (A), Wicked Awesome (B) and Lost in Orbit (C)- the jury is still out on D. They could've pushed the boundaries a bit here, or like the first pack picked multiple styles.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby cboden » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:02 pm

seangm wrote:I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstock (A), Wicked Awesome (B) and Lost in Orbit (C)- the jury is still out on D. They could've pushed the boundaries a bit here, or like the first pack picked multiple styles.


I don't want to be a doomsayer, but maybe this is what happens without Ryan Morrow as the brewmaster :(
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby seangm » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:46 pm

cboden wrote:
seangm wrote:I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstock (A), Wicked Awesome (B) and Lost in Orbit (C)- the jury is still out on D. They could've pushed the boundaries a bit here, or like the first pack picked multiple styles.


I don't want to be a doomsayer, but maybe this is what happens without Ryan Morrow as the brewmaster :(


Yep, that could very well be the case. I've been noticing some consistency issues as of late too, particularly with Headstock to the point that I've stopped buying it for the time being.

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