Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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1.88/5 rDev -41.6%
This had a Heineken-like skunk to it. This tastes nothing like an IPA, and certainly nothing like an American IPA. Sorry but I really thought about pouring this out. It got worse as it got warmer. Given the very high price, I will never buy this again.
06-16-2012 02:21:33 | More by Runofthemiller
2.08/5 rDev -35.4%
Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a clear strawy-yellow color with a small white head and sparse lacing. The nose is very, very grainy and doesn't really carry any hops at all. I can say the same thing about the flavor, which is quite unfortunate. Perhaps the mildest bit of citrus lingering in the background, but only if I really search for it. Light to medium body and no real bitterness.
06-09-2011 21:20:28 | More by Thorpe429
2.48/5 rDev -23%
Received as an extra in a recent trade. I'm freaking killing myself to down all of these ipa and dipa extras from trades! Please send stouts/porters/whatever with a decent shelf life.
A- Looks okay, good, not great
S- Not too much there to smell. Okay at best
T- This is where is goes south rather quickly. Fuck it. If you make an IPA or a DIPA it should be MANDATORY that you date it. Either this is old or it is just plain not too good. tastes like syrupy straw. Pass
O- Stay away unless you know it's fresh. Even than I'd try something else.
07-02-2011 05:16:35 | More by sendsilk
2.58/5 rDev -19.9%
12oz bottle. I see no date but probably old.
Central Waters globe
A: Pours a yellow orange color. Barely any head even though there looks to be good carbonation. Not leaving much lacing.
S: Initially smells of cardboard. Trying to dig in and get either fruit or pine but it's all died off.
T: This is not my kind of IPA. It mentioned citrus and floral hop notes but I don't get any of that. There is some hop bitterness but not sure what I am tasting aside from maltiness. It's an old beer. Wonder if the fresh would produce more hop flavor? The close is the normal IPA bitterness.
M: Medium bodied.
06-04-2012 15:06:03 | More by inlimbo77
2.68/5 rDev -16.8%
Bottle has an inkjet code on the bottom of the bottle, a possible julian date of "1141" which would be April 2011.
Pours placidly into a goblet, yielding a moderate sized head of cream colored foam on top of a hazed dark orange body. Head settles after a few minutes, leaving a collar of drippy lace behind.
Smells like floral hops and caramel, impression of the "stock recipe" middle of the road IPA right off the bat.
Tastes like old caramels from last halloween and grass clippings. A buttery sweet and alternately bitter taste. Specialty malt and meager hops... sort of a dull melange of mediocre flavors. Body is medium, light on carbonation and a bit sweet. Pass.
03-14-2012 02:14:24 | More by emerge077
2.7/5 rDev -16.1%
Bright orange color with towering white head and tons of soapy lacing.
Most sweet aroma with caramel, toffee and mild herbal hop.
Flavor is sweet and follows the nose. Hint of rye. Hops are weak for the style with a subtle medicinal character that doesn't take charge. Unbalanced.
Medium bodied. Weak carbonation makes it feel watery. Not much texture.
Undesirable. With the popularity of this style, you would think that microbreweries would have figured out how to make them by now. Avoid!
04-17-2012 03:53:45 | More by bnes09
2.78/5 rDev -13.7%
A: Hazy amber in color. Forms a nice inch or so of off-white head that offers up some good retention. Some spotty lacing.
S: Rather muted nose. Maybe some grainy caramel malts and some light citrus hops.
T: On the malty side of the spectrum for an IPA. Lightly sweet caramel malts mixed with seltzer. Minimal citrus hops. A little grapefruit. The faintest accent of pine. A mild to moderate bitterness. Malty sweetness on the finish. Not necessarily a malt bomb, but not exactly much in the hop department either.
M: Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation.
O: A below average IPA. Malty, underhopped, and overcarbonated with nothing going for other than not being bad enough to drain pour.
08-04-2011 01:33:54 | More by Florida9
2.83/5 rDev -12.1%
A-Pours out a sunset orange,mildly hazy body that was topped by 2 1/2 inches of dense,bone white foam that reluctantly shrunk away leaving considerable rings of lace.
S-Restrained citrus and stonefruit,wheat toast,caramelized nuts and a minerally,vitamin-like finish on the nose.
T-Kind of drab.Second American IPA I've had in the last week that was too English.Lifeless hop presence,wet bread,some caramel sweetness and some cracker-like malts.This beer has an identity crisis.It's stuck somewhere between English IPA and Amber Ale.
M-Light to medium bodied with a slight hop bite and subtle dryness on the finish.
05-06-2011 11:55:38 | More by StlHopHead77
2.83/5 rDev -12.1%
One finger head over a rich, unfiltered, golden color....quite pleasing. Head dissipates rapidly but lacing persists.
Aroma of rich, sweet, eclectic malts. I'm getting ripe banana and peach undertones with a hint of caramel.
Taste - slightly bitter with the same aftertaste. The rich malts prevelant in the aroma are all but hidden -- vieled behind heavy carbonation and mildly bitter monotone hops. Taste is very much a disappointment given the exciting appearance and aroma. Not much going on here at all.
Mouthfeel overwhelmed by heavy carbonation.
Drinkability is nice due to a light and frothy hit on the palette.
Overall, a slightly below average run-of-the mill IPA with little to shout about. Quite bland in fact and the monotone, slightly bitter hops, could use an injection of "spicey" eclectic flavor. One thing this beer has going for it is a light mouthfeel which bodes well for a sunny afternoon IPA rather than the heavy and bitter dinner companion which I much prefer.
11-19-2011 03:35:42 | More by Kitt
2.85/5 rDev -11.5%
Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.
Wooden nickels are ruining the economy! ...ahem... This stuff pours a partly-cloudy sunrise amber topped by over a finger of off-white foam. The nose is filled with dry, woody pine, with a touch of mild caramel way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the caramel is muc stronger now, and, unfortunately, everything else comes across as harshly bitter on the tongue. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I can't say that I'm a fan of this IPA, though I've had many that were much worse. Either way, I'm probably not gonna be picking up another one of these any time soon.
01-23-2012 06:02:52 | More by TMoney2591
2.98/5 rDev -7.5%
Served in a wine glass. Beer is yellow and has a small white head with very little lacing, low carbonation, looks OK.
Hello? Hops? HELLO? You're an IPA right? All I smell is grains.
There is a mild hop flavor in the late midpalate with only a hint of bitterness on the back. Not a whole lot of anything. Boring boring thin thin not and IPA IPA.
06-17-2011 18:04:23 | More by drabmuh
Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
75 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.