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Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The IPA is hopped while in the brew kettle and is dry hopped twice more through the brewing process. During fermentation dry leaf hops were added and they also added dry leaf hops during the finishing process.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: tapman on 12-17-2010)
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Photo of soju6


3.31/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, fruit and some malt sweetness in the background.

T: Taste of grapefruit, some malt sweetness and a bit of spice. Decent bitterness and a fairly clean finish with just a bit of pine lingering.

F: Medium body, crisp but a tad short on flavor.

O: Decent IPA, nothing over the top.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 15:22:55 | More by soju6
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-04-2013 20:28:00 | More by dexterk1
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

07-03-2013 21:41:03 | More by memphischas
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-17-2013 15:06:05 | More by slapperloon
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-17-2013 13:46:19 | More by ubenumber2
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

05-14-2013 22:44:45 | More by Tertullian007
Photo of WoodBrew


3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

05-05-2013 03:46:36 | More by WoodBrew
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-01-2013 12:02:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Orange with a rather strong haze. Head is about 3 fingers in width with a soapy makeup. Good amount of lacing along the sides as well.

Smell - Pungent Floral Hops, Yeasts, Caramel, and Citrus. Definitely a sweeter smelling IPA and rather pleasant.

Taste - Strong Floral Hops, Resin, and Yeasts. The more it warms up, the more of a sweet malty/caramel characteristic that comes out. The change is quite nice

Mouthfeel - It's got a slightly heavy body with some mild carbonation. It's not crisp but it's alright.

Overall - It's a good IPA that doesn't do anything too spectacular, but the progressive sweetness that the flavor takes on is worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 05:07:09 | More by NuclearDolphin
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2012 17:50:06 | More by jharris0624
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3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tan and clear with a few small rising bubbles and a fluffy white head with some staying power and pretty good lacing.

Biscuit and floral aromas, not terribly hoppy for an IPA, I'm getting more caramel malts than hops really.

Flavor follows right along. It's biscuit and caramel malty, with a decent woody piney hops crispness and lightly spicy bite to it.

Could use a touch more carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Slightly slick, alternately sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

It's probably more of a pale ale to me than an IPA. Not bad, certainly plenty drinkable, but not an especially outstanding IPA. Re-package it as a pale ale and i bet the ratings go up.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 16:24:52 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-15-2012 23:02:42 | More by Moby
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3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange with a one finger off white head. Just a little bit of lacing.

Aroma of citrus hops along with a little bit of dark bready malt. Some spicyness to the aroma as well.

The flavor is pretty middle of the road for in IPA. Citrus hop notes fairly well balanced by bready maltiness. There is some biscuit in there along with perhaps a touch of rye spice. Bitterness is moderate for an IPA leading to a clean finish.

Overall, a drinkable beer but nothing really makes it stand out. Worth drinking if you find it but not something I would go out of my way for.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 17:43:07 | More by rangerred
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-01-2012 02:08:02 | More by bpop23
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

08-20-2012 23:50:39 | More by Blind
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-06-2012 02:46:17 | More by zekeman17
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-06-2012 01:11:29 | More by brn9000
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

07-06-2012 15:31:10 | More by Skycarp33
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1.88/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:21:33 | More by Runofthemiller
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

06-10-2012 02:09:40 | More by mkdeezy
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2.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 15:06:03 | More by inlimbo77
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-15-2012 14:42:53 | More by FreshZ
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2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 03:53:45 | More by bnes09
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-01-2012 03:36:30 | More by coldriver
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2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:14:24 | More by emerge077
Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
75 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.