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

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tapman on 12-17-2010

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
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 34
Photo of alleykatking
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a light hazed darker amberish golden color. Two finger eggshell white head shows good retention. Large thick streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Grapefruit in the front of the beer comes in lightly along with a hint of caramel malt. All the aroma of the frontend like the backend is muted. Some orange like aroma toward the middle. Ending of the aroma has semi-sweet caramel malts mixing with earthy piney hops. No real alcohol aroma is present.

T- Caramel malts in the front of the beer gives way to a light grapefruit hop. To me the hopping in the beer is lighter in the flavor than in the aroma. Carmael underbody shines in this beer with a light piney hop bite in the ending. Alcohol is light and semi-sweet lacking a big bite.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts and citrus hops are what's left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly caramel malts, light alcohol, and piney hops. Medium alcohol drying on the palate. Flavors are balanced for the style in more or else of a English style to me. No off flavors at all.

O- A nice sessionable IPA that has a little higher ABV than most session beers. A tad on the sweet side at times this beer is clean and has some nice crispness to it. A good simple drinking IPA from Crown Valley.

Photo of Tone
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper/golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of floral hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, and slight pale malt. Even on draft, at the brewery, this was served in a frosted glass. When first tasted, again from a frosted glass, the floral aspect was overpowering and off-putting. It tasted as if you were licking a wax plant. As the beer warmed, this completely went away, and was a balanced beer. I still can't get over them serving this so cold.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fairly solid IPA, now available in Atlanta in sixpacks. Somewhat grainy overall, but with a nice bitter hop presence that marries well with the grain. In fact, I'd say the graininess even gives the hops a bit of structure. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with a decent head and some nice lacing. Smells quite grainy, a bit floral, and with some citrus pith. The taste is similar, but a bit more hop presence. The finish is curiously short, and even a bit watery, which does detract a bit from the beer overall. There is a late bitterness that makes for a nice bite at the very end. Smooth, and not very chewy despite all of the graininess. Overall, quite pleasant if a bit too heavy on the grain and a bit simple.

Photo of TheSarge
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderately leveled IPA ABV wise. This should be a pretty well balanced brew.

Poured this into a half liter grand pilsner glass, and it produces about four fingers of white cranium, and has a dark golden colored body with only a slight haze.

The aroma and taste is citrusy with grapefruit, a little perfume in the mix, and maybe some floral character too.

Mouth feel wise, this is loaded with carbonation and makes this brew a bit on the prickly side. There is a good hops presence here, so there is an oily presence along with a feel of prickly pine.

At first I was standoffish about this brew, but it holds up pretty well for a lighter ABV content for an American style IPA. Now I'm glad to try such a brew!

Photo of biggred1
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep, bronze with a million tiny suspended particles(this may not be the freshest sample) and a dense meringue-like head that leaves sticky lace all down the glass. Orange peel, pine sap and toasted grain in the aroma. Pale malts and subdued fruity hops. Well balanced but lacking the flavor concentration I look for in an IPA. Medium bodied with nice heft and smooth carbonation. An easy drinker and a decent session IPA.

Photo of jwinship83
3.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle picked up for $1.79 as a single. drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out of the bottle a copper colored body with a somewhat large eggshell colored head on top. the head lasts for a while before falling, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- the first thing i notice about the nose are the hops, and there are more than i was expecting. lots of grapefruit and pine. a little bit of orange in here also. lastly, there is some balancing caramel malts which give off a somewhat sweet odor.

T- the taste starts out with the sweet caramel malts i could smell. after that comes the hops. the grapefruit and pine i could smell so strongly come through as i expected. the orange i could smell comes through alot stronger than i would have guessed.

M- light bodied bordering on medium. lots of carbonation. nicely bitter.

D- this was better than i was expecting. so far i havnt been too thrilled with the limited selection i have tried from this brewery. the price was right, i can see myself trying this one again. it probably wont be making my regular rotation though.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a slightly hazy orange body with a bubbly off-white merange that pushes out of the bottle when opened. There is a boiling carbonation of big bubbles.
S- The orange hops aroma has a slight bitterness followed by a sweet malt aroma that is a bit softer and has some honey and caramel malt qualities to it. As the beer opens up there is more of a raw grain aroma that comes through.
T- The orange and pine hops linger with a slight pungency and are supported by a slightly sweet biscuit and honey malt flavor . M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a big scrubbing bubble fizz.
D- This beer has a nice flavor with the light sweetness balancing the hops that are just a bit citrus forward. Everything is balanced in the beer making it very drinkable.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Copper, bronze, and honey colored amber with a huge head of foam that slowly recedes from a mountian, to the shape of a brain with lots of stickage. The copius, slow bubbling adds to the overall awesome look of this beer.

Citric hop aromas meld with some melba toast crackers for a simple, straight forward IPA aroma.

The taste starts with meium citric bitterness upfront and maybe some pinapple rinds. The middle is a nice toasty mlat of crackers, toasted white bread, and a little caramel. The finish is all hops and bitter orange peel with a heavy, long lasting metallic twang on the tastebuds.

The mouthfeel is well carbonated, but tinny. This takes away from the sessionability of this IPA greatly.

Photo of tapman
4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label says dark honey-brown colors, but I'm going to go with medium honey color and light brown. Giant, billowing white foam head sits atop a body with signs of visible gunk floating around, which I assume to be yeast, which to me equals good. I don't see any on the bottom of the bottle, however, and I wasn't too rough with the opening or the pouring so go figure.

A little toffee and a decent amount of spicy hops make up the majority of the nose for this brew. Also I get some citrus (lemon zest) and a hint of biscuit and toast. I appreciate the complexity, the highs and lows, of this brew.

Biscuit, light toast, bitter orange, sweet lemon, a little grass and a very clean yeast strain gives off only a hint of fruitiness that supports the hops. Moderate bitterness in the finish is also clean, not sticky.

Nice soft chew texture while remaining refreshing.

A great beer. The malt reminds me of an English style IPA, but the hops are definitely American. I am constantly disappointed by IPAs with the toffee-like malt taste, but this one balances the two styles pretty well.

By the way...I added this brew!

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