Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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3.31/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
07-11-2013 15:22:55 | More by soju6
3.78/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
11-20-2012 05:07:09 | More by NuclearDolphin
3.05/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
09-17-2012 16:24:52 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.18/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
09-07-2012 17:43:07 | More by rangerred
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
2.58/5 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
Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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