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

Wooden Nickel India Pale AleWooden Nickel India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
23.2%
Liked This Beer
3.24 w/ 99 ratings
Wooden Nickel India Pale AleWooden Nickel India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States
crownvalleybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by tapman on 12-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,071
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
99
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.24/5
pDev:
16.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crown Valley Brewing "Wooden Nickel IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, CLaymont, DE
It's a shame that Crown Valley doesn't put any freshness dating on their beer.

Appearance: Hazy deep-amber/orange with orange and gold highlights. Frothy head of off-white holds well and leaves some decent lacing about the glass. It appears to have yeast sediment at the base of the bottle, signaling a bottle-conditioned beer.

Aroma: Oxidized, exaggerated caramel malt. A bit of cardboard. Some moderate fruitiness, basically apple. NO HOPS.

Flavor: Beyond the oxidized maltiness there's a subtle tang that might be coming from yeast (it does appear to be bottle-conditioned), or which might be coming from somewhere else. The fruitiness found in the nose is confirmed: mild apple and dull berry. Some leafy and grassy hops remain. Solid bitterness. The bottle lists it as 60 BU's but I'm sensing it as more like 45-50, perhaps because of the maltiness. Residual golden-caramel maltiness remains in the lingering finish along with a subtle spiciness and thin thread of tartness. After a few moments the maltiness fades and the bitterness rises, showing that there is something to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge, but also a thin cutting edge of tartness. Moderate carbonation. Malty and smooth.

Overall: As this is clearly a damaged beer I'll have to try to secure a fresher sample; or should I even bother taking another chance on a $1.99 bottle that has no date or coding? I'll blame both Crown Valley and Total Wine & More for this, but ultimately the burden falls on the brewer. As it stands I can hardly call it an IPA, not even one in the English vein. A strong ale, yes, but it lacks hops across the board. Hedonistically, well that went out the window with the first oxidized whiff. Disappointing.

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Photo of bundy462
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not malty than a standard IPA. Lacking in punch generally. Just not my style IPA.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
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Wooden Nickel India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 23.2% out of 100 with 99 ratings
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