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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Gunslinger Double India Pale AleGunslinger Double India Pale Ale

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale starts with a rich malt base to which we add hops, hops and more hops. This skillful blend of malt sweetness and aggressive hoppiness will rule your senses! After the addition of Columbus, simcoe, centennial and citra hops at various points of the brewing process, we reach the final IBU count of 93.

93 IBU

(Beer added by: tweeder263 on 11-22-2011)
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Kitt

Delaware

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a light golden, somewhat unfiltered, with very little head and virtually no lace.

Aroma of rich, over-ripe citrus, blended with maple syrup. Quite appealing - I'm picking up banana, peaches, and apricot.

Taste: rich and eclectic malts similar to overall aroma. Hops fade in and become momentarily strong but rapidly dissipate. For a double IPA, the hops are quite mild overall and of a very tame bitterness. I prefer a much more bitter taste than this IPA offers but oddly enough the hops are well balanced with the rich and flavorful malts.

Mouthfeel: heavy viscuous, almost syrup-like, and lightly carbonated. Reminiscent of a very heavy barley-wine.

Drinkibility: Honestly, I feel like I am eating this beer it is so heavy! ABV is not overwhelming for a double IPA - 8.3%. I find that rather pleasant in itself.

Overall this beer is like a heavy barley-wine mixed with a mild IPA rather than a double. It's a fairly unique combination and worth a try. The beer is best saved for a single desert serving as the richness and heavy nature undoubtedly limits the drinkibility. I can't find much to complain about this un-usual double IPA yet it's not really my style. I prefer a more bitter double IPA, less fruity, and a bit lighter with higher ABV. But I'm glad to know this beer and I would recommend it -- if for nothing else it's unusual combinations.

01-14-2012 02:51:02 | More by Kitt
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

Kind of an odd find at Harris Teeter today.Poured into a nonic a dull honey orange color with a nice sticky half finger slight off white head that leftsome chunks of foam as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of sugar sweetness in the nose along with some drunken apricot and oarange-like hops.Has a nice full creamy feel and it glides down easily.Flavors are on the sweet side with deep caramel and sugary sweetness,a little more sweetness from the alcohol comes into play as well,hops are pretty subdued for a 93 IBU beer,some apricots and orange rind lingers.It's not a bad beer but to me miscategorized by the brewery with it's flavor profile.Okay but not anything to see out in my opinion.

08-28-2013 21:02:35 | More by oberon
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -8.6%

Amber hued with a fairly hazy complexion. An inch thick eggshell white head resting on top. Light Brussels lacing. Hop aroma is somewhat earthy and dominates the nose. The taste is earthy to somewhat piney hops. There's plenty of malt to back up the hop presence. The mouth is a bit chalky but fairly easy to quaff considering the strength.

08-10-2014 00:31:14 | More by Franziskaner
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Skycarp33

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.9%

07-06-2012 15:30:44 | More by Skycarp33
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2014 00:28:48 | More by cmwilliq
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-27-2012 00:30:22 | More by ltdantheman
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tweeder263

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

pours out a golden thick beer , with a light 1 finger thick head .Smells surprisingly balanced, sweet and hoppy. Taste is also balanced, advertised as 93 IBU theres plenty of malt sweetness to keep everything in check. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, something i expect in a heavy beer such as this. Overall a good DIPA, priced right, something to have once in a while.

11-22-2011 00:41:29 | More by tweeder263
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mempath

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -35.3%

very nice appearance...sticky, beautiful lacing that looks like splash marks...thick then thins out in a sort of fractal manner. nice. deep golden color...more opaque-ish than hazy.

very sweet pronounced nose. hops, yeah, but more like nitro-malts.

taste: very 'balanced'...for a split second...hops and malts pretty much 50-50. but the lightspeed transition to finish falls apart....the hops depart and the sweetness takes over. and it lingers. the nose really suggests the taste that follows...this is the last bottle from the 6-pack and so it's is my last visit to the Crown Valley Saloon for the moment. and--at bottle #6--it's still a bit too sweet and sticky. rather cloying. if anything this needs to be paired with food. it did go well the other day with hashbrowns-n-eggs the other day. just too sweet for my taste. on target sort of with regards to style, but it's a matter of balance. the taste makes it feel thick, but it's really rather thin and easily quaffable. be careful at that ABV...overall, worth trying a bottle to compare. don't waste it on the 6 pack or more unless you like sweetness. there's just not enough hop blast here to make it worth it. maybe it needs a slice of orange.

01-16-2012 20:21:05 | More by mempath
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-09-2013 21:38:30 | More by jheezee
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the1stfo

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-02-2013 19:05:03 | More by the1stfo
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Not super high on this brewery, but every once in a while they do alright...

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Superior head retention & near perfect lacing, plus a touch hazy

S: Breadyness & grassiness, pears & pineapples plus fusel alcohol

T: Much maltyness, faint pineyness & orange hop notes up front, a touch of honey malt & some pineapple & pear. Dryness, nice cakey maltyness, slight boozeyness & nice tropical fruittyness as this warms. Finishes with doughyness, pineapple, grassiness & some boozeyness, plus a touch of aspirin & much orchard fruit

MF: Chewy with slight carbonation, some stickyness. Nicely balanced, starts thinning out as it warms

Drinks fairly easy, way better than I expected. Not great for the style, but well worth a try. On the edge of being good, needs a little more finesse, a little less sledge hammer

09-02-2013 05:06:19 | More by russpowell
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Scott231

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

Redder in color than expected. The Brewery's description hooked me with the talk of hops, hops , and hops but their flavor is quite light. Good but light considering the wonderful hoppy aroma. Feels real good in your mouth and on the way down. Absolutely no citrusy tastes so I'll not be too interested in another.

08-01-2014 18:26:44 | More by Scott231
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Dduquette

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-09-2014 20:17:01 | More by Dduquette
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tr9871

Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%

Just picked this up to try based on price point. At 8.99 a sixer I had very low expectations. Those were quickly surpassed when I first popped the cap. I drank it warm (60-65) per the bottle's request. The aroma was very nice with lots of piney and citrusy hops. Poured great, very effervescent, with a moderately lasting head. Taste was great: lots of malt, lots of hops, just a good balance going on. The 93 IBU's are nicely set off by a sweet, deep malty character. This beer feels great going down, and the 9% abv is dangerously hidden. I will definitely be picking more up soon!

09-20-2013 16:07:11 | More by tr9871
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-19-2013 04:30:46 | More by DarthTremens
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2013 20:29:11 | More by dexterk1
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-25-2013 23:10:38 | More by YogiBeer
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mac10thmtn


2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

01-08-2013 03:34:15 | More by mac10thmtn
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.4%

04-06-2014 02:19:34 | More by jsh420
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2013 00:04:36 | More by Joey-bags1990
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-12-2013 00:13:27 | More by buzzy
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-16-2013 22:42:37 | More by Gmartin75
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 21:47:21 | More by jaydoc
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-11-2013 20:32:09 | More by campfirebrew
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

Crown Valley Gunslinger has an extremely thick, foamy, spongy, off-white head, an initially clear (hazes up when the bottom caked contents are swished and poured in), orange, bubbly appearance, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is very odd- soapy? biscuit? Can't say. Taste is sweetness, white bread, floral hops, and mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Crown Valley Gunslinger finishes mostly dry and easy going. No alcohol and not much bitterness is picked up, here.

RJT

04-01-2014 16:51:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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