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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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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Winston_Smith

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this bad boy on tap at The Blue Agave in Belleville, IL on 12/6/12.

Appearance: Pretty deep burnt golden orange coor with two fingers of head and fantastic lacing until the beer was gone. Hell yeah!

Smell: Hoppier than Bugs Bunny with some citrus undertones.

Taste: Super hoppy like you'd expect, but pleasantly balanced by the remaining grapefruit citrus and other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body that I was surprised to feel for a DIPA. Nice carbonation.

Overall: I'd try it again. It was a pleasant experience for an IPA fan. I'd like to give it another shot because I may have been a bit drunk.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 18:29:41 | More by Winston_Smith
More User Reviews:
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TaylorSohn

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2014 20:08:59 | More by TaylorSohn
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is a solid, honey-amber colored hue with a very thick, fluffy, white head. Caramel malt and pine sap aromas make up the bulk of the aroma. Toasted grain with a balanced and complementary hop bitterness make up the bulk of the flavor; toffee. Medium bodied with a smooth, silky mouthfeel.

I picked up this bottle along with an assortment of other regional beers while traveling through Missouri a month ago. This DIPA is a nice find and something I'd gladly revisit. At 9.0% ABV, it's a biggin' yet there is no boozy quality noted and the malt and hop components balance out well. This beer definitely comes across more malt-forward overall with the hop profile being more of a bittering counterpoint. Not a west coast hop bomb but still unmistakeably an IPA-styled brew. Very good...

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 22:40:52 | More by beergoot
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 02:43:04 | More by Ultimate
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Savor snifter.

Pours a hazy orange color with two fingers of billowing foam that takes several minutes to settle down. Bottle conditioned. Aroma has a mix of toasted malt flavors and roused yeast. A twinge of sour as well?

First sip has a harsh hop flavor. Very bitter with a strange yeasty off flavor. Not a hop profile I've tasted before, it is really a hodgpodge of mostly earthy hop flavor with a strong sweet backbone of toasted malt. It is just not balanced or harmonious at all. As it warms, the maltiness comes through more, and it gets a little better.

This really isn't what I'm looking for in an IIPA. Either give me a flavorful hop bomb or a nice blend between the strong malt backbone and complementary hop flavors. This kind of tries to do both.

I went out on a limb and got a 6'er from a brewery I've never heard of before. Regretting that decision now.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 02:24:06 | More by FickleBeast
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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-29-2014 21:37:53 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-22-2014 12:39:35 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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schematix

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy dark gold to light orange color. Head rises quickly only to fall shortly after.

S Balanced aroma of hops, malt and yeast. No alcohol, which is surprising given it's 9% stature.

T: This is a well balanced beer. The citrus hops immediately pop on the tongue, and quickly fade to sweetness. For 93 IBU, surprisingly, this beer doesn't make you pucker. The sweetness morphs into an aftertaste that reminds me of the twangy orange finish of many saisons. I'm even questioning whether they use a belgian style yeast in this. I'm not getting the hop bitterness as much as I'd like.

M: Thick and fizzy, but not cloying or prickly. It's rich and full bodied.

O: I like it, but there are a lot of IPAs, DIPAs, and IIPA out there to try. I'd recommend this one because it's good, but I don't think it's anything special.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 01:28:46 | More by schematix
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elgatoborracho

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-31-2014 05:49:48 | More by elgatoborracho
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Rosiex7

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2014 18:15:34 | More by Rosiex7
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Dduquette

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-09-2014 20:17:01 | More by Dduquette
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-02-2014 20:24:05 | More by Boone757
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-23-2014 02:47:10 | More by Drknight
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-18-2014 02:49:26 | More by Gerred
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.6%

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

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2014 20:45:32 | More by jkermitj
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 16:51:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a large tulip. Very cloudy orange, yellow...some floaties. Nice thick white head, decent lacing.

Sweet malty honey spread upon a fresh baked slice of white bread fills my nose. Hints of lemon zest and key lime play together in the malt field.

As I sip, the carbonation hits my tongue first...medium carbonation...then an abundance of sweet caramel, sweetly malty honey and crackers in the middle...thick and chewy. The hops finish strong, bitter, dry, pine cone syrup...bitter honey hangs on for a while...it never really goes away. A boozy alcohol warmth settles in.

A ton of gooey sediment lays in the bottom of my tulip...drain pour.

All in all a pretty good double. As usually with these types of ales...as it warms the better it gets. I like the sweetness...the bitter finish is a little much for my taste buds. Seems a little uneven...very good but not great. I wii drink again...hope Crown plays with this Gunslinger a bit...it could be great with very little effort.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:36:58 | More by Boca-X
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-02-2014 21:34:25 | More by ToddHolder
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2014 01:10:35 | More by hilgart1
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-18-2014 15:11:36 | More by jklecko2
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-09-2014 15:49:28 | More by Whiskeydeez
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2014 13:28:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2013 07:08:44 | More by WDJersey
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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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