Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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Reviews by russpowell:
3.56/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2013 05:06:19 | More by russpowell
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4.38/5 rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a fairy clear orange copper color. White frothy head with good head retention.
Nice citrus smell. Clean, grapefruit, malt smell and not much else.
I like the balance of this beer. Hoppy flavor without being too bitter. A little sweeter and more body than the benchmark IPAs but it just works. Easy to drink while satisfying your senses.
Like all IPAs freshness is key. I luckily live within an hour of the bewery and can get it fresh. I have tried many higher rated iPAs from the bottle and for me this one tops them. Is it the quality of the brew or just the freshness? I wish I could go on tour and sample them all at the top of their game. Either way I highly recommend you try this one if you get an opportunity.
Serving type: growler
10-23-2013 03:00:24 | More by TastyMcTasterson
3.69/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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!
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 16:07:11 | More by tr9871
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.