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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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ENogueira

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-26-2014 03:53:00 | More by ENogueira
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-18-2014 15:47:06 | More by thufflife
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2014 01:32:18 | More by Jame515
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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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theschmooz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 03:43:03 | More by theschmooz
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Cracker666

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-02-2014 15:07:59 | More by Cracker666
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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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IpeeA

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 00:14:00 | More by IpeeA
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-24-2014 23:33:22 | More by DrBier
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-24-2014 00:05:35 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-23-2014 21:18:49 | More by woopigscotty
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TaylorSohn

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +5%

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...

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

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

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

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

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-18-2014 02:49:26 | More by Gerred
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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.