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

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.03/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz brown bottle, and for as much packaging as the 6-pack came in, you think there could be some kind of freshness date somewhere, but no...

A - Mostly clear pale gold, small white head that has little retention and little lacing.

S/T - Malty. Thick, heavy caramel malts dominate nose and taste. Some floral aspect to the nose, but nothing else in the way of hops. Same goes for the taste, with some floral charaacter, but then its just all rich caramel, butterscotch malt. Finishing overly sweet with an alcoholic bite. Faint grapefruit tastes arise as I continue to sip. Alcohol presence is way too high for the abv.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, and definitely undercarbonated. Feels watery by the time it goes down.

O - Overly sweet, not very bitter, poor mouthfeel. Won't be getting this one again.

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2.15/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

When I looked at the reviews of this beer it struck me that far too many of them were from the Philadelphia area for a beer brewed in Missouri. I bought this beer at Total Wine and Spirits in Claymont, DE. I suspect that the other reviewers did the same. The buyer for Total Wine owes everyone $10, because this beer was a waste of money. I'll admit, I should have known better than expecting a passable DIPA for $9.99/6-pack. I was hoping to find a diamond in the rough.

A-Medium golden with a two fingers worth of head.

S-Malt sweetness. Very little aromatic hoppiness here. Not nearly enough hop nose for a DIPA.

T-Way too sweet. Very malty. The beer lacks any balance. I'll admit to liking hop forward beers, but this beer's claim to be a DIPA is based only on color and ABV.

M-Average. It might be syrupy, but it could just be it's overall bad taste affecting my perception.

O-This beer isn't worth it. I know that price point and style could lead someone to put this 6er in the cart, but please put it back on the self. Never again

Photo of mempath
2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

You know your favorite double IPA? The one where the nose reminds you of walking through a field of ripening hops? This ain't it.

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2.8/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this IPA into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Christmas trees jumped out of the bottle when I did. The beer poured a giant white head. The beer was cloudy and smelled like a forrest of spruce. Hoppy taste out the butt. Waaay hoppy. Did I mention it was hoppy. NO, I will not buy again. A great Christmas beer if you do not have a tree.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled piney and grassy. Lots of sweetness, too.

T - Very sweet and malty. Strong toffee and some caramel flavors. Some piney bitterness, but not enough to balance out the sweetness.

M - This beer is a little sticky and chewy. A medium bodied ale with chewy body.

O - This misses the mark for me. Too sweet and malty for a Double IPA.

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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer tastes very much like the Big Bison Ale I just tried from these guys. Which is, odd. This is somewhat more spicy though, with a bit of a bitter bite going on. Unusual muddled citrus going on. Kind of salty. I don't really have much to say about this beer. It's just kind of there.

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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.