Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
This poured out as a slightly hazy orange color with a nice white head on top. The retention is good as well as some lacing on the glass. The smell of some moderate hops on the nose.. a mix of earthy and citrusy. There is a bit of malt sweetness as well. The taste has a bit of pale malts and a touch of spicy citrus in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty thick, it's got a good body to it with a decent amount of carbonation. There is a bit of boozy heat too on this which is kind of surprising. Overall I thought this was a pretty good DIPA. Not the best by any means but still not bad.
12-27-2012 04:47:40 | More by Knapp85
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
3.05/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
09-24-2012 00:59:14 | More by zeff80
3.1/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
12-08-2012 06:05:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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
3.24/5 rDev -10%
Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 2" head that falls to a spotty surface covering.
Smell: light citrus and a bit of hop bitterness comes through to the nose.
Taste: caramel, light grainy malt sweetness, soft grapefruit, some orange, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavors. Some alcohol is detectable.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short lived.
Overall: a bit of a let down as the flavors are a bit singular and not cohesive. Definitely a lighter double IPA overall. One is more than enough in a session.
03-16-2013 17:24:41 | More by Gavage
3.66/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, hops, slight citrus, hint of alcohol, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is thick and smooth, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of pine, hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, hint of citrus, and hint of alcohol. Good appearance, blend, and aroma, but the body is lacking in intensity that typically characterizes IIPA's.
08-18-2013 00:08:16 | More by Tone
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.
04-01-2014 16:51:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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