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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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BA SCORE
82
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-13-2013 21:47:21 | More by jaydoc
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 21:02:35 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:47:40 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:59:14 | More by zeff80
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 06:05:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
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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oline73

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-28-2013 02:07:33 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-28-2013 01:38:30 | More by mendvicdog
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 17:24:41 | More by Gavage
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-13-2013 03:09:02 | More by duceswild
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Tone

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 00:08:16 | More by Tone
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 23:53:03 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 18:07:37 | More by ROGUE16
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-14-2012 21:57:09 | More by IPAchris
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

05-08-2013 02:45:46 | More by tommyguz
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-09-2013 21:38:30 | More by jheezee
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2014 01:10:35 | More by hilgart1
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.6%

04-06-2014 02:19:34 | More by jsh420
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-28-2012 00:44:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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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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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Cloudy golden hue. Plenty of rising effervescence. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles fairly slowly. Spiderweb lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, honey, orange citrus.

T: Woody hop character accentuated with a slightly sweet and fruity component.

M: Thick and syrupy. Crisp. Aftertaste of steel and dried orange peel. Dry finish.

D: Bitterness and high alcohol content will dictate a slower pursuit.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Pretty good head, and some nice lacing. Nose is sourdough, honey, and citrus. Earthy or woody hop tone makes up the base, slight sweet and fruit components balance it out. Overall, this is a good quaffl

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 05:22:41 | More by bmwats
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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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