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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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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Winston_Smith

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this bad boy on tap at The Blue Agave in Belleville, IL on 12/6/12.

Appearance: Pretty deep burnt golden orange coor with two fingers of head and fantastic lacing until the beer was gone. Hell yeah!

Smell: Hoppier than Bugs Bunny with some citrus undertones.

Taste: Super hoppy like you'd expect, but pleasantly balanced by the remaining grapefruit citrus and other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body that I was surprised to feel for a DIPA. Nice carbonation.

Overall: I'd try it again. It was a pleasant experience for an IPA fan. I'd like to give it another shot because I may have been a bit drunk.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 18:29:41 | More by Winston_Smith
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-23-2012 01:02:21 | More by MaxOfMetal
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-14-2012 17:22:01 | More by bvlaminck
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-30-2012 03:40:41 | More by IkeMan90
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-30-2012 00:12:37 | More by mtlasley
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-29-2012 19:28:38 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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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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haddyhustle302

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-14-2012 02:09:21 | More by haddyhustle302
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Skycarp33

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.5%

07-06-2012 15:30:44 | More by Skycarp33
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one into a regular pint glass, and the brew makes a solid two finger thick off white head, and the body is copper in color with mild haze.

Not verh fragrant, just a soft bouquet of a faint floral quality.

The brew tastes of candied orang slices with some consolidation of the sugar. Some rind mixed in there too.

Feels full in body, slightly chewy, and a little warm in the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 17:44:37 | More by TheSarge
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with some scummy white head. Some lacing...not bad.

Lots of pineapple and a pinch of apricot in the smell. There is a bitter rind like scent as well.

The taste is fairly one dimensional...funky citrus. Plenty of buscuity malts as well.

The mouthfeel is the best aspect here. Super chewy and full feeling.

Not great but not terrible either.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:35:46 | More by TCgoalie
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-27-2012 00:30:22 | More by ltdantheman
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-20-2012 03:14:16 | More by zekeman17
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timbuktu1344

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -40.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 03:41:53 | More by timbuktu1344
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mempath

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 20:21:05 | More by mempath
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Kitt

Delaware

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden, somewhat unfiltered, with very little head and virtually no lace.

Aroma of rich, over-ripe citrus, blended with maple syrup. Quite appealing - I'm picking up banana, peaches, and apricot.

Taste: rich and eclectic malts similar to overall aroma. Hops fade in and become momentarily strong but rapidly dissipate. For a double IPA, the hops are quite mild overall and of a very tame bitterness. I prefer a much more bitter taste than this IPA offers but oddly enough the hops are well balanced with the rich and flavorful malts.

Mouthfeel: heavy viscuous, almost syrup-like, and lightly carbonated. Reminiscent of a very heavy barley-wine.

Drinkibility: Honestly, I feel like I am eating this beer it is so heavy! ABV is not overwhelming for a double IPA - 8.3%. I find that rather pleasant in itself.

Overall this beer is like a heavy barley-wine mixed with a mild IPA rather than a double. It's a fairly unique combination and worth a try. The beer is best saved for a single desert serving as the richness and heavy nature undoubtedly limits the drinkibility. I can't find much to complain about this un-usual double IPA yet it's not really my style. I prefer a more bitter double IPA, less fruity, and a bit lighter with higher ABV. But I'm glad to know this beer and I would recommend it -- if for nothing else it's unusual combinations.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 02:51:02 | More by Kitt
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 23:16:06 | More by garuda
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tweeder263

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a golden thick beer , with a light 1 finger thick head .Smells surprisingly balanced, sweet and hoppy. Taste is also balanced, advertised as 93 IBU theres plenty of malt sweetness to keep everything in check. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, something i expect in a heavy beer such as this. Overall a good DIPA, priced right, something to have once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 00:41:29 | More by tweeder263
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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.