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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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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Casedogg43
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Bottle opened nicely chilled and very fresh.
Beer of the month club, pleasant surprise.

This is just a very solid DIPA
Nice aroma to entice you, plenty of hoppy grapefruit flavor.
Somewhat balanced, and short on maltiness aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is terrific for this style. And I dare sat that in going to have another one right now!

Cheers

Casedogg43, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of YogiBeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

YogiBeer, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Trombone69, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of DarthTremens
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

DarthTremens, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of billmbeer
4.8/5  rDev +33.3%

Wow, Pow! Just tried this beer from my beer of the month club shipment and this is a biggie hoppy incredible double IPA. More hops than the Easter bunny on Easter! Great mouthfeel, nice 2 finger frothy head retention. Aroma is a bit overwhelming, but makes sense from the high IBU's in this one. From a small brewery in Missouri. A great beer!

billmbeer, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Gmartin75, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Gavage
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.

Gavage, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ggourde
4.5/5  rDev +25%

ggourde, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Toadhopper, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

grahamboudreaux, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of boudreaux
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

boudreaux, Feb 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

mac10thmtn, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Imstillthegman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Imstillthegman, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

hollywood_15063, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

IPAchris, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Winston_Smith
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Winston_Smith, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

MaxOfMetal, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bvlaminck, Nov 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

IkeMan90, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

mtlasley, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

DrGonzoDDS, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

haddyhustle302, Sep 14, 2012
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.