Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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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
3.93/5 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
3.1/5 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
3.75/5 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.
12-07-2012 18:29:41 | More by Winston_Smith
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
3.45/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
06-29-2012 17:44:37 | More by TheSarge
3.28/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
06-22-2012 00:35:46 | More by TCgoalie
2.15/5 rDev -40.3%
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
01-20-2012 03:41:53 | More by timbuktu1344
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.