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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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82
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-05-2014 20:45:32 | More by jkermitj
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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.

RJT

04-01-2014 16:51:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a bottle into a large tulip. Very cloudy orange, yellow...some floaties. Nice thick white head, decent lacing.

Sweet malty honey spread upon a fresh baked slice of white bread fills my nose. Hints of lemon zest and key lime play together in the malt field.

As I sip, the carbonation hits my tongue first...medium carbonation...then an abundance of sweet caramel, sweetly malty honey and crackers in the middle...thick and chewy. The hops finish strong, bitter, dry, pine cone syrup...bitter honey hangs on for a while...it never really goes away. A boozy alcohol warmth settles in.

A ton of gooey sediment lays in the bottom of my tulip...drain pour.

All in all a pretty good double. As usually with these types of ales...as it warms the better it gets. I like the sweetness...the bitter finish is a little much for my taste buds. Seems a little uneven...very good but not great. I wii drink again...hope Crown plays with this Gunslinger a bit...it could be great with very little effort.

03-19-2014 01:36:58 | More by Boca-X
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2014 21:34:25 | More by ToddHolder
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-21-2014 01:10:35 | More by hilgart1
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-18-2014 15:11:36 | More by jklecko2
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2014 13:28:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-31-2013 07:08:44 | More by WDJersey
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2013 00:04:36 | More by Joey-bags1990
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-13-2013 00:54:37 | More by vcoggins
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Ronw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-29-2013 18:20:49 | More by Ronw
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-27-2013 04:30:34 | More by Kahlerbock
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AGoodStout

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

11-17-2013 00:27:45 | More by AGoodStout
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-12-2013 00:13:27 | More by buzzy
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TastyMcTasterson

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +21.7%

Pours a fairy clear orange copper color. White frothy head with good head retention.

Nice citrus smell. Clean, grapefruit, malt smell and not much else.

I like the balance of this beer. Hoppy flavor without being too bitter. A little sweeter and more body than the benchmark IPAs but it just works. Easy to drink while satisfying your senses.

Like all IPAs freshness is key. I luckily live within an hour of the bewery and can get it fresh. I have tried many higher rated iPAs from the bottle and for me this one tops them. Is it the quality of the brew or just the freshness? I wish I could go on tour and sample them all at the top of their game. Either way I highly recommend you try this one if you get an opportunity.

10-23-2013 03:00:24 | More by TastyMcTasterson
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-19-2013 01:24:28 | More by HarmonMW
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Vivs85

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-14-2013 00:29:47 | More by Vivs85
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 21:47:21 | More by jaydoc
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the1stfo

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-02-2013 19:05:03 | More by the1stfo
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Black_ox

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-26-2013 02:19:29 | More by Black_ox
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RyanMcAndrew

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-26-2013 02:05:07 | More by RyanMcAndrew
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Hellpop65

Kansas

1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

09-25-2013 01:09:48 | More by Hellpop65
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-23-2013 20:33:54 | More by kell50
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tr9871

Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%

Just picked this up to try based on price point. At 8.99 a sixer I had very low expectations. Those were quickly surpassed when I first popped the cap. I drank it warm (60-65) per the bottle's request. The aroma was very nice with lots of piney and citrusy hops. Poured great, very effervescent, with a moderately lasting head. Taste was great: lots of malt, lots of hops, just a good balance going on. The 93 IBU's are nicely set off by a sweet, deep malty character. This beer feels great going down, and the 9% abv is dangerously hidden. I will definitely be picking more up soon!

09-20-2013 16:07:11 | More by tr9871
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.