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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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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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 FickleBeast
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Savor snifter.

Pours a hazy orange color with two fingers of billowing foam that takes several minutes to settle down. Bottle conditioned. Aroma has a mix of toasted malt flavors and roused yeast. A twinge of sour as well?

First sip has a harsh hop flavor. Very bitter with a strange yeasty off flavor. Not a hop profile I've tasted before, it is really a hodgpodge of mostly earthy hop flavor with a strong sweet backbone of toasted malt. It is just not balanced or harmonious at all. As it warms, the maltiness comes through more, and it gets a little better.

This really isn't what I'm looking for in an IIPA. Either give me a flavorful hop bomb or a nice blend between the strong malt backbone and complementary hop flavors. This kind of tries to do both.

I went out on a limb and got a 6'er from a brewery I've never heard of before. Regretting that decision now.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of schematix
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy dark gold to light orange color. Head rises quickly only to fall shortly after.

S Balanced aroma of hops, malt and yeast. No alcohol, which is surprising given it's 9% stature.

T: This is a well balanced beer. The citrus hops immediately pop on the tongue, and quickly fade to sweetness. For 93 IBU, surprisingly, this beer doesn't make you pucker. The sweetness morphs into an aftertaste that reminds me of the twangy orange finish of many saisons. I'm even questioning whether they use a belgian style yeast in this. I'm not getting the hop bitterness as much as I'd like.

M: Thick and fizzy, but not cloying or prickly. It's rich and full bodied.

O: I like it, but there are a lot of IPAs, DIPAs, and IIPA out there to try. I'd recommend this one because it's good, but I don't think it's anything special.

Photo of elgatoborracho
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Photo of Boca-X
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.