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Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

the1stfo, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Black_ox, Sep 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

RyanMcAndrew, Sep 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Hellpop65, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

kell50, Sep 23, 2013
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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!

tr9871, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of MathNut
3/5  rDev -16.7%

MathNut, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ROGUE16, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Packman4IL, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

swisem01, Sep 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

TaylorK, Sep 07, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Not super high on this brewery, but every once in a while they do alright...

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Superior head retention & near perfect lacing, plus a touch hazy

S: Breadyness & grassiness, pears & pineapples plus fusel alcohol

T: Much maltyness, faint pineyness & orange hop notes up front, a touch of honey malt & some pineapple & pear. Dryness, nice cakey maltyness, slight boozeyness & nice tropical fruittyness as this warms. Finishes with doughyness, pineapple, grassiness & some boozeyness, plus a touch of aspirin & much orchard fruit

MF: Chewy with slight carbonation, some stickyness. Nicely balanced, starts thinning out as it warms

Drinks fairly easy, way better than I expected. Not great for the style, but well worth a try. On the edge of being good, needs a little more finesse, a little less sledge hammer

russpowell, Sep 02, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

Kind of an odd find at Harris Teeter today.Poured into a nonic a dull honey orange color with a nice sticky half finger slight off white head that leftsome chunks of foam as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of sugar sweetness in the nose along with some drunken apricot and oarange-like hops.Has a nice full creamy feel and it glides down easily.Flavors are on the sweet side with deep caramel and sugary sweetness,a little more sweetness from the alcohol comes into play as well,hops are pretty subdued for a 93 IBU beer,some apricots and orange rind lingers.It's not a bad beer but to me miscategorized by the brewery with it's flavor profile.Okay but not anything to see out in my opinion.

oberon, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

onedogtwodog, Aug 18, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, hops, slight citrus, hint of alcohol, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is thick and smooth, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of pine, hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, hint of citrus, and hint of alcohol. Good appearance, blend, and aroma, but the body is lacking in intensity that typically characterizes IIPA's.

Tone, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Svendozen, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

thebigredone, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%

A: Poured a deep amber from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass with two fingers of off white head that fade quickly, lining the glass with solid lacing.

S: Piney and earthy hops with a bit of tangerine and other citrus fruit. Very hop forward with some malty sweetness.

T: Slightly bitter with pine and grassy notes, a bit of grapefruit and caramel. Strong balance between hops and malt.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth. Easy drinking and not overly bitter with a solid creamy texture.

O: I really loved this brew and I think it may be a different recipe from the one listed here at 8.3% ABV. My bottle read 9% so I don't know if it changes each year. Overall, one of the better DIPA's I've had in some time. Well done.

Mikecap, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

justinp, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Carl_R, Jul 20, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

A: Pours an amber brown color with a at least two fingers of head at pour. Head retention is great and lots of chunky lacing on the glass wall.

S: Grassy, spicy hop aroma.

T: Lots of hops present early, but a strong malt flavor also balance those hops. Almost a slight aged, pleasant sour flavor on the back end.

M: Creamy and decently thick.

O: Good brew.

Oakenator, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

campfirebrew, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

dexterk1, Jul 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

JoeMarsh, Jun 28, 2013
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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