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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
good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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khensley

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this from a friend who does a beer of the month thing. 12 ounce bottle. Poured a bit over-carbonated, smell was overpowering piney. Head never left, even though it took me forever to drink. At cold temp. the beer was very bitter without the hop taste (more bittering hops, less flavor hops??). As the beer warmed up, the flavors of toffee and toasted bread took form and the bitterness was muted. Not as boozy as I would have estimated. Tastes a lot my IPA homebrew, bitter without the citrusy hop flavor I love (which makes it average).

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 06:36:50 | More by khensley
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CMalenda

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-22-2013 02:21:25 | More by CMalenda
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-13-2013 11:30:41 | More by Remdog
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this IPA into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Christmas trees jumped out of the bottle when I did. The beer poured a giant white head. The beer was cloudy and smelled like a forrest of spruce. Hoppy taste out the butt. Waaay hoppy. Did I mention it was hoppy. NO, I will not buy again. A great Christmas beer if you do not have a tree.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 14:00:19 | More by Minkybut
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Razorback09

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2013 18:17:29 | More by Razorback09
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-03-2013 03:33:19 | More by jrohrbacher
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Came as part of a beer club I am enrolled in. I like double IPAs and this was a pretty solid beer but I thought it was average relative to other DIPAs so hopefully my score reflects that. I thought it was lacking that citrus, pine punch that a good DIPA should have and instead was a little sweet.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 03:08:34 | More by mjpolzin
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Casedogg43

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:42:46 | More by Casedogg43
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-25-2013 23:10:38 | More by YogiBeer
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Trombone69

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-24-2013 23:50:56 | More by Trombone69
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-19-2013 04:30:46 | More by DarthTremens
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billmbeer

New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 16:51:39 | More by billmbeer
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-16-2013 22:42:37 | More by Gmartin75
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 17:24:41 | More by Gavage
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ggourde

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-07-2013 17:22:21 | More by ggourde
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Toadhopper

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-04-2013 23:28:39 | More by Toadhopper
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-18-2013 00:07:50 | More by grahamboudreaux
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-17-2013 07:36:31 | More by boudreaux
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mac10thmtn


2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

01-08-2013 03:34:15 | More by mac10thmtn
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-03-2013 18:34:23 | More by Imstillthegman
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-28-2012 00:44:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:47:40 | More by Knapp85
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-14-2012 21:57:09 | More by IPAchris
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 06:05:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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Winston_Smith

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 18:29:41 | More by Winston_Smith
Gunslinger Double India Pale Ale from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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