Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Gunslinger Golden Ale | Ironfire Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfirebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 03-03-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
27.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first time trying this brewery. I’ve seen it around for a while, but as it only sells 32 oz. bottles, as far as I can tell, I held off buying one. This beer pours a very pale yellow color with a thin white head. The smell is very crisp and malty. The body is very light as could be expected from the appearance with a nice crisp finish. There’s a nice malt character and surprisingly a little more hop presence then the typical pale ale, though it’s nothing overwhelming. There’s a slightly sweet, grassy flavor as well. There’s nothing ground breaking here, but it is a pretty nice, easy drinking pale ale. This is a good session beer for a summer day.

 675 characters

Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber style, on to the beer:

Not perfect golden colored, closer to light golden colored and topped with a creamy head which gives off webbed lacing. A blonde ale typically has a soft aroma, however this one is a little more upfront. Though clean, it has grassy accents and a dab of toasted malt. The flavor has a jolt to it too. Not quite subtle, but light and pleasant. Along with the citrus peel and grass notes, there's a cream ale character which gives the beer an extra something. It's light bodied and a little creamy in the body, and with little doubt one that is easy to drink.

Gunslinger is not your average blah golden ale. It's still light, but there's some flavor in here too. Flavor without weighing you down, that's Gunslinger.

 745 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ironfire Brewing Company in Temecula, CA.

4.5% ABV per the listing at the brewery.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

 581 characters

Photo of mactrail
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer looks nice enough in the tall glass with clear golden color and a decent head. Light body and a sharp mouthfeel. A whiff of citrus for aroma.

Brewer says this has 17 IBUs, which is a surprise because of how bitter it tastes to me. Maybe there's just no other actual flavor. The taste seems to be just a lemony bitterness. Rather puckery on the lips. The first sip wasn't very promising, but it seems to get better as you sip. Just more bitter as well, which will be a plus for many. I'm always glad to see more beers with the ABV down towards 4, but this ks not going to win a repeat visit from me.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach. No price gouging, this one was $4.30.

 724 characters

Gunslinger Golden Ale from Ironfire Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe