Saturday, October 24, 2015

Crown Valley Brewing Gunslinger Double IPA

Beer Name: Gunslinger Double IPA
Brewery: Crown Valley Brewing (Sainte Genevieve, MO)
ABV: 9.0%
How sold: 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Where bought: World Liquors (Kansas City, MO)

Price: $1.00(?!) for a 12 oz. single
Date Bought: September 26, 2015
Date Opened: September 28, 2015
When brewed? Year-round beer
IBUs: 93

What's on the Bottle: "Gunslinger Double IPA is a robust and malty beer, with an intense hop profile. Well balanced, rich malt flavors with powerful hop notes from the use of five different hop varieties." Learn more about Gunslinger IPA here!

Where distributed: Crown Valley Brewing ships within Missouri. I am unsure at this time if they ship anywhere other than Missouri.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden-orange into a cup. Sudsy surface, minimal head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly malty with hoppy qualities. 3.75/5

Taste (40%): Mostly malty, with a bit of citrus-hop flavors. A bit of alcohol detected, which is not surprising when getting a beer at 9% ABV. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full body, but very smooth. Good carbonation. 4/5

Overall (20%): A decent Double IPA. Probably a bit too malty for my liking to drink regularly, but I also could not pass up this beer being a $1.00 (discounted) option at the local liquor store. Another brewery I had to try in KC because Crown Valley Brewing does not ship to the Pacific NW. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 3.8/5

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