In today’s Beer Profile we take a look at Crown Valley Brewing Gunslinger Double IPA. Crown Valley Brewing is a 15 barrel Micro-Brewery located in Missouri that offers eight different ales, three styles of lagers and three hard ciders. Ran by Brew Master Jeremy Gilbert; Crown Valley Brewing was first established in 2012. Gunslinger is one of two IPA offerings from the brewer.
- Brewed By: Crown Valley Brewing
- State: Missouri
- Web: http://www.crownvalleybrewery.com/
- ABV: 9.10%
- IBUs: 93
- Beer Type: Double IPA
- Availabilty: All Year Long
- Food Pairings: Fried Foods, Salty Foods, Beef Jerky
Crown Valley’s Double IPA comes in the normal long-neck brown bottle featuring a Gunslinger with rifle ready. This Double IPA pours a brilliantly hazy golden amber with an easy two finger head that dissipates quickly into a foamy topping. The nose picks up citrus aroma’s with pine and sweet malts.
My nose picks up more hop aromas as I take the first sip. The crystal malt sweetness hides the 9.1% ABV nicely. The 5 hop varieties used during the brew are quite present giving a good balance to the finish.
Gunslinger Double IPA goes down easy. For a medium bodied beer, I find it very drinkable. The moderate carbonation helps this chewy beer lighten up. As I continue drinking I find the hops take on more of the flavor giving this IPA a nice hoppy balance.
This Double IPA really does go down easy. The intense hops play quite nicely with the crystal and pale malts giving a well balanced resiny medium bodied brew. I have been saving my Gunslinger for IPA Day (8/7/14) and I am happy I did. Gunslinger makes a great start to what will be a fun day of IPA’s.
At 9%, gunslinger could be quite dangerous for the uninitiated. The sweet malts and hoppy profile mask the alcohol content well. I find this Double IPA to be a great example of the style with a nice piney character IPA fans will be sure to enjoy.