Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Crown Valley Gunslinger Double IPA

In bottles and in stock
From Missouri

Crown Valley Gunslinger Double IPA...$10.49 / 6pk
8.3% ABV
History:  Double IPA brewed in 1994 by Vinnie Cilurzo, then head brewer of Blind Pig Brewing Company of Temecula, Californi. Cilurzo claims he "accidentally" created the style by adding 50% too much malt to his mash tun. He then "corrected" this mistake by adding 100% more hops. This is up for some debate, however, as the local San Diego Pizza Port brewery claims to have been brewing "the original San Diego IPA" since 1992 when they opened their brewery (two years before Cilurzo and Blind Pig). Still others attribute the creation of this style to Rogue Ales, a microbrewery in Newport, Oregon, and its I2PA beer, brewed in 1990.
Impression:  This beer has the most hops of any beer we produce.
Tasting Notes:  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.
Hops - Zeus, Centenial, Falconers Flight, Citra
Malts - Pilsner, Crystal10, Crystal 80, Carapils, Pale, CBW Golden Light
IBU - 93

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