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Crew 7:45 Escalation - Crew AleWerkstatt

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 42
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crew AleWerkstatt
Germany | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: clarknova on 10-20-2013

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bitter, Gummy, Caramel, Resin

A Double IPA in the raw. Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, & Chinook hops lay down some crazy layers of flavor. From fruity overtones to fresh grass, bitter resin to citrus rind. Big kiss of caramel is pushed down by the alcohol. Get this, 8.3% abv and 83 IBUs ... coincidence? Interesting enough to keep to push forward and take sip after sip.

STYLE: Double IPA | ABV: 8.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Ok, a DIPA from Germany - jawohl, I'll bite!

This beer pours a rather cloudy, murky tarnished golden apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and yet fairly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar consistent cobwebbed lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of pungent grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus rind, dense caramel malt, hard toffee, and further muddled tropical fruit (ok, some obvious overripe pineapple), and herbal, strongly perfumed hops. The taste is dense, heady caramel/toffee/treacle malt, mixed fruity hops - local grocery aisle and more esoteric foreign climes duly represented in the form of orange, lemon, white grapefruit, guava, kiwi, and well, I could go on, but I'm sure you get the belaboured point. That big ABV is a pushy fellow, and manifests in an additional boozy floral morass.

The bubbles are pleasantly supportive, and little more, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and smooth, creamy, and almost buttery (in the good sense), despite all those prickly hops flitting about. It finishes sweet, sugary, fruity, and hoppy - a very good thing, if you ask this guy (two thumbs already busy).

On the sweeter side of yer bigger DIPAs out there, but hardly lacking the complex hoppiness endemic to the style. Good on these particular Deutschlanders for getting the whole American thing right without some mirror world excuse. Up there with most of the best examples of the style that I've tried from, well anywhere, I gotta say.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

tasted at 52F
A: orangey, amber
S: big! dark fruitcake, intense, breaddough, candied
T: a gigantic beer in every way!!! But everything is balanced ... just amped up! Malt and hops are nicely balanced
M: huge
O: the style is too much for me but if you like a double IPA big, big, big this is your beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of qrazvan
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrifter
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy amber-orange pour with a two finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Fruity tropical notes dominate the nose along with hints of caramel, biscuit, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, peaches, and bread dough. The taste follows suit with loads of tropical fruit and piney hops with hints of caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, bread, and tangerine. The mouthfeel is oily and chewy with a nice bittersweet finish and great drinkability. Overall, a flavorful double IPA worth re-visiting.

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Photo of drmeto
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

-pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-low to medium carbonation
-medium,creamy body
-alcohol noticeable
Great DIPA.Could've used a bit more bitterniss

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Photo of Stanislager
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Beautiful wildflower honey nose. Malty, sweet, bready base as a german bier should be. The flavourful and aromatic NW hops are a perfect addition to this brew. Excellent, expertly designed and engineered.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crew Republic '7:45 Escalation' @ 8.3% , served from a couple of 330 ml bottles purchased for $3.70 each

A-pour is a yellow/gold from the bottle to a chunky/hazy amber in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-big tropical fruit on the initial smell , kinda like peach

T-fruity , big tasting Dbl IPA , from Germany (WTF)

MF-there is carbonation as the small off-white head remains thru-out drinking , a big German body

Ov-hmm , not sure , big tasting beer , certainly is ugly looking , butt a certain craft to it

prost LampertLand

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Photo of SayBoom
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -N8
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - A semi- opaque orange amber color. Poured into a pint glass with a finger of head. A satisfying layer of foam stayed on top of the beer 'til the finish. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Aromatic hilights of pine and citrus with slight earthy herb notes.

Taste - A health dose of hops, but nicely balanced. It has a blog taste but doesn't wreck your pallet. A good IPA.

Mouthfeel - Satisfyingly thick and solid.

Overall - A tasty, well crafted brew. I must visit Crew Republic the next time I am in Munich.

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Photo of k3ve
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.1/5  rDev +3%

Great german Double IPA (difficult to find this kind of beer in germany) of an orange color and a great whitey and creamy foam.
Smell and taste are extremely hoppy and fruity, the highlights go to the citrus and to the herbal notes like basil.
Body is not too high, carbonation is at great level. The alocohol is well hidden.
Great beer!

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +0.5%

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Pale amber, very hazy, small disappearing head, minimal lacing.

S: Citrus hops were prominent alongside some phenols and farmyard funk.

T: A burst of grapefruit and molasses, yesty and sharp. Initially it had more bitterness than other Imperial/Double IPAs. Towards the end there was a significant boozy burn.

M: Thick texture, almost chewy, minimal carbonation, fairly smooth, but
one to sip rather than gulp.

O: It was very good without being absolutely outstanding, nice for an
Autumn day, Germany is getting that hop bomb bug, all in all that has to be a positive development.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Crew 7:45 Escalation from Crew AleWerkstatt
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