Crew 7:45 Escalation - Crew AleWerkstatt

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 6.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: clarknova on 10-20-2013

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of biboergosum
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of Stanislager
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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

Photo of -N8
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

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!

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

Photo of clarknova
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic

a - cloudy dark organe, almost amber, incredible thick head

s - very fruity, not only citrus but overripe apples

t - a well balanced fruity malt explosion BUT almost no hops and only slightly bitter in the aftertaste (maybe I stored it a little too long?)

m - excellent balanced, soft and little oily mouthfeel

o - definitely a double IPA worth trying, but the brewers can get more from this style

Photo of Lothore
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a deep orangey hue with a 1.5 finger head that fades fairly quickly into off white lacing.

S- deep mealtimes, burnt caramel, citrus, orange, tangerine

T- bready up front leading into ripe fruit notes of apricot and orange followed by a slight hop bitterness

M- thick and oily with ample carbonation

D- nice brew. Think the lingering resiny mouthfeel detracts a little for me but overall a very good beer.

Photo of aleigator
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Nice thick head with a saturated yellow, light orange color.

Strong aromas of sweet fruits, fresh lemon, watermelon and the smell of young grass.

Tastes of fruits, which convert into more fruits. From orange and peach to stone fruits like red apple and ripe grapes, even some hints of honey, really intense. Fruitiness changes into a malty, bready direction, which becomes more and more bitter, with a long hoppy finsih. While the hoppiness kicks in, the floral, fruity tastes are still remarkably present, which gives the beer a powerful, complex aftertaste. Carbonation is perfect, not too much, underlines the freshness of this beer very well.

Crew 7:45 Escalation from Crew AleWerkstatt
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.