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Crew 7:45 Escalation - Crew AleWerkstatt

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BA SCORE
85
very good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clarknova on 10-20-2013)
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Reviews by Liquoric3:
Photo of Liquoric3
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Liquoric3, Oct 24, 2013
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Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

biboergosum, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Ciocanelu, May 13, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

EspressoGuy, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of -N8
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

-N8, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Derek
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Derek, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

leitmotif, May 13, 2014
Photo of JaimeLondon
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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!

JaimeLondon, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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’s a positive developme

jonb5, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kjkinsey, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of clarknova
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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

clarknova, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Brabander, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of radza
4/5  rDev +3.6%

radza, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +1%

dcmchew, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Lothore
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Lothore, May 13, 2014
Crew 7:45 Escalation from Crew AleWerkstatt
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.