Crew 7:45 Escalation - Crew AleWerkstatt GmbH
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4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
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 Krauts 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.
08-08-2014 04:46:55 | More by biboergosum
4.34/5 rDev +11%
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.
02-10-2014 17:58:05 | More by -N8
3.83/5 rDev -2%
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
12-20-2013 13:49:32 | More by clarknova
3.96/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
05-13-2014 22:50:18 | More by Lothore
Crew 7:45 Escalation from Crew AleWerkstatt GmbH
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