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Druken Sailor India Pale Ale - Crew AleWerkstatt GmbH

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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crew AleWerkstatt GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Weigh the Anchor, Hoist the Sails...
colossal waves and lashing winds.
That was the life of the English sailor whose job it was to bring beer to Colonial India. Only with an insane amount of hops and high alcohol content could it withstand the perilous journey. Drunken Sailor IPA brings the adventure and powerful taste into the 21st century...
Ship Ahoy!

Hops: Herkules, Citra, Cascade, Simcoe

Malt: Pilsener Malz, Münchner Malz, Karamellmalz

(Beer added by: sfprint on 10-26-2012)
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Reviews by FLima:
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FLima

Brazil

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same beer as Crew Drunken Sailor. Hazy dark amber color with good three fingers thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Citrusy aroma with notes of oranges, pine resin, honey and toasted malts.
Likewise, a predominant bold citrus flavor with notes of spices, pine, grapefruits, Cointreau liquor, resin, American yeast, caramels and grapes. Dry aftertaste with a persistent and pleasant bitterness.
Medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 6.4% is well hidden.
That was a positive surprise, especially from a German beer. Nice American IPA with a predominant citrus bitter and sweet drive. Very well balanced and not tiresome.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:11:59 | More by FLima
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 20:41:30 | More by vhmf1978
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in an English pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color forming a big fluffy beige head. Great retention and tons of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Great grassy and flowery hops in the nose. Quite citric too. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Notes of oranges and grapefruit. American profile yeasts

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee and caramel malts. Hops are quite herby and grassy. Great and persistent hops bitterness in the mouth. Great bittersweet balance as well. Notes of tropical fruits, mainly grapefruits and oranges

M: Medium bodied. Molasses. Good carbonation. Caramel bittersweet aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Germans daring to produce American style IPAs means, great beer! Of course!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 18:24:02 | More by eduardolinhalis
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-19-2014 20:38:50 | More by CesarLopes
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-20-2014 22:19:43 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Richie71

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-05-2014 16:37:18 | More by Richie71
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-21-2013 15:35:41 | More by safaricook
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clarknova

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-24-2013 07:53:36 | More by clarknova
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-23-2013 16:21:43 | More by Liquoric3
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megu

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-08-2013 22:04:33 | More by megu
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2013 07:22:32 | More by intoxabroad
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2013 18:59:21 | More by innominat
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WilstonOreo

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-26-2013 00:42:30 | More by WilstonOreo
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StJamesGate

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pumpkin with lumpy clotted cream-colored head that rims and sheets.
Dank fresh hop nose with tangerine, toffee and some malty goo.
Caramel and overripe peaches then orange, resin, nectar, and mango juice hops.
Skunky finish and lingering sweetness. Medium, lots of chew, round.

Herkules, Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops.

Surprise here coming from Germany - big, fruity, resiny and almost full-bodied. My experience of Citra is lots of grapefruit but I hear that fresh it's much more tropical and that's certainly the case here, along with sticky Simcoe pine sap. There's a chewy malt load that could probably carry 75 IBUs instead of just 58, so this could cloy eventually. More than enough gloopy aroma to entertain.

Unique take on an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 16:12:15 | More by StJamesGate
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fionn13

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2012 18:03:54 | More by fionn13
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sfprint

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty dark for an IPA. Sun tea with an edge of fuzz at the top. Cloudy. Carbonation lines the glass but I don't observe it rising.
S: Heaven in my nose. A beautiful hoppy pine scent with the perfect degree of sweetness. Very similar to Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale.
T: Quite good. For a German IPA, I have to give it 4.5. A smooth, well blended flavor with a nice moderate spiciness. Also celery.
M: Slight sting, medium body.
O: The best German IPA IMHO. So glad to have finally found a wonderful one.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 00:09:22 | More by sfprint
Druken Sailor India Pale Ale from Crew AleWerkstatt GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.