Drunken Sailor India Pale Ale | CREW Republic Brewery GmbH

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3.89/5
Very Good
80 Ratings
Drunken Sailor India Pale AleDrunken Sailor India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
CREW Republic Brewery GmbH
Germany
crewrepublic.de

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

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

Added by sfprint on 10-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,295
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
80
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of desint
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aleigator
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a solid white head.

Tastes of dried herbs, orange zest, floral soap and a well pronounced cake sweetness.

Has a higher, stony effervescence with a nice bitterness during the finish, making this quite refreshing.

Tastes of old oranges, lime pulp an aqueous quality and an interplay between toffee and dry hops. Turns more effervescent and mineralic then, with more toffee cutting through. Finishes softer, dryer with a nice orange flavor prevailing.

Very solid, heading straight into sn pale ale direction, while doing a nice job as for copying it.

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Photo of Giangio
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold/light amber coloration with a medium, foamy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt, grapefruit and pineapple, with a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a very nice balance of bready, caramel malt and citrus/tropical hops. Notes of grapefruit, orange rind and a hint of pineapple and pine. There's also a light floral notes and a touch of grains to this. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and some pine in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. This actually reminds a lot of their WCIPA, but has a bit more of an old school vibe, being somewhat more malty, floral and grainy. Still has those strong grapefruit/pineapple/pine notes with a good bitterness.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a nice hazy amber with a very large head, which hangs around for awhile. In the nose, it is closer to an East Coast IPA than a West Coast, super bitter, IPA - floral notes. The mouth gets a well balanced malt and hop flavor. Nice!

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

2017-08-01
330ml bottle served in a snifter. Brought from Germany by a colleague. "Mindestens haltbar bis" (best before): 14.12.2017.

Pours a hazy amber-bronze with a smallish head and sluggish carbonation. Smell is malty/grainy/biscuity with a hint of pine or grapefruit rind bitterness.

Taste is where the bitterness comes out -- kind of a deep, dark, citrus bitter. Biscuit/graininess comes out, too.

Mouthfeel is too flat, somewhat thick. Overall...somehow better than the sum of its parts. Still not a great beer, but drinkable and not bad.

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4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of georgegabriel
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I quite like this. Living in Berlin, it's often difficult to find many of the American IPAs. In some of the more gourmet stores you'll often find Stone IPA or Sierra Nevada, but it's hit or miss whether they have it. I'm pleased to say that in my search for a proper-tasting IPA, this beer does the trick. It's certainly a little softer, sweeter, and not as hoppy as your typical IPA, as many have pointed out, but it makes a welcome change from the hundreds and hundreds of Hefeweizens and Pilsners you get here.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Drunken Sailor India Pale Ale from CREW Republic Brewery GmbH
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 80 ratings