Brewed by CREW Republic Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
München / Unterschleissheim, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Weigh the Anchor, Hoist the Sails! Colossal waves and lashing winds – this was the life of the English sailors whose job it was to bring beer to Colonial India. Only an insane amount of hops and high alcohol content helped it to withstand the perilous journey. Drunken Sailor IPA brings this adventure and powerful taste to the 21st century – Ship Ahoy! Hops: Herkules, Citra, Cascade, Simcoe Malt: Pilsener, Munich, Crystal

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2012
12 oz bottle in snifter. Dark straw color. Slightly cloudy. Small white head, reduces quick to soapy lacing. Slight citrus grapefruit aroma with slight sweet biscuit malt. Not to complex. Low upfront hop flavors with a bit of pine, slightly malty, lingering citrus and bitter. Medium carbonation, soapy, thin, but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (655) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2017
Oranjekleurig bier met witte romige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt. Aroma en smaak van appelsien, beetje grapefruit, caramel, mout. Beetje te zoetig naar mijn smaak. Bittertje in de afdronk. Niet slecht maar ook geen hoogvlieger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whiskyjan (9) - Seefeld in Tirol, AUSTRIA - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Leider viel zu malzig und wenig fruchtig. Im Abgang kommt dann aber zum Glück doch noch der fruchtige Hopfen durch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monti24 (71) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2017
Sweet aroma of peaches and apricot. Also taste of peach sweetness together with some caramalt. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriZZZly (172) - - MAY 13, 2017
Ar: chmiel, ameryka, troche lesnosci, ale slodziej niz inne IPA’y, soczyscie, owoce tropikalne, bardzo swiezo i orzezwiajaco, intensywnosc dobra. Wyg: zlotawo-pomaraczowe, klarowne, minimalnie zamglone, piana raczej cienka, roznoziarnista, swietnie brudzi. Sm: ameryka, chmiel, goryczka zaznaczona, ale umiarkowanie niska jak na IPA, wysycenie dosc niskie, soczyste, lekkie, goryczka troche zalega, stylowe. Pos: chmiel, goryczka lekko zalegajaca, lesnosc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
Zitrusfruchtiger Antrunk, sehr trockener Körper. Hopfennoten dominieren das Bier (Herkules/Citra/Cascade/Simcoe) und lässt die Fruchtigkeit ein bisschen blass aussehen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
IPA from one of these still very rare internationally oriented German craft breweries, repeating on its back label the old IPA myth of massively hopping pale ales in order to make them ’survive’ long and perilous journeys over sea. Only a month and a half before its "best before" date so probably already past its prime. Slow gushing but manageable, with careful opening I managed not to lose a drop. Frothy, initially inches thick, egg-white, dense head slowly thinning to a closed, moussy layer of foam while leaving behind a trail of irregular lacing; lightly hazy old gold robe with warm orangey hue, made more hazy by tons of translucent floaters throughout from the start, becoming more of an ’old orange’ and completely clouded in the end. Aroma of stale and spoilt lime juice, moldy orange peel, some spritzy grapefruit zest, withering flowers, old pickled onions, something sharply and disturbingly sulfuric (burnt rubber) doubtlessly related to yeast autolysis, much fainter hints of mandarin, spoilt cucumber flesh, fried egg, warm toast, minerals, chlorine, fresh green algae - in all, clearly faded over time and further ruined by inappropriate dead yeast releasing off-flavours which overpower whatever is left of the New World hop fragrance, a pity considering the hops that went in here. Crisp onset, restrained but clean fruitiness with some red apple, dried pineapple and green banana, vaguely sweetish with a somewhat more expressive sourish ’green plum’ touch but everything a bit subdued, edged by a notable mineral effect, as in heavily mineralized sparkling water. Crisp, supple, light mouthfeel though with the carbonation a bit on the sharp side for the style; some salty accents from ’old’ hops here and there, accompanying a smooth pale malt sweetish, cereally core with a light biscuity accent. Meanwhile the hop bitterness builds up, accentuating the minerally factor and becoming quite strong, drying and quinine-like in the end, sticking to the back of the mouth but not too extendedly so. This hop bitterness shows a very pleasant spicy character in the mouth, but little of the lush citrusy retronasal effects I tend to expect from the style, even if classically ’West Coast’ in concept like this one, just something vaguely old citrus peel- and more clearly old herb-like. Needs to be consumed very fresh I assume, the best before date should have been a lot earlier than June 2017, as I can imagine this being a lot better when fresh, especially with other CREW Republic IPA’s in mind, which were considerably more gratifying. But even at this age, no IPA should carry such an amount of dead yeast, which due to autolysis has produced a sulfuric smell here which is not only off-putting as such, but also covers the remainders of the hops in the nose. Flavor-wise still pretty much okay though, juicy and drying at the same time, with a firm dosis of hops without becoming too harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wojanex (168) - warszawa, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Nawet pijany marynarz plułby tym piwem; nie ma nic gorszego iż nieudany craft - ta ipa smakuje jak mierny lager, niech już w tej Bawarii lepiej się zajmą weizenami

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AssKicker (431) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2017
Couleur jaune orangée relativement limpide, mousse décente, nez vraiment discret. En bouche c’est tout aussi léger pour une IPA. Bah zut alors, moi qui n’avait jamais été déçu par Crew Republic jusque-là... Bref, on arrive quand même à déceler des notes de caramel, de pêche et l’orange. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche, et qui dure, dure, duuuure ! Au final c’est pas si dégueux, loin de là, mais ça reste bien léger et plan-plan pour une IPA. Dommage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (1294) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
Leicht trübes dunkles Orangegold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, etwas Karamell, leicht fruchtig, Zitrusfrüchte, Grapefruit, leicht harzig. ,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
popiela (836) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat chmielowy, słodowy. W smaku również chmielowo, delikatna szmata, goryczka umiarkowana.

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