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Breakfast Beer Tasting: Crew Republic Drunken Sailor

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Hello Sunday. Hello beer. Yes, the two do go well together, don’t they? Like Abbott and Costello or Stephen Hawking and Jeremy Hunt. But enough of this frivolity. Down to the serious bit: sampling the goods. It’s our old German compadres once again; Crew Republic and this time it’s an IPA. Well what better day to worship the sacred hop than on a day of worship?
It’s a 0.33L bottle and tips the scale at 6.4%. The triple base malt consists of Pilsener, Munich and the dreaded Crystal. Hopefully not too much of that; a little goes a long way. Hop wise, we have Herkules, Citra, Cascade and Simcoe. Well on paper it certainly looks the part. It poured a quite hazy amber, almost mahogany, with a two finger off-white head and good carbonation.
The aroma was of the middleweight variety. Plenty of peach and apricot with a little pine and maybe pink grapefruit? There’s also a large sweet malt/biscuit punch there as well. It’s medium bodied with an initial taste dominated by the sweet malt and ligh…