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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.44%
Wants: 16
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
111 IBU

(Beer added by: khiasmus on 06-03-2007)
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3.08/5  rDev -17%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

In no way shape or form is this an Ipa. Maybe brewers are forgetting the fact that the P in IPA is supposed to mean Pale. This thing pours as dark as some porters do.
Aroma is black cherry, sweet sugary candy, alcohol.
Flavor is sugary sweet malt, booze, abrasive soapy pine and canned fruit mix of hops. Total mess.
Mouth feel is thick, tons of hurn, cloying sweetnes.
O. This is an American barleywine, nothing else. Shame on Thomas creek for trying to pass this as an ipa

Omnium, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

SCanthony, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck code is smeared and unreadable but I know it must be somewhat fresh because the store I work at just got it in stock.

A- The darkest IPA I've ever seen. It's medium brown in color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a .

S- Smell is barleywine-like with lots of sweet biscuity malt and caramel. Also some moderate hop fume and some not-so-moderate alcohol fume.

T- Taste is a bit more intriguing as the caramel sweetness comes through nicely and isn't overbearing. Another thing that's not overbearing is the alcohol. I wouldn't guess this was 12.5%. More like 10%. The hops aren't prevalent enough for me to consider this an IPA. It certainly fits the barleywine style more than IPA.

M- Somewhat creamy but also prickly from the medium carbonation and alcohol. Fullish body.

O- This is a fine beer but definitely not an IPA in my opinion. It's a slow-sipping American Barleywine with a nice amount of sweetness.

Immortale25, Sep 15, 2014
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1.72/5  rDev -53.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.