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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | 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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DanielMB

South Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A copper brown, with a small tan head. It has a sort of brick-like color, quite dark for an IPA. However, it looks like it tastes: delicious.

S: Not very strong, but a somewhat sweet smell with pine in the background.

T: Huge sweetness and caramel flavor up front, with lots of hops. There is some pine in the background. The heavy 12.5% ABV is pretty well masked, so be careful when drinking this brew!

M: Medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Pretty smooth overall. Again, be careful to remember that it is 12.5% ABV!

O: An incredibly tasty brew, and much sweeter than your standard IPA, which is surprising, considering the high alcohol content. Overall, I think this is a tremendous beer, and is highly underrated. Thomas Creek scored big with this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:56:24 | More by DanielMB
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-09-2014 14:45:36 | More by tpacek
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not nearly as hoppy as most IPA's which I personally enjoyed. Kinda thick but kinda awesome. Weighing in at 12.5 ABV you won't need much to feel like a total champion. However as a complete amateur myself I was not aware that it tastes of barley wine, which other reviews noted. Definitely glad I purchased it

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 01:07:46 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2014 13:28:53 | More by Rlhinson2104
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-01-2014 04:57:04 | More by Georgiabeer
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2014 04:10:39 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2014 02:10:06 | More by Jasonchair
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DeltaFour

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-19-2014 03:44:51 | More by DeltaFour
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crownrl28

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-14-2014 01:12:47 | More by crownrl28
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-06-2014 05:37:55 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-31-2014 22:31:27 | More by NYR_Rob
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

05-30-2014 01:42:43 | More by GiantMidget
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-06-2014 16:53:39 | More by SimonTja
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-06-2014 13:19:12 | More by MikeWard
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-04-2014 20:50:38 | More by PhilMiller
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MCain04

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent over by @JISurfer, thanks! 12 oz bottle poured into a Speigelau glass.

Darker than expected, murky reddish brown opque body with a tan creamy head of good retention, lacing.

Smell is immediately boozy. But also, but caramel and toffee flavors.

Taste is booze, caramel, stale hops, and more alcohol.

Mouthfeel is heavy and thick with medium carbonation, good for a barleywine style.

Definitely a BW and not an IPA at all. For a BW, decent offering. For an IPA, definitely misses the mark. I'll rate it as a BW for now as if I didn't know what it was going into it.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 15:01:36 | More by MCain04
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-24-2014 02:56:47 | More by erialbill
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SolCollins

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-18-2014 20:14:15 | More by SolCollins
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markgugs

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-17-2014 00:20:49 | More by markgugs
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Cruick

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-16-2014 22:53:51 | More by Cruick
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rworkman

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-27-2014 05:17:15 | More by rworkman
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nobodyhadthis

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-25-2014 13:24:31 | More by nobodyhadthis
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-23-2014 15:30:25 | More by Oidmoe
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-22-2014 01:10:22 | More by zbodnar1
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

03-16-2014 16:12:24 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.