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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.44%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: khiasmus on 06-03-2007

111 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Dwkasper
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, sugary. Does not taste like a barrel aged imperial stout. Very good taste but nothing like a DIPA

Photo of Nevbo
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark red with a tan head. Smelled slightly hoppy but mostly malt and dark fruits. Very sweet taste, not much hops: malty and sugary with a hint of plum. The high ABV is all but hidden.

This is my second time trying this and I really dig it. True IPA or not, I like it.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark and toasty. No real hop aroma or flavor.

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I may be a little biased as this is one of the first "Craft" beers I tried in college and started me on a journey to discover there was more than Forties and High Life out there.

Photo of KMitch
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of njtmayhem
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of cmq103
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kono52
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gidyup
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TheAnk
1.64/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Keene
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of RichVlah
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of joshtheford
3.08/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Omnium
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 burn, cloying sweetness.
O. This is an American barleywine, nothing else. Shame on Thomas creek for trying to pass this as an ipa

Photo of SCanthony
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of quang_dam
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of stephensdh
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jspaner
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ZorroZ
4.75/5  rDev +28%

There are big beers, and then there are BIG BEERS. This is one of the latter- 12.5% ABV, and not classified as a barleywine. Wow.

Smell: sweet, mildly piney
Taste: WOW- deceptively sweet, the almost chewy sweetness largely masking the powerful ABV. Hops, as suggested by the odor, are present, but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: another WOW. Nice fully body- almost creamy.

Not a beer you'd want to session... unless part of your session routine involves blackouts.

Photo of Cook82
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.