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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 13
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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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper body with reddish hues beneath the dense tan head that has some serious staying power and leaves quite a sticky lacing behind.

Big sweet malt aromas lead the way with generous resiny pine and earthy hops.

Similar to the aroma the flavor offers abundant sweet toffee and caramel malt and earthy hops. A touch of candy sugar and dark fruits are present as well.

Medium carbonation with a thick, chewy body and a palate coating finish that sticks around for a while.

The focus is clearly on the malts as this brew lacks the generous hop profiles typical of the style but it is still quite tasty.if such a thing as an imperial bock existed this may be it.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 01:00:05 | More by CHADMC3
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-30-2012 13:42:42 | More by jpd7374
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

09-28-2012 02:19:46 | More by hockeyfighter19
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illiniipa

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

09-27-2012 20:14:54 | More by illiniipa
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scvance

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear amber color with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, alcohol, and slight citrus. Taste is very intense right up front. Taste follows the aroma, high alcohol flavor, and a lingering caramel sweetness, as well as a nice long lasting bite of hop bitterness. In my opinion, it's good, it's interesting, but it's just not for me. The alcohol is too pronounced, and there isn't the definitive hop aroma I was expecting. I'm glad I tried it, but I can't say I'll be having it again soon. Worth a taste if it's available to you, but obviously this one is not for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:01:05 | More by scvance
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Connor

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-25-2012 01:26:43 | More by Connor
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mttdls

New York

5/5  rDev +34%

09-19-2012 18:20:10 | More by mttdls
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Jambarino

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Pours a deep dark amber,very little head retention and almost no lacing.Very little carbonation.

S:Caramel,faint citrus hops,faint apple juice.

T:All malt up front,faint hop kick at the end with a lingering bitterness.Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

M:Medium mouth feel with some carbonation.Sticky at the end with a slight alcohol burn.

O:I don't understand the negative reviews,I guess because its not quite what the label says,however it is a great beer regardless.If you take yourself too seriously,or if you are expecting a hop bomb look elsewhere because this is not it.However if you want a good barleywine/ipa style beer then this is it.I would compare this to Dogfish Head Squall,maybe just slightly sweeter and not as hoppy.A top 20 beer for me.I'm really enjoying this.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 02:55:13 | More by Jambarino
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-12-2012 01:14:47 | More by TimoP
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SamW

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-11-2012 22:21:36 | More by SamW
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-09-2012 22:17:44 | More by JimGlonke
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-08-2012 17:00:49 | More by bacher468
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

09-04-2012 15:05:51 | More by Calculat0r
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-30-2012 17:53:56 | More by Dieck
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Pours a deep clear reddish brown, small cream colored head. Aroma comes off with serious caramel malts and a nice backdrop of caramels. Very malt-forward IPA, with some pine bitterness and grapefruit flavor on the finish. To me, this has a very similar flavor profile to Double Crooked Tree, but hides the alcohol better. A pretty solid brew here. Much better than their regular IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 20:12:19 | More by BMMillsy
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macrosmatic

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Clear, very dark amber with a one and a half finger tan head that fades pretty quickly without much lacing. Only a bit of visisble carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel, boozy, with a bit of pine hops.

T: Caramel, booze, bitter from hops. I don't get a whole lot of other hop presence.

M: Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Decent carbonation sensation. Alcohol is very noticeable - this is pretty hot.

O: I'm torn as to how to review this. As a DIPA, this is a complete fail. It was decent for a barleywine, not great though. Low hop presence and over-malted which results in a very cloying sweet overall impression. If this was listed as a American Barleywine, I think it would be in the 3.5-3.75 range for me overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:56:53 | More by macrosmatic
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PalmettoPyrat

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-20-2012 20:35:59 | More by PalmettoPyrat
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wo87810

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-15-2012 20:47:49 | More by wo87810
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a slow, sluggish, deep darkish, murky orange color with a small white cap which quickly resedes leaving very minimal dirty white bubbles

S: Big caramel and breadiness with a hidden pine and citrus element

T: Immediate malt bomb; caramel and bread dominate start to finish. There is a inital orange peel and pine resin which try to break free. No dice. The beer is heavy, sticky, a bit buttery as well, a messy concoction I would not even know how or what to call it besides a Strong Ale but not a IIPA

M: Big body, heavy on palate, bittering boozey mouthfeel, sticky and off

O: This beer needs to go back to the drawing board.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 11:59:48 | More by barleywinefiend
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Thaxton


4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-31-2012 05:03:31 | More by Thaxton
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-28-2012 01:25:18 | More by RDW
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-22-2012 23:33:16 | More by durlta
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-18-2012 18:17:26 | More by markasparov
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-10-2012 15:49:50 | More by jheezee
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-09-2012 17:06:31 | More by Marti403
Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.