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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | 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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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -38.3%

Pours a clean deep amber in color with a tan head. In the aroma, a small pine hop, and a huge presence of hairspray like alcohol. In the taste, dry alcohol, caramel like notes, and mellow hops in the end. Oh, did I mention the hairspray like dryness of alcohol all the way through. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small alcohol and note of hop in the aftertaste. Just a note of hops, boozy and unbalanced.

11-23-2012 17:15:40 | More by OWSLEY069
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kirbmeist

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-21-2012 23:07:49 | More by kirbmeist
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-19-2012 00:27:06 | More by yaksurf
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%

Looks super dark for the style. Caramel brown in color. Not much head. Looks okay. 3.5

I smell roasted malts and earthy hops without much vigor. Caramel, grapefruit, and pine. 3.5

Total candy DIPA with rich toffee malts and notes of fig and orange and grapefruit. Sweet and very malty, like a barleywine. Not particularly hoppy. Light chocolate note. Heaps of alcohol. 3.5

Sticky with sweetness. Light-to-moderate carbonation. Pretty boozy. 3.0

Okay DIPA. Enjoying the strength more than the flavor, at this point. 3.5

11-17-2012 13:11:04 | More by thecheapies
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GaryFields

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-14-2012 01:11:59 | More by GaryFields
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber color with 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Very sweet smelling beer. Malts are present as well as piney hops and some alcohol.

T: Just like the smell, the taste is very sweet malts followed by a good bit of hops. There's no way you would know this is 12.5% ABV.

M: Full bodied with fairly low carbonation. Coats your whole mouth and leaves a wonderful aftertaste. Too easy to drink!

O: Not as hop heavy as some IPA's, but still a great beer. If there was a category for Triple IPA's this would be it. It's just like the label says...Extreme!

11-13-2012 22:10:44 | More by nUgZ
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bobojuice

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-28-2012 07:28:12 | More by bobojuice
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-25-2012 14:36:29 | More by beerdhabelly
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Riverared

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-20-2012 22:16:14 | More by Riverared
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Bottle given to me by a friend. Bottle kept in fridge. Poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a very deep, deep, amber color. With 2 fingers of tan colored head that lingers for a while, and leaves some sticking lacing on the glass.

S- Seems kind of off style. Smells rich with lots of sweet caramel. Very thick resinous pine aroma underneath all of that sweet caramel. Smells good.

T- Very sweet malt bomb with a huge amount of hoppy kick. Again, seems a tad off style but good nonetheless. Is that a light roasted coffee after taste? Or maybe rich dark caramel / toffee? Very interesting. There is a huge resinous, bitter, piney kick, followed quickly by more rich sweetness and that interesting aftertaste. Well done.

M- HUGE! This beer coats the mouth with a stickiness that seems unparalleled. This one brings a new definition to a full bodied beer. The 12.5% ABV is really unnoticeable and well hidden. Moderately low amount of carbonation.

O- A great beer! Just seems a tad off style. Who are we to judge what the Brewer calls his beer? This is one intense in-your-face beer. Not for the faint of heart. A huge, full bodied, malt explosion, hop BOMB. A beer that tests the limits of brewing and takes the art of brewing to the next level.

10-08-2012 00:57:03 | More by rfbenavi80
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-03-2012 00:49:33 | More by baybum
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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
Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.