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Thomas Creek Up The Creek - Thomas Creek Brewery

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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
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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