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Thomas Creek Class Five IPA - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Class Five IPAThomas Creek Class Five IPA

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
84 IBU

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-29-2008)
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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New York

3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

Clean amber with off white head that has trailers.
Orange blossom, resin and honey on the nose but some stewy grain, too.
Nutty granola with stewed orange and pine sap.
Skunky finish and oily linger.
Medium, clingy, sticky.

Big toasty Victory malts and Fuggles hops character make this heavier (and more English) than it should be, especially at 5.5%. No citrus or fruit to lighten the dank. Just a bit of hard work.

03-30-2013 00:35:39 | More by StJamesGate
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass a slight hazed lighter amber shade with a thinner but well retained white head.A mix of herbal hop and caramel,pretty basic but ok.Big caramel malt sweetness starts out on the palate then a shot of herbal/leafy hop comes thru,even a bit pithy in the finish.No frills and not really a hop bomb,but its decent.

10-10-2010 21:37:22 | More by oberon
Photo of merlin48


3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

Chill hazed, amber body supports a tall, offwhite head. Lots of attractive patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and grassy hops. Light medium body with ample carbonation. Taste is nicely balanced betweeen the grapefruity hop bitterness and light caramel malt sweetness. Very enjoyable with no apparent flaws.

11-02-2008 18:51:46 | More by merlin48
Photo of Mora2000


3.58/5  rDev +6.9%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of tropical fruit in it, with some papaya and mango notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same, with the papaya notes balanced out by the toffee malt to keep the bitterness low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

06-03-2012 19:37:48 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-19-2014 01:01:25 | More by Funky-Brewster
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +4.2%

undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a golden-amber. It has a light haze but is clear enough to see rising carbonation bubbles. The head is large, creamy and thick for the style. Plenty of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Aromatic, with a surprising amount of bread dough mixed in with the floral/earthy hops and toasted malt. Rather malt forward for an IPA.

T: The taste is rather malty, like the smell, but the spicy/earthy hops come through more.

M: Medium bodied; nicely smooth; slightly dry finish. Excellent for style.

O: A solid IPA coming from a reliable, if rather mainstream, brewer. Hoppiness will not satisfy some hop heads.

{lightly revised with fresh bottle in Feb. 2014)

02-22-2012 00:56:47 | More by chinchill
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.1/5  rDev +22.4%

(Served in an American Pint Glass)
A- This beer pours a deep orange body that is clear but slightly dense. There is a thick light tan foam on top that is supported by a sea of carbonation.
S- This beer has a green earthy pine flavor with a hint of cologne to the hops and a cream note comes through when it warms.
T- This beer has a soft pale malt note with a bigger green pine hop bite with some good depth to the hops.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture.
D- This beer has a good malt support to a good hop flavor with some nice depth.

04-21-2010 22:23:53 | More by rhoadsrage
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-25-2012 22:26:24 | More by ltdantheman
Photo of RDW


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-28-2012 01:24:55 | More by RDW
Photo of En29356


3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-26-2013 16:36:13 | More by En29356
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

11-13-2013 17:56:19 | More by b2611
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

12-27-2011 00:51:06 | More by whitekiboko
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a slightly-hazy brown-amber with a short white head. Aroma of piney hops and a slight whiff of whiskey. Bitter and clean on the tongue, with just a touch of sweetness at the end. Muted tones of pine, citrus, and caramel malt.

Not overly complex, but enjoyable enough.

06-30-2011 23:38:51 | More by RockyTopHeel
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +17.3%

A - amber with a thin lacing of white head that has decent retention

S - bread, sugar, caramel

T - burnt toast, bread, sugar, caramel, earthy, spicy, piny

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a great beer. It has an odd toasted malt character that was unexpected and off putting but on the whole it was delicious. It's well worth checking out.

05-28-2012 23:29:32 | More by tdm168
Photo of Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -3.6%

bottle poured into mug.
A-Golden color with 1 inch head, some lacing.
S-Floral, some banana,caramel and bread
T-Citrus,caramel, malts, light pine
M-Medium body, good carbonation, nice hoppy finish.
O-A easy drinking beer. Not bad at all. Not the best of the style, also has a bit more malt than some other IPAs. Would still get again. Nice S.C. beer.

01-18-2013 23:19:33 | More by Damian74Shensky
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

04-19-2014 23:57:55 | More by cosgrovekatie
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3.45/5  rDev +3%

Fairly standard IPA poured a pale copper with a small head. Notes of faint hops and fruit lingered in the nose. A fairly bitter hoppiness prevailed in the taste department, and was backed up by a light malt character. Mouthfeel was bit too thin and watery for the style. Easy drinking, but missing some of the qualities I look for in a solid IPA.

10-26-2002 13:19:30 | More by Jon
Photo of Betajeff

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2014 01:33:23 | More by Betajeff
Photo of aztraz


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-05-2012 14:32:38 | More by aztraz
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3.58/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Doughy & piney, plus orange peels, all fade once warm

T: Caramel, piney & woody hops, atouch of mineral dryness & biscuitty malt up front. Leafy hops mix with slight pear fruittyness as this warms, some grapefruit on the edges. Finishes with dry woody hop flourish that doesn't really wow me, plus just a touch of toffee & orange peel

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

A nice, not great AIPA, drinkable enough though

12-02-2011 03:19:04 | More by russpowell
Photo of tkelley


3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Bought a six pack while in SC for the holidays. Im trying to keep my beers in my basement (about 60 degrees F) now as opposed to my fridge in the hopes that more of the flavors will be exposed. 12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A -- very light copper color with a very fluffy white head that went over the top of the glass without spilling over the side, which was very cool. It is very, very clear. No haze to speak of.

S -- I thought the smell was pretty hoppy, leaning away from citrus and towards a kind of woody/resiny scent. Big malt nose too, for an IPA anyway.

T -- Pretty good. Again, it's hoppy, but not so bitter with hops to make you go "Wow! That's super hoppy." And again, more of a piney/resiny hop taste than a fruity/citrusy one. Probably more like an east coast version of a British IPA. Nice biscuity notes too.

M -- Good mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Feels soft and a little thick.

O -- I would say very drinkable. A quality ale on the hoppy side.


12-29-2012 00:51:03 | More by tkelley
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-26-2012 22:12:16 | More by zonker17
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South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +9%

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Pours red-orange with a one finger off-white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of big malt, hops, and citrus. The flavor was of citrus, big malt, with a subtle hop followthrough. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a nice brew. However it wasn't a typical IPA as the malt definitely stole the show more than most IPA's I've had. However it was still quite drinkable despite all of that.

08-06-2010 19:36:32 | More by thagr81us
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-16-2012 14:07:44 | More by poopsmitherson
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-29-2013 23:16:15 | More by sonofliberty2
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Thomas Creek Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
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