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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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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 245 | Reviews: 96 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by drumdude73:
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

drumdude73, May 12, 2012
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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

merlin48, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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)

chinchill, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of ltdantheman
3/5  rDev -10.2%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

RDW, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of CTague
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

CTague, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of En29356
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

En29356, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of b2611
3/5  rDev -10.2%

b2611, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of whitekiboko
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RockyTopHeel, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, May 29, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Damian74Shensky, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

cosgrovekatie, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Jon
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jon, Oct 26, 2002
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

dailyminefield, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Betajeff
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Betajeff, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of tkelley
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Cheers!

tkelley, Dec 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

zonker17, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

thagr81us, Aug 06, 2010
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Thomas Creek Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.