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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: 249
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

brendaniel, Jun 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

TheBigBoy, Jun 15, 2012
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 wgfxkmf
3/5  rDev -10.2%

wgfxkmf, May 29, 2012
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
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

drumdude73, May 12, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +19.8%

weaselchew, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

discdueler, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of ADemshar
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ADemshar, Apr 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of sansho
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

sansho, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

zonker17, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1143rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Purchased from Total Wine Tampa for $1.79

App- A very curiously dark orange with some gold notes on e bottom. Spotty head but some nice slow moving bubbles flood upward. Good cling on this.

Smell- A ton of caramel and sweet malts. Smells decidedly like a old ale or a brown ale.

Taste- For an IPA this is one big malt bomb. Tiny amounts of bitter on the flavor, with the caramel and sweetness for days.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with more caramel and more malty brown ale notes.

Drink- It's just okay. Probably won't come back to this one.

FosterJM, Mar 16, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.

Judging from the ABV, I'm expecting something closer to an American Pale branded with the ever-trendy IPA label. The second "IPA" I've had from them that actually isn't an IPA at all? Let's see.

The pour is right, an amber color with a smaller head and plenty of visible carbonation. The aroma consists of bready malts as well as citrus and pine hops. The taste, as expected, skews closer to an APA. The hops are very restrained and kept in check by caramel malt. There is a dry, piney finish that'll remind you of an IPA, but that's about it. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and fairly drying, and the drinkability is pretty good. Overall it's a pretty good beer, don't come here looking for a hop fix. Maybe one day these guys will actually brew an IPA, instead of Barleywines and APAs they call IPAs.

shand, Mar 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ucsbmullet, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

buckyp, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

SkinnyPigeon, Feb 22, 2012
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
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a darker amber with two fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of sticky lacing and foamy cap.

S: Pretty malt forward which is always a bit disappointing for an IPA. Toasted, biscuity malt with grassy, slightly citrus hops.

T: Taste is a good bit better than the smell. Still malty, but hops do shine through a little more. Grassy and citrus hops with toasted and caramel malts. Mildly bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied, slightly dry and bitter.

O: This probably isn't what most folks are looking for in an IPA these days, but this isn't a bad beer. I certainly don't regret buying this, but won't seek out again.

titosupertramp, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Jamstone714, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

TheBoozeTraveler, Jan 12, 2012
Thomas Creek Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.