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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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236 Ratings
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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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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-29-2013 23:16:15 | More by sonofliberty2
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En29356

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-26-2013 16:36:13 | More by En29356
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.34/5  rDev -0.3%

The beer looked quite nice, with a clear, orange-amber body, and a large head. The smell was too mild for the style, with perfumey hops and toasted malts. The taste was quite bitter, with a metallic tang. There was caramel malt besides the hop bitterness, and not much else. The finish was very dry. The beer was among a mixed six pack of IPA's I picked up at the store last week. I doubt I will go back for this one again very soon. It wasn't bad, just not memorable.

09-20-2013 04:45:17 | More by rajendra82
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ChuckS

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

09-15-2013 12:14:21 | More by ChuckS
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-09-2013 23:15:21 | More by NoCurse2012
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-08-2013 22:08:14 | More by Bear1964
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kots84

South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance - Reddish copper body with a off white head.

Smell - Piney hops. A little malt aroma.

Taste - Citrus , pine , grassy taste with a little bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation. A little dry with a medium body.

Overall - It' s a okey beer. Would recommend more for someone as a starter ipa.

09-05-2013 05:12:10 | More by kots84
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-28-2013 02:28:19 | More by cardsfan
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Mojo

Alabama

3.64/5  rDev +8.7%

12 ounce bottle -> Highland Brewing Company snifter

A - Pours up a clear beautiful copper with an off-white two finger head, pretty good retention, and good lacing.

S - earthy, pine, grass, and resin

T - an initial maltiness is sort of overpowered by a big hop presence that makes it a little unbalanced. The hop taste is more rye than citrus.

M - good carbonation with a bit of an aftertaste

O - not awesome, but drinkable.

08-28-2013 02:27:43 | More by Mojo
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-27-2013 04:14:55 | More by Chevelle66
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paulgarrison

Alabama

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-17-2013 17:24:24 | More by paulgarrison
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Openwyd

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

08-11-2013 20:42:17 | More by Openwyd
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icehawk

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-08-2013 23:25:56 | More by icehawk
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jkn09

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 02:40:28 | More by jkn09
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

07-26-2013 01:00:36 | More by WOLFGANG
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-19-2013 17:21:00 | More by wertschy
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2013 03:35:11 | More by YalovaIA
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carterbt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-03-2013 03:23:33 | More by carterbt
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2013 23:15:59 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-29-2013 15:52:04 | More by RobertJBeer
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MAJ85

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-29-2013 13:03:34 | More by MAJ85
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-22-2013 23:45:12 | More by ADTaber
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-22-2013 23:41:13 | More by OregonGrown7
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-22-2013 23:32:31 | More by MtOrion
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: Pours a reddish caramel brown color…it’s a nice dark color, but somewhat transparent, I do see a few bubbles in the middle…head is a mixture of big and little bubbles, creating a thin layer that covers the top…it does liven up a bit with a couple of swirls, but settles rather quickly…(3.5/5)

Smell: First thing I get is an earthy yeast aroma, somewhat musky and woodsy…a very balanced IPA, I’m getting a nice mix of hops and malts here…things are very earthy & woodsy with touches of caramel, mild sweetness (honey maybe) and pale malts…it’s got kind of a syrupy fruit cocktail thing happening here too, but it’s no where near as strong as all the earthy tones…not bad…(3.5/5)

Taste: Hmmm…starts very earthy, with tons of woodsy/earthy bitterness, yeast and caramel hitting my tongue first…it’s very balanced I have to say…there’s a peachy type fruit sweetness playing a background role keeping the musky notes in check…malts are on the pale side for sure and it has a bit of noticeable cascade hops bite that shows late…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium to full carbonation…fluffs up into a cloud of earthy/woodsy bitterness and caramel/pale malts…easy drinking, smooth and finishes crisply…there is a woodsy bitterness that gently lingers in the after taste…(3.75/5)

Overall: While this isn’t my typical style of IPA, this is very drinkable…usually I get sick of all the earthy/woodsy/musky hops and yeast strains, but it seems they’ve mixed things to just the right proportions for my taste buds…with it’s relatively low ABV, only 5.5%, this is a brew that works well with having to socialize, make somewhat critical life decisions or just walking the disc golf course…if hoppy citrus bombs are not your style, than this one may be right up your alley…it’s not gonna blow your mind, but it’s easy to recommend and is a brew worthy of a six pack pick up…(3.5/5)

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06-10-2013 00:54:07 | More by SerialHiker
Thomas Creek Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.