The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by corby112:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Dank, resinous hop aroma that's bursting with juicy tropical/citrus fruit notes. Very inviting with hints of fresh cut grass and pine needle countered by sweet grapefruit, pineapple, mango and blood orange. Subtle pale malt backbone with notes of bread, biscuit and cracker but this doesn't interfere with the juicy hop presence. Smells pretty good.
Medium body with a blast of dank, earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Dry and sticky with floral buds and bitter, grassy pine needle countered by tart, juicy grapefruit and orange zest. The malt backbone is faint with bread, biscuit and graham cracker flavor. Very well balanced and dangerously drinkable at 9%. Not heat at all, just subtle boozy sweetness in the finish. Complex with delicious flavor profile. Great DIPA!
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 08:59:16 | More by corby112
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a standard pint glass: color is gold/copper, opaque, dense looking, head is bright white, large bubbles, dissipates to a ring and spots with some lacing on the glass.
Smell is a big hop blast: mostly citrus, grapefruit prominent, some lighter earthy and pine notes; malt is light, maybe some toast and pale malt.
Taste is big hop forward flavor, more muddled mix of citrus, earth, pine notes; hops are bitter and floral concurrently, with some pleasant tasting as it warms; malt is background, some sweetness, some toast and biscuit. Hop/malt flavor hides stronger abv.
Mouthfeel is pretty balanced for this ale, good bitterness and malt sweetness; abv is not detracting.
Overall, a very solid dipa, nice abundant aroma, good flavor, good strength and good mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 02:18:35 | More by mvanaskie13
The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.