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The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company

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The CreekerThe Creeker

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rlee1390 on 08-11-2013)
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

120minuteman, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

IPAchris, Nov 07, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I was so glad to find this in my first Box of Hops that I had to rush downtown to get another couple boxes. Wish I had a case of just this gem of Ithaca Beercraft!
Bottles have very tasty sediment well worth stirring up gently before pouring high into a pint glass to get thick fine-bubbled foam very thick and plastic bulging up over pint glass rim and settling to thin scrim leaving persistent lace. Turbid orange SRM color around 3 on my chart, pastel vanilla orangesickle. Appearance so pretty I want to watch one while I drink another
Smells of lots of grapefruity hops, yeast, no malt or ethanol in the nose.
Tastes totally dynamite for IPA from tongue tip to back of gullet: perfect complex bittering leaves hops tanning the throat hide for many minutes of blissful aftertaste. Goes great with sourdough beer pretzels and Limburger.
Mouthfeel chewy, dense, persistent, full, rich, imperial, leaving juicy well-whacked salivation and craving for more.
Overall I'm just sad this isn't a steady year-round brew. Tastes like it will last several months, but I wish we didn't have to wait till Oct 2014 for the next batch.

jameswaldo, Nov 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Bnjmnlws, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

PJKSR02, Nov 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jpd026, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Evarigan, Nov 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

phooky, Nov 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

reizorc, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jagrbombz69, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

hollywood_15063, Nov 26, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A Poured from bottle to pint glass. Hazy golden orange with 2 finger head.
S Strong pine aroma
T Heavy hop taste up front lingering aftertaste
M Lingering hop flavor yields an excellent finish
O This is about as good as a DIPA as I've had. Yes I'm including Pliny the Elder. Outstanding.

jduff, Oct 31, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy light yellowish orange with a 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: floral and mildly earthy hop aroma is upfront, with some softer citrus tones lingering in the background.

Taste: caramel, orange, pear, mango, floral bitterness, and a bit of warming alcohol make up a well balanced beer. A hint of earthiness shows up at the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Dryness arrives late. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: this was a very tasty beer that despite the higher alcohol level was super easy to drink. I think this may have surpassed Flower Power for my favorite Ithaca beer.

Gavage, Oct 31, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Box of Hops purchased at Wegmans in Pittsford, NY.

Pours a clear hazy yellow. Full fluffy head, 2 inches, globs of sticky lacing. Some floaties visible.

Smell is of equal amounts of citrus and pine. Very fresh and clean smelling.

Strong citrus here- grapefruit, mango, orange, and pineapple. So clean. Strong lingering bitterness is very welcome, and palate shredding. Don't drink anything else after this one.

Medium bodied, dry and crisp. Alcohol is well integrated and hidden.

Doesn't beat Flower Power for drinkability, but has more intense flavors for sure.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 05, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Chill hazed golden orange body. Big three finger high off-white head with excellent retention. Leaves foamy lacing on the glass.

Smells of intense citrus fruit, kiwi, honey, white grapes.

Taste is a very smooth, modest bitterness. Very excellent. Hop flavor is there, bitterness is very restrained for a double IPA. Body is on the lighter side for the style. Very gentle carbonation, maybe a tad under-carbonated.

So incredibly drinkable it's crazy. The hop profile is fresh, and the body as smooth as it gets for DIPA. This is a dangerous beer. I like it more than I like Flower Power.

MusicaleMike, Jan 02, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale orange with next to no head. Aroma is citrus, tangerine, and alcohol. This is a destructively easy drinking beer that starts bitter and ends sweet. It has a variety of complexities that are tell tale of a beer that took much care and meticulousness to produce, and I for one truly appreciate that.

stjjoseph87, Nov 19, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a hazy light gold 1 finger of soapy white head, little lacing.
S - Awesome aroma, big juicy tropical fruits, big on pineapple, then some mango, a nice pine dankness to it as well, a touch of sweet malt.
T - This is so hop forward, this is what I look to in a great American IPA, big juicy pineapple and mango, some mild pine and grass, light bready malt base, and slightly floury on the end, which is the only thing keeping it from a 5.
M - The 9% is hidden so very well, but the good flavors do fade fast here.
O - To me this tastes like a blend of Firestone Walker Double Jack/ Lagunitas Sucks and Fathead's Headhunter. Big pineapple and mango with a nice dank earthy pine bitterness, just an outstanding brew, lots of flavor, well hidden alcohol. Ithaca, PLEASE make this a year-round addition to your lineup. It'd be a crime to brew this only once.!

Omnium, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MadScientist, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

virinow, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

butters_mcgee, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jdaddy, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

JT99125, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sharemybeer, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sfr26, Nov 08, 2013
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The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.