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The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company

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The CreekerThe Creeker

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

278 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 278
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 18 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

This beer is not retired! It is alive and delicious.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jameswaldo
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jduff
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.

Photo of Art_Vandalay
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Gavage
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.

Photo of tylergoov
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

Photo of MusicaleMike
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.

Photo of stjjoseph87
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.

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The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.