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The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company

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The CreekerThe Creeker

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 12
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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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

TheBigBoy, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

sirsteve42, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

fluidmotion, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

mmulebarn, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Giantspace, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -16%

12oz. bottle courtesy of NewBrewBB (thanks Brett). Best before January notched on the label. Pours an orange-gold hue with a loose, quarter-inch, off-white head and a semi-hazy clarity. Head dissipates into a bull's eye dollop and a creamy band around the shoulders. Some spots and strands of lacing present during the tasting. Nose is fairly subdued - some citrus (perhaps tangerine) and herbal notes and a suggestion of the malt backbone. Taste consistent with nose - flavors are more prominent but come off a bit muddled, with a bitterness towards the back the drops off between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a pleasant carbonation that falls just short of lively. Texture has a slight oiliness to it. Overall, a decent DIPA with a fairly well-hidden ABV; however, this one doesn't really knock my socks off.

Jwale73, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a short airy white head that settled into a light ring.

Citrus aroma, mainly grapefruit, slight grass. The aroma is kind of subtle, I was expecting a bigger punch. It seems like a nice aroma but its just very subtle.

The taste is of a mild malty sweetness. Not heavy like some DIPAs can be. The hops provide a bright citrus note and a blast of pine. Grapefruit notes, perhaps some orange. Bitter but flavorful. Could use a bit more citrus notes.

The beer has a moderate to full body with tingly carbonation. Great balance for a DIPA. Has a lingering piney bitterness in the end.

A good but not great DIPA. I would like to see more citrus and buddy hop flavor. I appreciate the balance though.

Gmann, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Dcunicelli, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

GuitarIPA, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

maxhock, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

VaporDome, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

RobertColianni, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

TheHumanTorch, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

BMart, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

garuda, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

OUJayhawk1799, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a cloudy orange with a one finger white head that fades quickly. Par for the course, nothing outstanding

S- nice smash of tropical fruit. Not a very strong aroma, but it's there

T- slightly bitter, a little juicy - not overly. Tropical citrus bite. Kind of middle of the road

M- medium bodied on the thicker side. Slight burn. Not bad

O- not in love with it, plenty of better options out there - but it's not a bad beer by any means. Just sort of middle of the road for the style

bigfnjoe, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Glennlawless
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%

Poured into a Tulip

A - Hazy two tone orange with a nice one finger head.

S - Right when i opened the bottle it poured out... Sugared Grapefruit and pine. A really juicy citrus smell to it.

T - This is real good. super hoppy but balanced well. As your swallowing alcohol comes in slightly then leaves. Ends on a floral Earthy hop note. mellowed by sweet malt.

M - Medium mouth feel and well carbonated.

Overall, for a DIPA this is very drinkable and mighty tasty. A really solid beer put out by Ithica, yet again.

Glennlawless, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%

Perhaps my favor of the three beer sample pack that was just recently released by Ithica Brewing co.
The aroma was incredibly peachy, of what style hop I do not know at this point.
The color of the beer was a lighter amber almost golden amber. There was some haze but soon clear, chill haze maybe. A small white head fast fading, really was the only do side.
The taste was sweet from the start and very bitter. The peachy hops were absent. It was hoppy tasting but just not peachy hoppy tasting.
It drinks thick on the palate, resinous and finished quite bitter.
A good beer, I would buy a six pack but not a case.

micromaniac129, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dbkdev, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

MarkJBurch, Oct 30, 2013
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The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.