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The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company

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The CreekerThe Creeker

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: rlee1390 on 08-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gabedivision
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle to a tumbler glass

A- pours a hazy off orange straw with a pillowy white 1 finger head

S- Big mango and orange right up front hop juice all the way. some caramel, a little bready with some faint alcohol floating around

T- Booze seems to touch up front, followed by pine, and tons of citrus fruits, mango, papaya, peaches, oranges just wow. A lot of sweetness midmouth, some more booze on mixed with some grapefruit tart and bitterness on the finish.

M- Light bodied for a high gravity beer, very easy to drink, smooth, full of teeth grinding sweetness, finishes dry and bitter.

O- It's been a great year for east coast DIPA's with Alchemy Hour, Dirtwolf and now this, truly Flower Power's bigger brother. Packed full of citrus just absolutly delcicious, hope this makes its way into 4 or 6 packs or bombers. cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BB1313
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very cloudy golden; small off white head that fades quickly and leaves nice retention and decent lacing. There are floaties/sediment swimming around if you really look at it. The aromas are very nice. They're full of sticky grapefruit along with some pineapple and mango. Lots of sweet malts in the mix. The flavors are pretty juicy with lots of citrus. More grapefruit along with hints of lemon and lime. Nice amount of hop resin. More grapefruit. Extremely subtle caramel notes. This one has a solid malt backbone and the malts are noticeable, but definitely not in a bad way, I'm just saying. The malts actually accent the hops. It's ultimately bittersweet, but the hops shine. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied; slightly slick with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's fun and easy to drink.

They should give The Creeker its own release as a seasonal or year-round. This is a great DIPA. It has a bit of a west-coast vibe fused with some east-coast staples. This definitely has an enjoyable hop profile. Well done.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gavage
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Says best by January so its probably a couple months old. Into a pint glass
A - Very bright yellow with great carbonation making a solid inch of head that sticks around. Love the lacing very sticky.
S - The smell gets me pumped with mild pine and citrus hops, almost in the vein of wet hop (which may explain the one time release) Balancing malts are great also I just want to taste it!
T+M - Kind of disappointed at this point (two months old) it's kind of watery giving me a light to medium body but it's got a good hop bite that keeps it from being old and malty. After drinking it for a while it reminded me of "flower power" but easier drinking since I have had flower power and remember it having a grainy alcohol bite. Tasty.

Overall for 3 dollars a bottle this isn't as good as say "Dirt Wolf" which is in high demand for being 8 dollars a four pack but it's still very drinkable in a fact dangerously drinkable. One of the top DIPA's I have had this year.

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best before January notched on the label.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a mostly dense white head. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Quite a nice hop aroma on this one. Citrus is very strong along with herbal and earthy tones. Malts are faint and very light.

T: Hops are the center of attention on this one. Floral and earthy tones blend with a citrus and spice quality. Very nice. Malts don't take over and dominate the backend despite the beer being strong.

M: Creamy mouthfeel that goes down very smooth. Finish is clean considering the amount of hops in this one. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall a real solid double IPA from Ithaca that needs to be more available. As others have said this is reminiscent of flower power just a bit more amped up. Pick it up if you can find it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.