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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
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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

kirchy, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

hinemk76, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dspinler, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

HopGrazer, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

hopley, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a quite foggy gold hue with minimal head. Interesting flavor profile. A mix of earthy and pine and citrus in a very even-keeled kind of way. Smooth and consistent. A nice drinker. An interesting east coast style IPA (and a double at that).Good balance and a rounded character.

RblWthACoz, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of BltByKrmn
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BltByKrmn, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Horbar, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Golden yellow with a short head that dissipates quickly. Sediment is suspended throughout the glass.

Nose
Navel orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple and caramel.

Taste
Tons of orange citrus! Navel orange and tangerine. Grapefruit juice, mango, lemon pith and touches of pineapple. Firm caramel backbone balances everything out. Finishes with some nice florals and pine resin.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, moderately bitter, oily and dry.

Overall
Orange citrus bomb! Well balanced and easy drinking.

justintcoons, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

OUJayhawk1799, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 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.

MusicaleMike, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Los1324, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jagrbombz69, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of 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!

corby112, Dec 28, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange pour into a chilled pint glass. Medium head on pour, which dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Classic piney grapefruit on the nose evidence a strong hop presence. There is some earthy mushroom detected here, but it is very subtle and does not detract (if anything, it adds some complexity). On the palate, the hops jump out of the glass, with hints of lemony floral fruit. Nice, ample mouthfeel and strong, warm finish let's you know the alcohol is there. All in all, I like this very much, and hope to drink it again.

JohnParadee, Dec 28, 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%

mmulebarn, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Vietmeier, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

pathman, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Slatetank for the hookup on this one. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy golden copper color with a finger of off-white head that fades leaving patchy lace.

The aroma is bright and hoppy with herbs. It is rindy and fruity with pulp and zest. Somewhat dank and grassy with a faint fresh bready grain aspect becoming more apparent as it warms up.

The flavor is bitter with pulp, pith, rinds and zest like oranges before getting herbal grassy and dank. A little fruity alcohol component boosts the hoppiness with a little grain sweetness in the finish to contrast and balance.

This is medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. A very nice DIPA with plenty of hoppy characteristics that are enjoyable. This is worth seeking out. Thanks again Matt.

stakem, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Houser, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

baklo, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Joe_Detweiler, Dec 15, 2013
The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.