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The Creeker - Ithaca Beer Company

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The CreekerThe Creeker

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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

OnryAndMean, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Yellolab2010, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

butters_mcgee, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

outoffocus, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SpartyJoe, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

slow3v, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is gold/copper, opaque, dense looking, head is bright white, large bubbles, dissipates to a ring and spots with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a big hop blast: mostly citrus, grapefruit prominent, some lighter earthy and pine notes; malt is light, maybe some toast and pale malt.

Taste is big hop forward flavor, more muddled mix of citrus, earth, pine notes; hops are bitter and floral concurrently, with some pleasant tasting as it warms; malt is background, some sweetness, some toast and biscuit. Hop/malt flavor hides stronger abv.

Mouthfeel is pretty balanced for this ale, good bitterness and malt sweetness; abv is not detracting.

Overall, a very solid dipa, nice abundant aroma, good flavor, good strength and good mouthfeel.

mvanaskie13, Feb 14, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BltByKrmn, Jan 11, 2014
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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.

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

Navel orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple and caramel.

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.

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

Orange citrus bomb! Well balanced and easy drinking.

justintcoons, Jan 09, 2014
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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
The Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.