Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Thomas Creek Up The Creek | Thomas Creek Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Thomas Creek Up The CreekThomas Creek Up The Creek
498 Ratings
Thomas Creek Up The CreekThomas Creek Up The Creek

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
111 IBU

Added by khiasmus on 06-03-2007

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Jasonchair
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DeltaFour
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of crownrl28
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GiantMidget
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of simont1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MikeWard
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PhilMiller
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MCain04
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent over by @JISurfer, thanks! 12 oz bottle poured into a Speigelau glass.

Darker than expected, murky reddish brown opque body with a tan creamy head of good retention, lacing.

Smell is immediately boozy. But also, but caramel and toffee flavors.

Taste is booze, caramel, stale hops, and more alcohol.

Mouthfeel is heavy and thick with medium carbonation, good for a barleywine style.

Definitely a BW and not an IPA at all. For a BW, decent offering. For an IPA, definitely misses the mark. I'll rate it as a BW for now as if I didn't know what it was going into it.

 573 characters

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SolCollins
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of markgugs
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Cruick
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rworkman
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of nobodyhadthis
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of zbodnar1
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of davewlfpckfan29
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of onedogtwodog
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Benvarine
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MPSTARR
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of MikeB1984
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: Caramel and pine

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and hoppy.

Overall: As others have noted, this beer is more in barleywine territory than the IPA territory and it is a good one when measured by that standard. Strong hence the 12.5% alcohol.

 266 characters

Photo of xseanprimex
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Thomas Creek Up The Creek from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 498 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.