Class Five IPA | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Class Five IPAClass Five IPA
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Class Five IPAClass Five IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States
thomascreekbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
84 IBU

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,934
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
294
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orang amber/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, mango, citrus peel/rind, mint, wood, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. A bit muddy aromas. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, mango, citrus peel/rind, mint, wood, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, mango, citrus peel/rind, mint, wood, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Classic tasting IPA. Centennial, Cascade, Fuggles. Nice juicy, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice dark/bready malt backing, with minimal residual sweetness from lingering dryness. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.88/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
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3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
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3/5  rDev -10.2%
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3.24/5  rDev -3%
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3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
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2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
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3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap at the brewery. The appearance is a brown color with a small white head. The aroma is malt and some hops. The taste is more malt than hops.

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3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
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2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
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2.57/5  rDev -23.1%
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3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
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3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
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3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 294 ratings