Thomas Creek Class Five IPA | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Class Five IPAThomas Creek Class Five IPA

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
84 IBU

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-29-2008

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +18%

At Thomas Creek right now...don't know if its permanent, but they've changed up the recipe for Class Five. Its much more balanced and better hopped with a bigger citrus flavor. It has changed enough for me to up my rating! Stop by the brewery for a fresh taste, may take a little while for bottles to start circulating. Edited 9/12/14

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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On the drive down to Florida from Canada I wanted to explore some of the local beers in the states we crossed...

A- nice light golden amber, weak off white head not retained very long
S- malt character with a subtle hint of hops aroma
M- moderate carbonation, not over powering
T- good balance of malt and hops, but also nothing to bring to the forefront.
O- the more I drank then less I found. The beer kind of faded into the abyss of every other beer that tries to be craft. It is drinkable, on a hot summer day, just not memorable enough to have much cause for concern. Sorry South Carolina.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Amber golden clear body capped by an off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. S: Floral, caramel and pine aromas.
T: Caramel malt backbone starts sweet but leads to hoppy middle and back end with piney and herbal flavors.
M: Clean and dry. Balanced brew.
O: Malt and hop profiles produce good balance of flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.84/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a creamy, off-white foam. A fair amount of lace is left by the sticky head.

Aroma is full of caramel, citrus and fusel. Not the cleanest smell.

In the taste, citrus, toffee, caramel, herb, grass, and pellet. Mild but earthy bitterness does an ok job with balance. Big malt sweetness. Has an English ipa vibe and in that sense it's not bad. Tastes a bit stronger than 5.5% abv there is definite clean alcohol flavor.

Medium to full bodied, a bit hefty for the style, but smooth. Overall this reminds me of a light barleywine than ipa. You could do worse.

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Thomas Creek Class Five IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 288 ratings.
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