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Creeker | Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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543 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
By no means an ordinary Double IPA. Creeker is all hops with little malt body. Enjoy the intense citrus flavor & aroma with mischievously easy drinkability.

Added by rlee1390 on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,439
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
543
pDev:
7.66%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
93
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Hop_God
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Forebeer1
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coombski
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tarheel219
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mush
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lccrunchy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz, bottle with a May 23, 2017 date stamped on the neck. Sampled on June 18, 2017.

Big aroma of pine and citrus but also a kind of woody, herbal quality. Breaded malts below that.

The body feels smooth and on the heavier side yet also juicy.

The taste is not as vibrant as the aroma suggested it would be with more of a tobacco malt woodiness seeping in and the citrus hops are more in the background.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a hazy golden somewhat of a yellowish colored body with a half a finger white foamy head that quickly dies into the body, light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace, not any lacing is seen The smell has a fragrant citrus fruits with a nice backing by the malts, though a mild bitterness enters in as it warms. The taste started off bitter but a nice dose of sweet maltiness comes in after some warming up, bitter citrusy aftertaste, dry finish. The palate had a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is a bit smoother than most DIPA’s, but I’ll take it, no worries. Overall, I say this is a good DIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of razorsdescent
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from Candia Rd
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized long lasting frothy white head. Citrus pine and bread with bits of toffee and butterscotch bitterness. I was expecting more from this beer. Lingering bitter resinous aspirin alcohol and butter.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAXEL
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked-up a single as part of a mixed pack @ Kappy's in Norwell. It has the following code on the bottle neck:
CR16001-003
160127
Is this beer over a year old, or do I need to put this in the trunk of a DeLorean, and have Bletchley Park decode the bottled-on date? No winners here, taste is blah.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, no date noticeable:
Since my bottle shop had this for the first time that I've seen (especially recently), I assume this is a fresher bottle. I could not find the date on the bottle (even looked for etchings). My initial impressions were that this may be old. After drinking it down a bit, I was changing my opinion a bit, but I also am not getting the fairly high rating or the brewer's notes as I initially interpreted them.

Pours a fairly hazy dark orange, a little grungy. The head is nicely foamy, even if it didn't grow too lareg. It is lasting and provides lacing, though.

Nose has a fresh green herbal note to it, a little pungent with maybe a hint of dankness. There's a hint of grapefruit and grapefruit rind as well. A little spice bite hits at the end - it could be alcohol, but I don't think so.

As the beer warmed, I think I started to get a nod toward the NE IPA profile. I wouldn't consider that profile "all hops" - but maybe that's the misunderstanding. In that line, it's not as juicy as some I've had, so the opening seems more like a more balanced IPA with a spicy to lightly caramel opening. There seems to be a little conflict up front as to what is going on. By mid-taste, a citrus-leaning bitterness comes in, big on rind and light on pine resin. The feel is thicker than expected by me, and that combines with a little hint of alcohol to net a nice feel.

I had this lower originally, but upped the rating slightly as I got into the brew. The opening was a tad muddled to me, preventing it from getting even a little higher.

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3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a very, very well done DIPA. Its a bit hard to rate in that it is not distinctive, just very nicely done. It checks all the boxes of a great DIPA. If you see it, drink it!

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Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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