Creeker | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
527 Ratings
CreekerCreeker
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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
Ratings:
527
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 95
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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Photo of Vintilian
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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Photo of MattXT
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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Photo of jhlosito75
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeyDeutsch
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4-pack 12 oz bottles for around $12. Slightly hazy golden-copper color with a short head that leaves nice lace. Aromas are fairly muted, with some grassiness, malt, and citrus. Taste has some citrus, malt, bread, slight acerbity. Mouth feel is medium body, well carbonated, more harsh than soft, but not bad. Overall, a decent DIPA - slightly disappointed in the fact that there is almost no information about the beer on the label and no bottling date.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/29...pours murky rusty copper, thick looking, very little foam. Sweet resiny nose, passion fruit/guava in there too. Juicy fruity open, threads a bitter but balanced by the fruit base. Pine resin close. Chewy finish. Bitter close. Tasty.

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barsonthetrak
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA, beats out Flower Power but both are quite good. Beautiful burnt orange color, lots of pine and some citrusy fruit I can't really place in the scent (starfruit?). Taste is balanced, seems like there is some Mosaic in there. Notes of tropical fruit and juicy berries on the tongue. I found it a really easy drinker for 8.5%, would get again

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Photo of jhavs
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a nice east coast style big ipa, hazy and orange in the glass, fairly sturdy looking with a full inch of lasting white foam, no visible sediment. it smells nice, juicy and citrusy, with some woody notes behind it. like a mix of citra and centennial, maybe amarillo too, but there is also that northwestern pine thing, could be simcoe, tough to say, but there is a lot of whatever they are, very very hoppy beer in all aspects. juicy and oily, bitter and stiff, just how i like them. its not so thick from being cloudy that its a distraction, which i am finding is the case in a lot of these. instead it drinks about like it should, bigger bodied but on the dry side, sticky from the hops but not weighted down much by the malt, even though it has a light toast to it as well. orange and honey, meyer lemon and pineapple juice. ithaca has been making big hoppy beers before they were even all that fashionable, and its cool to see them continuing to push the style in various directions. thanks to my man back easy for sending a few of these out for me to try. cheers!

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Photo of Stephan16
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Creeker from Ithaca Beer Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 527 ratings.
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