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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Creeper is an American style Barleywine.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
This was described as a Double IPA/Blonde Barleywine. Really big juicy and hoppy beer. Definitely gets most of its flavor from hops but there is a really nice big bready backbone. Really great crossover style beer and very drinkable with no trace of alcohol for 10%. It does creep up on you

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draft from Dirty Frank’s. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, and honey. Flavor of resinous hops, citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malts, pineapple, and pine resin. Medium body, fruity, sweet. Low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (252) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On tap at dirty franks. In snifter and deep gold color. Little head. Billed as double ipa. Tastes a bit strong but good sweet finish. Moderate hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
12 oz draft at the brewery in Columbus, Ohio. This was sold as a "Triple IPA", though the bartender did mention it had some Barley Wine characteristics. The pour is a hazed cheddar orange with a small off white head. Thick sheeting of lace are left behind as the beer goes down. The aroma is citrus hop, floral, and then a decent amount of honey sweetness. The taste is honey floral sweet, clove yeast, then a solid shot of booze in the back. A bit overwhelming for my tastes, the honey cloyed a bit. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a weird honey sweet clove booze finish. Pretty unrefined and over the top for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at Fatheads, listed as an IIPA at 10% AbV, pour is a light orange color with big hoppy nose, taste is citruses but also some alcohol with a slight burn.. No way this is a BW, all IIPA all day

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Draft. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and improved as it warms to 48 degrees.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
On tap at CBC, the staff said it was a "triple IPA", I’m guessing it was this. Poured a dense unfiltered orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, light booze, sweet bready malt, light pine. Flavors were sweet malt and tropical fruit, bitter hop notes weaved in and out. Body was thick, mellow carbonation, sweet/malt/boozey covered up the weaving bitterness, thick sweetness finished fairly bitter. Overall, this one falll in the Double Trouble, Hop Slam, Devil Dancer category(ie, double IPA that has way too much malt backbone for it’s own good, a bit on the sweet side as well). That said, this is one is better than some of the huged hyped big IIPAs(looking at you Hopslam) but falls short of the true midwest champs(fresh Dreadnaught) and lacks the refinement of the better hoppy Barleywines(Bigfoot) or even the layers of a full bodied english style barleywine(my fav is still that Barley’s Spark of the Devine one off). Still a tasty beer that was perfect for the icy chill of a Ohio February.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Had on draft at Barleys Mini Real Ale Fest (Columbus). This one was tricky! Not what I was expecting. Huge hop bomb and not exactly what I have come to love about Barleywines. Citrus, oranges and lemons, followed by pine and a hint of vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
CBC (and just about everyone else) was out of this by the time I was looking for it, but found it on tap at Lounge 62. Hazy gold color with a medium off-white head. Lots of citrusy hops in the nose with a good sweet malt balance. Malty flavor at first, but orange and pine show up pretty quickly with some grapefruit and sweet malt on the back end. Very good DIPA...er...I mean...barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On draught at the brewpub, served in a chalice. The beer is a hazy bright yellow-orange color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops and grapefruit, plus some sweet malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. I would have picked this as a IIPA 10 out of 10 times, easily one of the most hoppy Barley Wines I have tried. Style interpretation aside though it is a good beer.


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