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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Up the Creek is mashed at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its alcohol well hidden. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll find yourself Up the Creek!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, light floral hops, notes of alcohol, and bread. Flavor the same with lots of malts. Flavor more like a barley wine. Average texture. Not happy with this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dirty brown with off white/tan head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee, fig fermented grapefruit peel and molasses. Sugary. Boozy. Like grainy caramel prune juice. Full bodied. Not really a IIPA. Not really good, in my opinion.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A full on attack on your tastebuds, this is what the American Beer Revolution is all about. Give the people what they want? And then some. An amazing IPA. There’s almost no need to go on about the nuances here, as they are all here, with no remorse. Like an Iron Maiden concert in your mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a very dark ruby with a thick head. Aroma is sharp and thick. Taste is semi sweet bitter and thick hop. Finish is a flat bitterness, this is a great IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1424) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
[Drack den på Malmö Öl och Whiskey festivalen 2014] ett kraftpaket. Sötma, fyllighet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Backlog. A good example of an balanced but uncompromising American IPA. Extreme without pushing any bounds of quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (463) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head that lasts; loads of CO2 is released for the duration of the drink. Aroma is sweet and caramel malts with citrus and resin hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter with flavors of resin and citrus hops. Despite a sweet smell the taste is well balanced and very enjoyable. High alcohol is masked well making this a really drinkable big beer. I’m not sure it fits the IPA bill or is borderline barleywine, imperial brown ale but either way I like it and would have it again in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle pours amber with red hues and an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, light alcohol, nut, citrus, and slight fruit. Taste is fruit, caramel, sweet front with a bitter finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep ruby amber with a medium tan head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is quite malty, pine, citrus. Flavor follows, perhaps this is a bit past prime as a fall seasonal. Quite malty but not overly sweet per se, pine bitterness. Caramel and toffee. Quite bitter actually, leaving a strong bitter finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Hmmmm

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (855) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a clingy beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, raisins, dark fruits...more strong ale than IPA. This is supposed to be hoppy? Maybe they ought to date the bottles. This is the first bottle I ever saw of this, bought 3 weeks ago from a store that didn’t have it the week before. Not sure how old it is, but there’s some hop oils, and it actually tastes good, if a bit sweet, but a hop bomb it isn’t. Lots of caramel malts, dark fruits... Some pine resin bitterness to balance. This tastes like a strong ale. I won’t take off points for missing the style. This is a decent brew.


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