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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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 youíll find yourself Up the Creek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
10/2/10. Bottle. Piney resinous aroma with a huge sweet caramel flavor. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Tangy, slightly floral malty aroma. Bad label. Boozy, stings a bit. Peaty, raisiny, a bit like a heavy handed Scotch Ale. Raisins in the finish, along with metal and wood. Clumsy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Thanks to FreeThyHops for sending this bottle. The beer pours a dark red color with a tan head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar and orange citrus hops. The beer smells more like a barleywine than a DIPA, but it still smells nice. The flavor confirms that this beer - or at least this bottle - is more like a barleywine. The beer is very sweet and has a lot of brown sugar, orange, pine and caramel notes. The bitterness is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The beer is this specific bottle really isnít a DIPA in my book, but it is a pretty nice hoppy barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Not really an ipa. This is a barley wine in every way. Not sure why ratebeer has this in the wrong category just because the brewery marketing interest labels this "extreme ipa". The good news is that its a very good barley wine. A little on the sweet side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1042) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark cola color with no head. Aroma was a nice mix of rich sweet malts and resiny hops. Lots of caramel, some toffee too. Flavors were similar, lots of malty character up front that faded into an array of subtle hop flavors. The fact that this is as high as it is in ABV is unreal, almost unbelievable. Drinks super smooth with a big mouthfeel but the sweetness is held in check by a big hop presence throughout and in the finish. The finish yields a bitterness that isnít agressive but instead balancing. Donít get me wrong, this is sweet but in a good way. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. A deep brown red body with a medium khaki colored head. The nose has lots of caramel and some pine. There is also grapefruit. It smells fantastic. The taste is malty and piney. As I drank more I got the grapefruit along with black tea. The finish is strongly citrus along with some toffee. There are also tobacco hints. Nicely done and a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruits -- almost candy like -- with loads of piney, grassy hops. Flavor follows aroma with more intense caramel and pine with a distinct brandy taste, courtesy of the high ABV. Thick, viscous, oily palate. Very good double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark amber color with a fingerís worth of khaki colored foam. S: There are some slight pine hop notes to the nose along with a dominant toffee, caramel, and molasses malt base. T: A slightly burnt sugar flavor along with lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. The hop character is present here too and is somewhat bitter with a resinous pine flavor. M: The body is on the full side with a lively and moderate level of carbonation. D: More like a barleywine than anything, but pretty good. The alcohol was not really all that noticeable on the flavor or aroma, but this one could be a chore to drink too much of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Traded with EddieB23 for the 12 bottle and shared at pre-DLD í10. Pours a semi-hazy copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of powdered caramel malt, raisin, some grapefruit zest, a touch of alcohol and some light figs. Taste is full bodied, quite sweet with flavors of caramel malt, raisin, prunes, grapefruit zest a touch of tangerine and alcohol. Finish has a powdery and chalk caramel malt aftertaste with plenty of alcohol warmth. If someone told me this is a Barley Wine instead of a double IPA, I would believe them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21924) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby/amber color with a small off-white head. Sweetish thick malty hoppy piny aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with piny hoppy hints. Has a sweetish thick malty hoppy piny finish sorg a bitter aftertaste.

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