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RATINGS: 285   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2010
Golden orange pour. I must say first that the alcohol was extremely well hidden. Ridiculous in fact. Aroma purely of pine, grassy and light grapefruit hops. Flavor begins slghtly sweet and ends most earthy and resinous. Interesting. Somehow, tastes like a 5% beer would

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours a reddish-brown with a tan head. Pretty nice lacing. Aroma is malt and citrus hops. Taste is malt and sweet caramel with a hoppy finish. The taste of the alcohol is well masked but you can feel a strong warming feeling as you drink. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Clear brown pour with garnet hues. Much darker then any double IPA ive ever seen. Off white head and honey comb lace. Aroma is fresh hops. Pine grapefruit, and citrus with a nice malt backbone. For a beer over the 12% mark the alcohol os well masked

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3757) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Drat at Brewvival: Cherry and grapefruit nose. Clear walnut color, firm yellow head. Malty grapefruit peel flavor. Alcohol is very evident. Not very memorable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Think barleywine, and you’ll be all good. Thanks to vacax on BA for the sample! It pours reddish with a tan head. The aroma is strong of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The flavor is the same with some honey and maple syrup. Very yummy beer with the high alcohol well hidden. Would love some more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Reddish/brown pour. Rich tan head. Aroma is fruity, with lots of honey and dried fruit and some spicy hops. Flavor is delicious. Rich and fruity. Hoppy and spicy. Damn this is a fine beer. Under the radar is an understatement. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is dry wooden hops. Sweet and dense caramelish flavoured. Smooth malt mix with the hops fruity flavours. Mellow finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Brought by mikedashg who spends more time "over there". Brew claims to be a IIPA but tastes like a barley wine. Smells and looks like a bw too. Nice beer, whatever it’s called.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Tried at Woodshop 5.0. This is a triple treat: A beer from South Carolina, a good beer, a >10% beers. Hoppy. Alcohol well hidden. 12.5% is very surprizing. Some melanoidins. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Ah what can I say about this bottle. Shared by Mike on BA buddy of Tim, lagunitas fan. Pours brownish bubbly. Nose is sweet. Taste is rich with some hops, decent, but no Imperial IPA.


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