jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BAM IPA to the face. Boozy, hoppy slam dunk IPA. Wish it were more fruity, citrusy. Will settle, but not again for this price.
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours a transparent amber with slight off white head. Aroma of floral hops, bready malts, with hints of booze. Taste of sweetness mixed with an alcohol burn.
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy. As. Hell. You’ve not had a hop bomb until you’ve been Up the Creek. Thomas Creek hasn’t created your average Imperial IPA. This ale has a dark red color and an off-white head. It also has a generous amount of alcohol to add some sweetness to this 111 IBU monster. While the hop bitterness is VERY aggressive, this beer still manages to be impressively drinkable.
ronaldtheriot (1336) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thomas Creek Up the Creek has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a somewhat hazy, rust-red appearance, with a few bubble streams, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sharp, very sweet, bread crust and generalized bread. Think bread. The taste is of the same, with a profoundly bitter hop oil treatment, but even this is subdued, in a way. Think bitter, yet subtle. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and syrupy, and Thomas Creek Up the Creek finishes semi-dry, surprisingly refreshing, and more drinkable than one would suspect. For those who adore extreme bitterness and richness, this should do the trick. RJT
Hankbrau74 (6) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not a traditional tasting IPA, but more like a Belgian Abbey beer. Very potent with an ABV above 12 percent. NOT a session beer!
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in a flight from Ale Yeah! Dark burgundy color, with a big, foamy, tan head. The aroma is some notes of port wine, caramel, pine, and syrup. Very sweet and sticky, with a mild bitterness. Heavy body, sticky, syrupy, and thick. Overall, this is a big, malty beer. The hoppiness is minimal, and it comes across as more of a doppelbock than a DIPA.
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, dates and figs, earthy hops and spicy alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
TheHopster (834) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Aroma of sweet hops. The complexion is a clear red-brown with persistent lacing. Mildly sweet flavor balanced with a grapefruit hop bite. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
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Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours heavy brown with a short, light brown head.
Caramel, burned sugar, bread aroma.
Taste is sweet caramel, coffee/sugar burned bitter.
Thick malt, dark, earthy fruit.
Very tasty. Nicely hidden alcohol.
More of a strong ale, in my opinion...or a barleywine.
Christpuncher (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thi is an extremely strong double ipa. Super hoppy and bitter. Leaves a strong bite of alcohol in your mouth
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