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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Sticky malty sweetness, fruity hops, caramel, and lingering flowery hoppy sweetness. Not bad... not an IIPA... but not bad. This really would be more appropriately categorized as an American Strong Ale. Really more of an "Imperial Red Ale," or whatever the hell you want to call it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (262) - USA - SEP 9, 2013
Brought from SC via a brew loving friend as a gift. Poured into a snifter with scent of boozy sweetness & a touch of hop. Appearance of dark caramel with a light fluffy head that laces down the glass nicely. Taste is high hop but even higher sweet malt. Caramel vanilla love here. Thick & sweet makes this almost a borderline barleywine for me. Wonder if I should age this? Overall a sweet DIPA. Really. And I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pullins10 (18) - - AUG 19, 2013
Really loved the deep red color of this big beer; it was a little to malty for me but definitely glad I tried it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2951) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
From a bottle poured a copper color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3271) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Deep brown with beige head. Aroma is of wood, leather, bread, rasin and dark caramel. The taste is similar with wood, toffee, leather, alcohol, dried fruit with a nice bittersweet finish. Well hidden abv

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
very dark ruby pour with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, the hops are there, but not big, as expected. Flavor is sweet, more than I’d like in an IPA. The bitterness comes through at the end and the high ABV is well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillySports (1) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Loved this beer. To begin is appearance was quite different from an standard IPA. It had a full aroma. What I liked most about it add the taste. Whereas with a typical IPA the flavor can be blown away by hops, this beer had the presence of hoops, but allowed the spices and other flavors to come through as well. Highly recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Deep maraschino cherry red with an off-white head, and it doesn’t look much like an IPAnything to me. Aroma is sweet, luscious grapefruit and tangerine with rich caramel malt. Taste is the same, with chocolate cherry notes from the mix of high alcohol and sweetness. $3/12oz

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5986) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark amber to ruby pour with a tight head. Rich deep aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and leather. Taste is bold in nature but somewhat restrained, and the high alcohol is well hidden. Interesting beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 A dark smooth DIPA. What an awesome combination of malts and hops on this one! Hits you with many different flavors on each sip. Would recommend giving this one a try for any beer fan.


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