slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 ~8/24/09~ok, bottled this time & is NOW called Up the Creek. I KNOW when I rated it the last time (two plus years ago now) it was called something different, something celebratory, something to do w/ being past the old awful law... but I digress, it is STILL AN AMAZING BEER! Dark, cola, looking ale w/ whitish head. Nose: hops. Taste is sweet, no lie, but then followed by strong hops (could be stronger) & a very dominate alcohol linger... but it all works out, i swear. Proud of this one to be from SC. I heard there’s a triple dry hopped oaked version out there...
~6/25/07~ draft Brewed to celebrate South Carolina "Popping the Cap" on it’s former ABV limit! Dark amber ale w/ creamy off-white/ tan head. Hop nose w/ pine. Taste is huge, oily hop resin & alcohol. Syrupy mouth feel; a little lacing. The malts are there but can’t numb the hop bombardment. Great, but very hard to throw back; truly a DOUBLE IPA ... they should age this one on oak. On tap @ CW’s Taproom in Columbia.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden orangish color. Aroma is big piney hops with some floral and fruit. Flavor of a classic pale, mildly sweet malt action followed by great hop flavor bite, smooth throughout and a great finish.
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a brewfest. A disticnt beer, very nicely done with alot of goods things going on here. Light brown color with almost- a light syrup base A little bitter but with a bit of a honety taste.
TEJA (2089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Monks cafe Wallingatan. Short head. Dark red amber color. Alcohole clearly present in the aroma with caramell and dried fruit. Sweet caramell taste with a huge hop taste and bitterness.
klas (396) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at Monas Stockholm. Strong, powerful. Rather dark. Very good in small amounts.
Savage_Night (363) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a medium khaki head that fades to a nice cap with decent lacing. AROMA: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit and molasses. TASTE: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit, burned brown sugar, slight rubber and molasses. TASTE: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, over ripped pineapple, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit and molasses. AFTER TASTE: malty, caramel, herbal hops, spices, tamarind and earthy with an oily thick molasses boozy finish.
Jorn69 (2490) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.
LLaurin (223) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a extreme IPA indeed. Heavy syrup on the nose with molasses and maltiness. Pours dark red/brown with a long lasting tanned head. Palate is heavy sugar and malts with some alcoholic sweetness but remarkably little for the percentage. Lasting taste with some bitterness but viciously easy to drink. If you don’t want to go up the creek - drink responsible.
BrewBrain (135) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Pours dark amber clear, persistent tan head, heavy lacing. Nose is all molasses. Very sweet, intense malt, orange flavor. Strong hops are overwhelmed by the sugar and alcohol. Not bad, but not really an imperial IPA experience. I have been up the creek however and fortunately I was not drinking this strong beer but another more moderate one when trying to find my way In a real wilderness.
eRock_2013 (386) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I just ordered this expecting a standard double IPA, but I was pleasantly surprised at this rather exotic and iconoclastic brew! This brew is half dopplebock and half IPA, truly fascinating! Pours a lighter amber off-brown color, slightly reminiscent of a standard IPA copper color but much darker. Aroma of rich burnt caramel and some piney resin, as well as a hint of vanilla. The caramel turns to chocolate malt in the taste, with a citrus orange hoppiness In the background, some other caramel maltiness. Essentially tastes like a chocolate dipped mandarin orange, with a bit of a boozy bite in the finish. Aftertaste of chocolate and grapefruit hops. I could see how others may find this off-putting, but I found it quite enjoyable! Extreme indeed, but memorably and deliciously so!
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Minimal head atop crystal clear garnet-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, caramel, some cherry, orange, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, low carbonation. The maltiness and alcohol wholly subsume the hops.