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RATINGS: 287   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 youíll find yourself Up the Creek!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (18) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - Dark brown with a long-lasting medium-brown 4-finger head. Tons of lacing. SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Piney, sweet, herbaceous. TASTE - Caramel-candy sweet, piney, nearly Stout flavor. Sweetness serves to mask high ABV. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - You have to sink your upper lip into the super-creamy head. A real smooth feel. Not syrupy. Some carbonation. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - This is so dark, itís almost a Stout. But itís a very enjoyable drink.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A full on attack on your tastebuds, this is what the American Beer Revolution is all about. Give the people what they want? And then some. An amazing IPA. Thereís almost no need to go on about the nuances here, as they are all here, with no remorse. Like an Iron Maiden concert in your mouth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Thomas Creek: Up the Creek IPA. A+ beer but kind of pricey. This is an awesome extreme IPA. This is one of the best high gravity IPAís Iíve ever had. I wish I could afford this beer on a regular basis. Itís malty. Itís extremely hoppy. A hopheadís dream. Style: Imperial/Double IPA Color: Red Mahogony Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel 20, Special B, Caramel 120 Bittering Hops: Warrior & Nugget Flavor/Aroma Hops: Amarillo, Willamette, & Dry hopped with Amarillo ABV: 12.5% IBU: 111 It comes in 4 packs of 12 ounce bottles for $10 at Total Wine (In South Carolina). But in in other states, it can be as expensive as $14 per 4 pack. But it can also be bought in a growler-fill for $13.50 (1/2 gal í64ozí). So clearly the 4 packs are cheaper by the ounce. 4packs (48oz) = 20.8 cents per oz 1/2gal Growler = 21.1 cents per oz But it is all perception. A 4 pack just seems like they are charging me just because they can. Why not sell it in a 6 pack or a 750mL bottle. A growler is nearly a 6 pack (5.33 12oz bottles) and they sell the growlers. Iíd pay for a 6 pack. But I refuse to pay for a 4 pack of anything. This is why I usually donít drink Dogfish Head beers. Because everything they sell is in a 4 pack. Sorry. Not gonna happen. So do I agree with the sale practices of this beer? NO. Do I absolutely LOVE this beer? HELLS YEAH! The prices are more steady if you get the growler filled or the 4 packs directly from the brewery located on Piedmont Highway in Greenville, SC. But if you canít get to brewery or you arenít close, then just search it out and find it for this price.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 This is my new favorite beer, I think itís the perfect balance of sweet malts and piney citrusy hops. Smooth, refreshing and wonderful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney36 (15) - - APR 21, 2013
Pours reddish brown with quickly dissipating head. Malty, sweet aroma. Malty, hoppy, sweet barley wine type taste. Not a traditional IPA. Very smooth, well balanced taste. Excellent beer but is not exactly categorized correctly. This is a sweet, malty barley wine.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma is pear, brown sugar, toffee, earthiness, and hints of alcohol. Flavor is toffee and caramel upfront and then pear and hints of grapefruit. Very similar to a barley wine instead of an double IPA. Mouthfeel is initially sweet and semi heavy and then hop bitterness takes over and lingers. Very enjoyable as a slow sipper as I view it more of a barley wine, an excellent one at that.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkis (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
One of my absolute favourites. I could drink this all day. To bad itís so strong Iíll probably pass out after a couple.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Poured from a growler a nice caramel brown color, not much carbonation but good lacing. Smell is sweet malt and a bit boozy. Taste very malty almost like a barley wine with nice caramel undertones. After flavor has a little bit of hop bitterness. Very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regmcduffee1 (1) - Neptune City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
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!


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