branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
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.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Tmoney36 (15) - - APR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
punkis (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my absolute favourites. I could drink this all day. To bad itís so strong Iíll probably pass out after a couple.
Truebrew69 (17) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
nealm759 (29) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
regmcduffee1 (1) - Neptune City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Poured a pint from a keg of this beautifully red, brown golden colored beer in to a Sam Adams glass. With a heavy hops smell of citrus and flowery pine, this so called DIPA sits on that thin line nestled between a DIPA and an American Barley Wine. What a great place to be!
First sip is overpowered by heavy malts followed by the strong hops. The 12.5% ABV is the best hidden of any beer I have tried to date. You think it is about 8 or 10% - certainly not 12.5%. What gives it away is the punch you feel after just 2 glasses. Is this the strongest beer ever legally brewed in South Carolina? It may also be the best! <P>
Sierra Nevada is forcing Thomas Creek to change the name. The new name will be, "Up The Creek".
I Love This Beer!
Serving type: on-tap
unclemattie (3900) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from ATLBeerDog. Hazy reddish/copper color. Sticky sweet, cotton candy, citrus hop aroma. Balanced flavor. Malt character, hop bitterness. Very enjoyable.