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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle to Arrogant Bastard "rocks" style glass. Wow, this is a Mapuche darker brew than I was expecting. Maple syrup color with a garnet hue. Thin khaki colored head that fades to a film surrounded by a thick, soapy collar around the glass. Aroma of carmelized sugar, lemon rind, and peach tea. The taste is extremely sweet followed by a bitter bite. Flavors remind m pe of golden brown sugar, agave nectar, cedar wood, lavender, and anise. This is very herbal. Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely unusual and I’d like to some of their other beers.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (924) - Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Beautiful beer. dark red/brown, great foamy off-white head. Smells good, but super sweet and malty. Taste is very malty, sweet, maybe some roasted flavors.. chocolate, dark fruit... the alcohol is non-existent. I wouldn’t call this an IPA, but it’s great nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klas (397) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
Glass at Monas Stockholm. Strong, powerful. Rather dark. Very good in small amounts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (398) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2547) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (244) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBrain (137) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eRock_2013 (389) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2015
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!


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