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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Deep, very dark brown coloured body with a nice, two to three centimetre tall tan head that stays afloat nicely. Aroma of super pungent alcohol, caster sugar, candy sugars, treacle, a big dose of grassy and piney hops, some big malt notes that somehow balance out the hops, along with a huge dose of alcohol warmth very noticeable all around just in the nose. Full-bodied; Strong malty flavours up front with caster sugar and especially a bunch of candy sugars, coupled with some apple and pear sweetness and a distinctly apple-y and strong malt bite right behind. Aftertaste shows a relatively nice balance, but the alcohol, malt and sugars are way high on this one, but some nice bitterness from hops and complexities remain throughout. Overall, a nice and very pungent and warming Barley-Wine-ish IPA-ish beer that has a lot of sweetness around and only a small dose of pungency and bitterness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, South Carolina on 20-April-2015 for US$2,99 sampled at home here in Washington a few hours before leaving back for South Carolina, on 18-August-2017.

3.8
bbaird (18) - - JUL 10, 2017
Darker than I expected and a bit of malty with the hoppy bitter you'd expect of a 2-3X IPA. Nice beer but powerful... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
drpimento (3672) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Unusually dark for and imperial IPA. Aroma’s hops, burnt sugar, malt. Flavor’s like nose with hops forward, otherwise fairly balanced. Strength is hidden. Good body and finish.

3.9
geologyguy (1613) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Complex and good smell....dark fruits and alcohol...looks dark and malty....taste is malty on front end... transitioning to sweet and bitter together on end....lots of depth in flavor...the ones that come to mind when you think "dark"...unique beer...almost too sweet and too bitter at the same time...but pulls it off... couldn’t drink more than 2 though...very bold flavor...warming

4
Bricks (1133) - 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
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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
Cakes (440) - 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
TEJA (3105) - 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
klas (414) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
Glass at Monas Stockholm. Strong, powerful. Rather dark. Very good in small amounts.

4.2
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, 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.


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