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RATINGS: 313   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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slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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.


4
drpimento (3572) - 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 (1583) - 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 (1119) - 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 (5002) - 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 (428) - 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 (3010) - 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 (413) - 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.

3.5
Jorn69 (3106) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.

3.5
LLaurin (468) - 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.


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