HomerBeerOdysy (103) - 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, it’s almost a Stout. But it’s a very enjoyable drink. Splitenz (370) - 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. There’s 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. branlovesbeer (14) - 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 IPA’s I’ve ever had. I wish I could afford this beer on a regular basis. It’s malty. It’s extremely hoppy. A hophead’s 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 ’64oz’).
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. I’d pay for a 6 pack. But I refuse to pay for a 4 pack of anything. This is why I usually don’t 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 can’t get to brewery or you aren’t close, then just search it out and find it for this price. julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 This is my new favorite beer, I think it’s the perfect balance of sweet malts and piney citrusy hops. Smooth, refreshing and wonderful. 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.
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. 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. punkis (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
One of my absolute favourites. I could drink this all day. To bad it’s so strong I’ll probably pass out after a couple. 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. 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 you’ll find yourself Up the Creek!