Thomas Creek Class Five IPA

Kate brought a six pack of this beer home a few weeks ago. She knows that I really like IPAs and I’d never had this one before. Honestly, I hate to admit it, but I’d never even heard of this brewery before. I’m assuming that this one is also new to the distribution in New Jersey. Not one to turn down a new brew, I cracked this one open.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: This was a silver medal in 2003 at the World Beer Championships.

Random: This beer is brewed in South Carolina. I think this may be the first beer I’ve had from this state.

This brew poured with a thick, two finger, cream-colored head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, dark amber color that had lots and lots of carbonation visible throughout. The nose was subtle and started with lemon and quickly went into caramel malt. The taste was a bit odd. It started with a touch of lemon and grass. Then, this bad boy turned into a total malt bomb with different levels of nutty notes. Honestly, I was not a huge fan of the flavor in general. The body was thick with heavy carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with nutty notes. I really wanted to like this beer, but I hate IPAs that go really malt dominant. It just doesn’t work for me. With that being said, I wouldn’t have this beer again, although I look forward to trying some of their other styles.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0