"Up The Creek is a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its 12.5% ABV well hidden under heavy layers of malt. The hops come through powerfully in the mouth, with rich roasted malt, sweet caramel, and a burst of vinous fruit. The finish is malty sweet and fruity, while the hops dissipate. The strong, breathtakingly hoppy echelons of this beer are really a meal in their own right. Entrees paired here should be toned down against this bold brew, selections can include smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb, Southern chicken-fried steak."