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Old Court Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Old Court AleOld Court Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

95 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American ale that reserves its right to be different. A bit lighter in body, Old Court provides a citrusy hop aroma and caramel finish. 16 Mile names this ale for Sussex County’s original courthouse, which has been serving judicial needs since 1791. Today it stands on South Bedford Street just south of The Circle in historic Georgetown, Delaware.

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 08-05-2009)
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En29356

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-21-2013 00:45:29 | More by En29356
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EGolfer4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-20-2013 02:28:57 | More by EGolfer4
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2013 22:29:53 | More by MightiestBeard
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2013 03:30:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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DJB2231

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2012 21:49:20 | More by DJB2231
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2012 00:28:47 | More by flyersfan900
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium amber with a very nice head. Looks good. Aroma has some malty, faint chocolatey sweetness and caramel. Tasting brought a hint of cherry and raisin I think. Finish is surprisingly tart. It fells substantial with good carbonation and why yes, I could drink more than one.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:05:59 | More by deaconoflove
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mgironta

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured with a finger of pure white head that dissipated slowly, but left a half a finger on top of the body. The body was a clear, mahogany color with moderate visible carbonation on it. The nose had a bit of nuttiness and sweetness and another flavor that wasn’t really pleasant. The taste was a bit more pleasant. The flavor was a bit of a malt bomb. It had a lot of sweetness from the caramel malt and a bit of nuttiness. The only hop presence came at the end of the sip with some very mild bitterness. The finish was relatively quick. The body was medium with lower than expected carbonation. This was an alright beer, but nothing fantastic. For a pale ale, there weren’t enough hops to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:49:55 | More by mgironta
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-04-2012 20:31:11 | More by rydev24
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a reddish, honey brown amber color with a one-finger head of creamy, beige foam that dissipated fairly quickly and left some weak, soapy lacing. Carbonation is steady and the brew is quite clean looking.

S: Nutty, sweet and roasted caramel and oatmeal malts spring forward with some mild fruity and herbal notes.

T: Sweet and grainy up front with a freshly sparged, roasted malt flavor to it. Hints of toffee and roasted caramel come to the foreground as subtle fruity notes work their way into the slightly spicy and bitter finish. The aftertaste carries a little nuttiness and cooked, bittersweet malt flavor with it.

M: Medium-bodied and slightly creamy mouthfeel with a slightly sharp and grainy feeling before the onset of mild hop resins and that base malt finish.

O: A slightly roasty, malt-forward yet balanced APA with a little extra bang for the buck at 6.1% ABV. I like the American brown ale flavors that tease out a bit but wish the hops were a little more aggressive for this APA. Smooth and pleasing, I'd hazard to say this is the most palatable 16 Mile brew available year-round.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 01:11:54 | More by Gambrinus1184
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a clear golden color without any head at all.

The scent was very skunky with a little hint of citrus.

The taste was similar, skunky, even less citrus presence, no hop presence, very watery.

Light bodied, thin and watery, low carbonation.

Unfortunately there isn't anything good I can say about this beer. Avoid this at all costs.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 18:51:23 | More by BeerCon5
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #195
Served On: 07/23/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.1%
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware on summer vacation.

Look: The beer poured a rich deep copper. Very clear with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles racing upward. Head was a 1-finger layer of off-white foam. Some random spots of lacing appeared now and then.

Smell: Earthy sweetness with a touch of hops making for a very nice balanced aroma.

Taste: First was a caramel followed by a nice hop bitterness. Then a sweetness hit the sides of the tongue while an earthy spice followed up for the finish. Aftertaste was more bitterness.

This was a great Pale Ale with a slightly higher ABV than most, but would be expected with the increased complexity and heavier character of the brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 17:58:04 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-22-2012 17:20:25 | More by TimoP
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larybrew

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-20-2012 22:46:19 | More by larybrew
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

06-02-2012 21:11:42 | More by briandaube
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-13-2012 01:43:10 | More by bonkers
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cjbeckman

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-22-2012 21:08:51 | More by cjbeckman
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DeezJutz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-09-2012 15:05:06 | More by DeezJutz
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MikeConklin

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-09-2012 01:35:19 | More by MikeConklin
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seanbren


3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-29-2012 13:37:38 | More by seanbren
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MalReever

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-23-2012 12:42:31 | More by MalReever
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 03:32:17 | More by pwoody11
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy deep amber color from the can.

Smell is somewhat sweet, and not altogether pleasant.

Taste has a lot of malt in it, with virtually no hop flavor able to detected.

Average in the mouth, nothing special.

Altogether I was dissapointed with this beer. I would never revisit it. It just did nothing for me.

Serving type: can

11-26-2011 20:07:36 | More by tgbljb
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 10:48:22 | More by RyanBeer13
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 16:45:54 | More by tugdriver7
Old Court Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.