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Responders Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Responders AleResponders Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

60 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: THECPJ on 04-22-2011

Light on the palate and crisp from start to finish, Responders Ale demonstrates the fundamental importance of premium ingredients. Choice English barley, a touch of wheat and mild bittering provide the foundation for this light-bodied beer whose story is not light on fortitude. We honor and give thanks to our emergency responders. $3 from every case and $5 from every keg will be donated to the National Fallen Fire Fighers Foundation.
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.69/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. pour

A- Clear, golden, foamy white head. Retention isn't great, but it leaves some lacing.

S- Bready malt, with a rather floral hop aroma.

T- Bread again, a little more grainy. Very reminiscent of an AAL.

M- Clean, light body. semi-dry finish.

O- Not bad. This is one I could send to my macro-drinking friends. I really respect what 16 mile is doing, with their mission to make good lower ABV beers.

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2.43/5  rDev -25%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-murky golden color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. It combines a bubbly texture with decent retention. No lacing is left behind. (2.75)

Smell: Uhhh...where's the aroma? Okay, that's hyperbole: I'm getting a touch of wheat, and maybe a kiss of crackery malt. That's it. Not a very good first impression, is it? (2.5)

Taste: The flavor is quite light. Unfortunately, what little flavor there is seems flawed: it opens up with oddly acidic wheat notes. On the other hand, the finish has a decently British earthiness to it. There really isn't much to this one at all, and it isn't even that balanced to boot. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: It's fairly thick for 4%, truth be told. Problem is, with the lack of flavor, the relative bigness just seems obstructive. Carbonation is high, but pleasant hiding through the full body. Honestly, the feel is good - it just needs a (far) more dynamic flavor profile to succeed. (3.25)

Overall: This is a great cause, I must say. I must also say this is not even close to being a great (or even good) beer. There's just something odd about what little flavor there is. Having said that - and I hate to dust off this old, stereotypically BA chestnut - but it could really use some citrusy hops to jazz it up. As it stands, I'm not going to respond to this one any time soon. (2.25)

2.43/5: No sir, I don't like it

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into DFH footed pint glass; light translucent straw-gold color, lots of lively carbonation, and a moderate clear white head that fades quickly like soda into a slight ring of foam and some spotty foam on top.
Smells of buttery cracker malt, slight crisp hops.
Taste is light and crisp; buttery crackery malt, lightly spicy hops. Tiny bit of sweetness at the end. For such a light beer, it's not light on flavor.
Mouthfeel is thin and clean, but the carbonation creates a relatively full experience.
Overall, this is a tasty and quaffable beer that delivers lots of flavor with each sip while still being light and crisp.

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Responders Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.