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Responders Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Responders AleResponders Ale

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54 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 04-22-2011)
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.43/5  rDev -24.3%

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

ThisWangsChung, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

hiker1701a, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

scott_miller, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ejwright02, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

crowsnest, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

wrightst, May 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

drew74, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Burkbom23, Mar 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

Hopfensaft, Mar 16, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bcapon, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

bacher468, Aug 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

ShanePB, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving patches of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts and fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has flavors of bready and pale malts along with hints of fruity yeast. Faint hints of bitterness are noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't that bad or a beer for the style and seems to share some characteristics that one might expect to find in a kolsch and a cream ale.

metter98, Aug 07, 2013
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Responders Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.