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Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Inlet IPAInlet IPA

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79
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aromatic hops accompanied by bold flavors of citrus; crisp and refreshing from start to finish. Connecting the Indian River Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River Inlet provides fishermen and seafarers alike coastal and off-shore adventure. When stormy weather abounds, strong currents and large swells test the skills of local surfers.

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 05-09-2011)
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TimoP, Nov 01, 2012
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Growler filled at Yorktown, Bev. in Yorktown, NY

Pours lightly hazed auburn amber, slight light tan head, that goes to a thin collar, and fine film and delicate webs of lace.

Sweet caramel nose, with a hint of minty hops in the rear.

Enjoyable, easy drinking and fresh tasting Brit style IPA, with more maple and caramel malts. Hops are more muted but pleasingly supplying the balance. Worth a try.

Billolick, Jun 28, 2013
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briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Pours a dark ruby/caramel color with an impressive two finger head on top, of white in color and rather fluffy. Decent retention, reducing to about 3/4 a finger within a few minutes, and maintaining that height for the rest of the time. Some sticky lacing is left behind.

S: Light bitterness from the hops, but not much in the way of citrus or pine, but you can tell that they are present, somewhat. There is a nice level of caramel and a slight bready malt aroma as well.

T: A bit of hops on the initial taste, some light citrus and grass and a bit of pine, but just as a complementary flavor. The back end malt takes over, mostly caramel and some sweet grainy malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Does not finish very bitter, but it is quite dry.

O: Probably the best regularly offered beer I have had from 16 mile thus far. Stays true to style with the hops not being over the top, but I do wish they were a bit more present.

mdaschaf, Sep 25, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with 2 fingers of rich off-white head. This retains with a frothy ½ finger, leaving back lots of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells piney with plenty of floral and herbal accents poking through and an underlying mix of earthy green citrus and a light sweet toastiness from the malts that adds some twang to the nose.

The taste is fairly bitter with a deep pithiness and a rather prominent resinous to it. Leafy and herbal tones intertwine with the bitterness here, while the malts have more of a neutral sweetness to them and help push the hops forward. The finish has an earthy pithiness to it that really lingers for a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sharp on the tongue, with a lively creaminess that fills out the corners of the mouth. There is a touch of warmth to this, while the overall feel here is maybe a little too carbonated at times.

This was a decent IPA, with a definitely focus on those American hops, which while pretty aggressive early on, definitely balanced out a bit more as this warmed up. I’d like to try this a little fresher, as I have a feeling that if given the chance, this one could grow on me.

Kegatron, Jul 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bouder32, Oct 14, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Beautiful frothy light sandstone colored head is firm and well lasting sitting atop a darken reddish-orange body. A light spacious slow rise of effervesce within while a milky coating of lace sticks to the glass walls.

S: Fresh cut grass and oranges, dry caramelized bready-pine with a relatively low rate of aromatic sense. Low key, mundane, lacks enticement.

T: Flavor was bitter, dry pine, dry caramel with a bitterness of dried lemon peels. Mid-range level of dry hopping, lower end level of complexity. The bitterness is there, just not alot of flavor component. Some warming citrus flowers and dry bread crust, with a dry caramelized citrus twang on the swallow.

M: Malty medium heavy body, light range of carbonation presence, dry bready crust feel on the tongue.

O: Again, dry hopped, very linear flavor-wise, with a dry malting. Dry drinking, lacks excitment and range of clarity. B level of dry hop bitterness, C level of execution and delivery. Ok,

beerthulhu, Jun 12, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

A growler filled at the brewery this afternoon.

A: The IPA is a more robust color, a darker caramel hue that is still translucent. A white head has left a film of lace behind.

S: Ample caramel and toffee, plenty of sweetness to go around. The hops that are there aren't that focused, just a wall of sharpness. I like the syrupy aromas through, very inviting even if they don't deliver the hops.

T: More bitterness, but not much, in the first sip. The leafy citrus flavors build, getting stronger as a sip is swallowed. Unfortunately they don't exceed the caramel and toffee malts. Late in each finish, the hops seem to find a second wind and last just a little while longer. Mid-sip, amongst all of the malts, more hoppiness emerges. The fact that the hops emerge in a syncopated manner is encouraging. With that in mind, the hoppiness that does emerge isn't focused, offering only a general citrus bite. Decent.

M: The mouthfeel brings the darker, sweeter malts and plenty of hop bitterness. Definitely a decent IPA, could use a little more pizzazz from the hops.

akorsak, Aug 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

sneth019, Aug 02, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +7%

Ba Review #190
Served On: 07/22/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware.

Look: It poured a dark bronze color, very clear and a thin film of patchy beige bubbles for a head. A consistent etching of lace formed on the sides of the glass. Very small carbonation bubbles slowly drifted upward.

Smell: The English style came through with notes of dried oak tree leaves coupled with some grassy hops and a slight hint of toffee.

Taste: Upfront was citrus that quickly gave way to some typical English maltiness in the middle. The finish offered a pleasant bitterness that seemed to reset the palate for the next sip. The aftertaste was a quick hint of booze and then just a lingering bitterness.

This was a very balanced IPA that seemed to showcase the classic English qualities. The bitterness quality was a little unexpected, but I think it reinforced the passion for hops that all American craft brewers seem to have.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -14.2%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice simple copper amber body, quite clear, with some slow rising carbonation. Head has a nice light off white and tan color, swiss cheese like and some good retention. Falls slowly. Looks like a nice amber.

Nose is really off. Mud, bile and vomit slightly, with a good touch of caramel and sweet malts. There's just this obvious hint of a slight off putting really bitter aroma that doesn't scream obvious hop vein. No herbality, tea, not even citrus\. Good sweet malt hiding in the background though.

Taste is rather surprising. I was expecting pain, luckily there is a good thick and solid backbone of malt and sweetness to bring the flavor forward. Unfortunatly the sweetness and hop angle on this is really missing. Sweet brown sugar, a bitter finish, with a real dry hop aroma that has no angle. Just dry and bitter finish, almost cotton mouth feeling.

This is not really getting it done to style for me. It has some good qualities, mostly the mouthfeel, but the palate doesn't deliver and it does not smell very good.

smakawhat, Sep 25, 2012
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IdrinkGas, Sep 04, 2012
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GWC, Aug 09, 2012
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mendvicdog, Jul 26, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -7%

Poured into pint glass

A: clear deep Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Good head retention.

S: sweet and bready malt with a light tinge of bitter hops.

T: nice mildly sweet malt body, a little grainy, and lots of sharp hop bitterness. Very bitter and nothing else. Like bitter grapefruit extract.

M: creamy yet light body. Crisp. Very bitter.

O: decent offering. Won't be purchasing again tho.

ReelBigwigFish, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dsshuck, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Scott_McCool, May 24, 2013
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Cook82, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Purchased a 6pk while I was vacationing in Milton, DE. Milton is better known as the home of Dogfish Head but the 16 Mile Brewery is less than 10 miles away in Georgetown, DE. Wanted to support some local guys.

Enjoyed and reviewed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep golden cooper color, totally translucent. A foamy one and a half finger head on the initial pour fades to a whiteish skim. Good amount of sticky lacing.

S - A welcoming aroma of pine, citrus and hops with a touch of sweetness.

T - The initial sip greets you with a piney, citrusy taste with a decent touch of bitter hops. The background is made up by sweet, almost toffee-like, malts. A good balance overall. The alcohol does peak through as the beer warms but never overtakes the other flavors.

M - Medium consistency. Medium carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

O - I've had several of 16 Mile's offerings and by far this is my favorite. A good, well crafted beer that I'd recommend trying if you see it. As a side note, 16 Mile's brews are no longer shipped in the aluminum bottles that was sort of a neat concept. They are now bottled in your standard 12oz bottles with labeling.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Aug 02, 2012
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Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.