Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +26.1%
I get some sharp pine smells with mild citrus and caramel malts. The taste is very smooth and malty with caramel and toffee notes and ending with a citric piney finish. The bitterness evolves as the beer gets warmer and the more and more you drink it.
I would say this is definitely one of the better English IPA's I've had since they are mostly subtle in comparison to other IPA's I've had. The malt profile really makes this beer stand out as well as the piney hops giving it that extra kick.
16 mile seems to make some quality beer judging by this beer alone so that should say something about this one.
12-03-2012 00:31:29 | More by thebrood1987
4/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
08-02-2012 20:56:17 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
3.95/5 rDev +14.5%
This poured with a half a finger of tan head that lingered for awhile and left a lot of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, dark mahogany color with decent carbonation The nose was a bit of floral hops with a generous amount of malt. It really smelled like an English IPA. The taste was a bit different than the nose. It was a lot of floral and grapefruit notes. At the end of the sip, the malt came through, reminding me that this was an English IPA. The finish was very bitter, even more bitter than I’m used to for the style. The body was medium and a bit stick, coupled with less carbonation than expected. This was really good from an English IPA, but I think I liked it so much because it was so hop forward. I would definitely have this again.
09-16-2012 22:48:45 | More by mgironta
3.95/5 rDev +14.5%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a plain tumbler pint glass.
A: Deep, golden and copper amber color with a frothy, three-finger head of off-white carbonation. The head persisted throughout the brew and carbonation was ample.
S: Floral, spicy and aromatic hops cut through some buttery, grainy and baked cereal malts.
T: Toasted, semi-sweet and buttery toffee malt notes hit up front with a juicy grip of fruity malts and herbal, grassy hops around mid-palate. The finish is balanced yet satisfyingly herbal and bittersweet with a matching aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied ale with enough carbonation and makt body to subdue the hearty hand of seemingly American hops.
O: A nice, balanced IPA with a flair for the American hops. I'm curious whether its the grain bill or hops that signify the English in this IPA, but regardless, it's good. Inlet IPA is a fine addition to the staple of more "sessionable" ales 16 Mile seems to pride itself on. I'm glad to see this 6.1% ABV IPA offered up to the "craft" crowd.
04-20-2012 22:43:03 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.9/5 rDev +13%
Picked up this 12 oz bottle while in Cape May for vacation.
Pouring at cellar temp into a snifter.
THe beer pours a clear copper hue with minimal densely packed head of about .25 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer and wispy surface layer in a fairly short order.
Aroma is some caramel and toffee mixed cleanly with grassy hops. I also get a bit of general hop quality, I guess vegetal is a good descriptor. Aroma isnt overpowering but works for the style of beer.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation. Texture is easy drinking and light but not watery, enhances the beer and its drinkability.
Flavor is briefly toffee but rolls to slightly bitey hops with some grassy characteristics. I end up with a fairly puckering bite on my palate after each sip. Dries out my mouth pretty evenly as well.
This beer is very drinkable and I dont get any hints of the booze.
Quite a nice straightforward IPA. I would buy it again if it was available in CT.
09-03-2012 03:45:14 | More by sulldaddy
3.76/5 rDev +9%
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.
06-28-2013 03:01:16 | More by Billolick
Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.