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Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Inlet IPAInlet IPA

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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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1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

bvlaminck, Dec 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Yorktoberfest, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Hopfensaft
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Hopfensaft, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.36/5  rDev -31.4%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a shade that's slightly off-white. Retention is quite good, and a generous amount of lacing is left behind. (3.5)

Smell: It's designed to be an English-style IPA, so there won't be an explosion of citrus or tropical fruit here. That's fine. The problem is, the hops are far too mild even for their intent. Just hints of earth, tobacco, and *maybe* some marmalade if I concentrate. Instead, the malts take the show from here - unfortunately, they smell like the obstructive, too-much-caramel kind of malts rather than the gentle, balanced kind. Maybe it's not a fresh bottle? I don't know, but I do know I've smelled some older, ~3 month old bottles that have held up decently. This isn't one of those. (2.5)

Taste: It actually tastes like it has a lot of hops to it - unfortunately, it's mostly earthy, tobacco-laden hops. No citrus, apricot, or marmalade here. The maltiness remains a sweet and caramel-rich suggestion throughout. Acidic, tomato-esque flavors appear after a while. It's pretty straightforward, and not very enjoyable to be honest. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: Relatively full-bodied - its crisp bite is pretty much neutralized by the heavy, sweet aftertaste. Carbonation stays in the background. This is pretty much a chore to drink. (2.25)

Overall: I can't help but shake the fact this isn't a fresh bottle. Hey, without bottle dating, how can I tell? Shame the other two I had from this brewery weren't anything to write home about, either - hell, this might be even worse than the other two. Out of balance and riddled with off-flavors, why should I give this a second chance? (2.25)

2.36/5: More like India Fail Ale; 16 Mile, you're on notice

ThisWangsChung, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

DWolf, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bouder32, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

sneth019, Aug 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Cook82, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

IanWingy, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Drknight, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ROGUE16, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

DanSmith17, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

tpacek, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

shamrock1343, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ahbaggins, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cjbeckman, Apr 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Zetcha7x, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

mrpibb1206, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

AL89BR, May 03, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 13, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep copper color with a nice sized white head that exudes moderate retention and lace. Floral grassy and citrus hops are the first aromas to find their way into my nostrils. Hints of earthy minerals as well as some bready and toffee like malts round out the nose. Taste is more malt that hop. Lots of toffee and bready caramel with a fair amount of earthy herbal floral hop bite. Leaves a long lingering herbal earthy mineral flavor at the end of every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Decent beer, but not my favorite IPA by any stretch.

johnnnniee, Jan 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

bbsaur, Jun 16, 2014
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Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.