Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Inlet IPAInlet IPA

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

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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

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good English IPA. 12oz bottle not dated. Light copper color, modest brief white head, no lacing. Taste and smell are dry and bitter, a little toasty, and grassy hops. Good mouth-feel, bitter finish. My wife likes it too. Easy drinking. I would drink this again.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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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,

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Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.