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Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Inlet IPAInlet IPA

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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surfrogue1

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-14-2013 02:34:13 | More by surfrogue1
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-11-2013 02:03:53 | More by JakeDebus
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dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-11-2013 00:55:27 | More by dbl_delta
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-03-2013 21:42:30 | More by ahbaggins
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cps98

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-28-2013 15:51:27 | More by cps98
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-21-2013 03:02:40 | More by zekeman17
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shamrock1343

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2013 02:11:36 | More by shamrock1343
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-22-2012 04:12:28 | More by WDJersey
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a traditional copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Some nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slight citrus, bready, and caramel malts

Taste: All of the above with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy, and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: The bitterness is what I would expect out of an AIPA. I know the English version is supposed to be overly hopped, but not the lingering somewhat chalky taste in the back of the mouth is too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 08:13:11 | More by Flounder57
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:31:29 | More by thebrood1987
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jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-04-2012 23:52:26 | More by jtd335
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-01-2012 01:43:35 | More by TimoP
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 03:27:41 | More by smakawhat
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:48:45 | More by mgironta
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-09-2012 22:22:44 | More by redfox405
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-04-2012 21:53:35 | More by IdrinkGas
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-04-2012 20:31:24 | More by rydev24
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 03:45:14 | More by sulldaddy
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taigor

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-17-2012 00:49:48 | More by taigor
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GWC

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-09-2012 19:45:45 | More by GWC
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-02-2012 21:37:46 | More by sneth019
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 20:56:17 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-28-2012 04:00:06 | More by JeffTheJuice
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-26-2012 03:56:22 | More by mendvicdog
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2012 20:02:18 | More by lobos62
Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
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