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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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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

TonyTalon, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of jniagar1
3.75/5  rDev +9%

jniagar1, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev +9%

weezarc, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at 16 Mile

Clear, darker amber / copper pour with a lasting white ringlet that left a few strands of lacing on the glass. Nice hop profile in the nose, citrus, pine, backed with some toasted grains. A pretty basic IPA, not that that's a bad thing. Taste of citrus/pine/floral hops, crisp but mild, and a solid, grainy, pale malt base. Medium body and easily drinkable, even if not the greatest IPA around.

Rifugium, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dsshuck, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev +9%

stephenjmoore, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of surfrogue1
4/5  rDev +16.3%

surfrogue1, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

JakeDebus, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of dbl_delta
3.75/5  rDev +9%

dbl_delta, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of ahbaggins
3/5  rDev -12.8%

ahbaggins, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of cps98
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

cps98, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +16.3%

zekeman17, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of shamrock1343
3/5  rDev -12.8%

shamrock1343, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

WDJersey, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Flounder57, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of thebrood1987
4.35/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

thebrood1987, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jtd335, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +9%

TimoP, Nov 01, 2012
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
Photo of mgironta
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

mgironta, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of redfox405
3/5  rDev -12.8%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

IdrinkGas, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

rydev24, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

sulldaddy, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of taigor
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

taigor, Aug 17, 2012
Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.