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Inlet IPA - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Inlet IPAInlet IPA

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BA SCORE
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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: 107 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of GWC
4/5  rDev +16.3%

GWC, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -12.8%

sneth019, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4/5  rDev +16.3%
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!

BuxMontBeerLover, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +16.3%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +9%

mendvicdog, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of lobos62
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

lobos62, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #190
Served On: 07/22/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware.

Look: It poured a dark bronze color, very clear and a thin film of patchy beige bubbles for a head. A consistent etching of lace formed on the sides of the glass. Very small carbonation bubbles slowly drifted upward.

Smell: The English style came through with notes of dried oak tree leaves coupled with some grassy hops and a slight hint of toffee.

Taste: Upfront was citrus that quickly gave way to some typical English maltiness in the middle. The finish offered a pleasant bitterness that seemed to reset the palate for the next sip. The aftertaste was a quick hint of booze and then just a lingering bitterness.

This was a very balanced IPA that seemed to showcase the classic English qualities. The bitterness quality was a little unexpected, but I think it reinforced the passion for hops that all American craft brewers seem to have.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +9%

csmartin6, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with 2 fingers of rich off-white head. This retains with a frothy ½ finger, leaving back lots of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells piney with plenty of floral and herbal accents poking through and an underlying mix of earthy green citrus and a light sweet toastiness from the malts that adds some twang to the nose.

The taste is fairly bitter with a deep pithiness and a rather prominent resinous to it. Leafy and herbal tones intertwine with the bitterness here, while the malts have more of a neutral sweetness to them and help push the hops forward. The finish has an earthy pithiness to it that really lingers for a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sharp on the tongue, with a lively creaminess that fills out the corners of the mouth. There is a touch of warmth to this, while the overall feel here is maybe a little too carbonated at times.

This was a decent IPA, with a definitely focus on those American hops, which while pretty aggressive early on, definitely balanced out a bit more as this warmed up. I’d like to try this a little fresher, as I have a feeling that if given the chance, this one could grow on me.

Kegatron, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

timwardjr, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of saxclar123
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

saxclar123, May 28, 2012
Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.75/5  rDev +9%

SkinnyElvis, May 26, 2012
Photo of Maseitz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Maseitz, May 16, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

HarmonMW, May 16, 2012
Photo of snowghetto
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

snowghetto, May 16, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a half finger of sapy head which sticks around for a little bit before it recedes to skim. There is fingers of lace left around the glass. The aroma is of floral notes up front before a sweet toffee smell takes over and then a deep earthy aroma comes through at the end. The taste starts out a little weak up front before you get to a toffee sweetness and a slight floral hop. The middle brings a citrusy hop bite before just like the nose a bitter deeep earthy hop taste. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated. Overall it was a solid ipa, the look and aroma are the best players but the taste is decent. A good beer to try.

goblue3509, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of cjbeckman
3/5  rDev -12.8%

cjbeckman, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Gambrinus1184, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of DeezJutz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -12.8%

DWolf, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
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
Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.