Old Court Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
16milebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American ale that reserves its right to be different. A bit lighter in body, Old Court provides a citrusy hop aroma and caramel finish. 16 Mile names this ale for Sussex County’s original courthouse, which has been serving judicial needs since 1791. Today it stands on South Bedford Street just south of The Circle in historic Georgetown, Delaware.

Added by Imstillthegman on 08-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of BeerCon5
1.8/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a clear golden color without any head at all.

The scent was very skunky with a little hint of citrus.

The taste was similar, skunky, even less citrus presence, no hop presence, very watery.

Light bodied, thin and watery, low carbonation.

Unfortunately there isn't anything good I can say about this beer. Avoid this at all costs.

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of mgironta
2.46/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured with a finger of pure white head that dissipated slowly, but left a half a finger on top of the body. The body was a clear, mahogany color with moderate visible carbonation on it. The nose had a bit of nuttiness and sweetness and another flavor that wasn’t really pleasant. The taste was a bit more pleasant. The flavor was a bit of a malt bomb. It had a lot of sweetness from the caramel malt and a bit of nuttiness. The only hop presence came at the end of the sip with some very mild bitterness. The finish was relatively quick. The body was medium with lower than expected carbonation. This was an alright beer, but nothing fantastic. For a pale ale, there weren’t enough hops to it.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok. Like IPA beer better.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes.

A: Poured a deep brown color with a very foamy tan colored head, about three fingers in height. Pretty good retention with some spotty, but thick lacing left behind.

S: Overly malty, lots of caramel and toffee, but the most prominent aroma is nutty. No hop presence at all.

T: Similar to the aroma, very malty with caramel and toffee, which do give it a bit of sweetness. The nut flavor shows up, but it is not as strong as the aroma led on.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation for style. Sweet finish.

O: Hard to believe this is an APA, but according to both BA and the 16 mile website it is. With that in mind, this beer failed for me. There is no hop presence whatsoever, and while the flavors were not bad, they are not what I expect at all out of an APA.

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2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy deep amber color from the can.

Smell is somewhat sweet, and not altogether pleasant.

Taste has a lot of malt in it, with virtually no hop flavor able to detected.

Average in the mouth, nothing special.

Altogether I was dissapointed with this beer. I would never revisit it. It just did nothing for me.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of wac9
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had a another apa so i tryed this one not as dark as i would think it would be a copper color , a smooth taste that doesnt really taste like anything you want to drink for a while but i do like ths beer its not hoppy not citrus just a another apa beer that you should try

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Photo of mthomp081
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, as is the texture. A consistent ring of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: Very much like an English-style pale ale or *shudder* an ESB. The healthy malt backbone comes through immediately, with notes of toffee, caramel, and earth. I do pick up some citrusy hops (and thanks to the English bend, some marmalade), but by no means are the hops the star of the show. (3)

Taste: Just like the nose suggested, the malts are the star of the show - it's closer to an amber ale than a pale ale. Actually, given how malty it is (and how much I like this style of malts), it's pulled off quite well: the caramel, toffee, and nutty flavors are nicely defined. But where are the hops? Aside from the most gentle kiss of citrus on the forefront, they're really not there. (3)

Mouthfeel: The big malt backbone means this isn't hugely drinkable. Having said that, they don't obstruct the mouthfeel as much as they could have, so I won't complain too much. It's just dry enough to feature respectable drinkability. (3)

Overall: I enjoyed this slightly more than I thought I would. It's a decent English-style pale ale. There's just nothing to remember it by. Come to think about it, I've all but forgotten about it already. (3)

3.04/5: It's better to be forgettable than be awful...right?

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Photo of mflamar
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Old Court Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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