Old Court Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

Old Court AleOld Court Ale
BA SCORE
33.1%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 121 ratings
Old Court AleOld Court Ale
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
Ranking:
#39,743
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
121
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
14.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours reddish brown, 1/4 inch white foam that persists. Light sweet caramel nose. Similar comments on the taste with a hint of hop at the finish that builds slowly. Heavier at the end. Bitter balances sweet well. Overall a good blend.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a reddish brown color with a fairly thin white head.

S- Malts strike first, followed by caramel and toasted grains. Very earthy with no real hop presence.

T- Similar to the smell, but sweeter. Very malty and strong with the caramel.

M- Medium-light body with low carbonation.

O- Smooth and easy drinking, but it isn't anything too special. Seems more like a Scottish style or a brown ale rather than an APA due to the lack of hop presence.

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Photo of En29356
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of EGolfer4
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DJB2231
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of flyersfan900
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of deaconoflove
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium amber with a very nice head. Looks good. Aroma has some malty, faint chocolatey sweetness and caramel. Tasting brought a hint of cherry and raisin I think. Finish is surprisingly tart. It fells substantial with good carbonation and why yes, I could drink more than one.

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Photo of mgironta
2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
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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Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a reddish, honey brown amber color with a one-finger head of creamy, beige foam that dissipated fairly quickly and left some weak, soapy lacing. Carbonation is steady and the brew is quite clean looking.

S: Nutty, sweet and roasted caramel and oatmeal malts spring forward with some mild fruity and herbal notes.

T: Sweet and grainy up front with a freshly sparged, roasted malt flavor to it. Hints of toffee and roasted caramel come to the foreground as subtle fruity notes work their way into the slightly spicy and bitter finish. The aftertaste carries a little nuttiness and cooked, bittersweet malt flavor with it.

M: Medium-bodied and slightly creamy mouthfeel with a slightly sharp and grainy feeling before the onset of mild hop resins and that base malt finish.

O: A slightly roasty, malt-forward yet balanced APA with a little extra bang for the buck at 6.1% ABV. I like the American brown ale flavors that tease out a bit but wish the hops were a little more aggressive for this APA. Smooth and pleasing, I'd hazard to say this is the most palatable 16 Mile brew available year-round.

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Photo of BeerCon5
1.8/5  rDev -48%
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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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #195
Served On: 07/23/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.1%
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware on summer vacation.

Look: The beer poured a rich deep copper. Very clear with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles racing upward. Head was a 1-finger layer of off-white foam. Some random spots of lacing appeared now and then.

Smell: Earthy sweetness with a touch of hops making for a very nice balanced aroma.

Taste: First was a caramel followed by a nice hop bitterness. Then a sweetness hit the sides of the tongue while an earthy spice followed up for the finish. Aftertaste was more bitterness.

This was a great Pale Ale with a slightly higher ABV than most, but would be expected with the increased complexity and heavier character of the brew.

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Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of larybrew
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of bonkers
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cjbeckman
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeezJutz
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of seanbren
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MalReever
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of tgbljb
2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
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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Old Court Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
Beer rating: 33.1% out of 100 with 121 ratings
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