Responders Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
61 Ratings
Responders AleResponders Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light on the palate and crisp from start to finish, Responders Ale demonstrates the fundamental importance of premium ingredients. Choice English barley, a touch of wheat and mild bittering provide the foundation for this light-bodied beer whose story is not light on fortitude. We honor and give thanks to our emergency responders. $3 from every case and $5 from every keg will be donated to the National Fallen Fire Fighers Foundation.

Added by THECPJ on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
14.73%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 18
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3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint. The brew appears a clear golden color with a finger white cap.

Smells sweet with a mild fruity ester thats faintly of floral hops. Slight grainy quality gives way to almost a hint of corn.

Taste has a bit of a carbonic bite before a clean noble hop bitterness that fades to grassiness in the finish. Mid palate as this warms there is almost a hint of bubblegum or something.

This is a light bodied brew with modest carbonation. It is light, crisp and easy drinking. I can respect what they were going for with this brew. Not bad and appreciated.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of BWED
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. pour

A- Clear, golden, foamy white head. Retention isn't great, but it leaves some lacing.

S- Bready malt, with a rather floral hop aroma.

T- Bread again, a little more grainy. Very reminiscent of an AAL.

M- Clean, light body. semi-dry finish.

O- Not bad. This is one I could send to my macro-drinking friends. I really respect what 16 mile is doing, with their mission to make good lower ABV beers.

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2.43/5  rDev -23.8%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-murky golden color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. It combines a bubbly texture with decent retention. No lacing is left behind. (2.75)

Smell: Uhhh...where's the aroma? Okay, that's hyperbole: I'm getting a touch of wheat, and maybe a kiss of crackery malt. That's it. Not a very good first impression, is it? (2.5)

Taste: The flavor is quite light. Unfortunately, what little flavor there is seems flawed: it opens up with oddly acidic wheat notes. On the other hand, the finish has a decently British earthiness to it. There really isn't much to this one at all, and it isn't even that balanced to boot. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: It's fairly thick for 4%, truth be told. Problem is, with the lack of flavor, the relative bigness just seems obstructive. Carbonation is high, but pleasant hiding through the full body. Honestly, the feel is good - it just needs a (far) more dynamic flavor profile to succeed. (3.25)

Overall: This is a great cause, I must say. I must also say this is not even close to being a great (or even good) beer. There's just something odd about what little flavor there is. Having said that - and I hate to dust off this old, stereotypically BA chestnut - but it could really use some citrusy hops to jazz it up. As it stands, I'm not going to respond to this one any time soon. (2.25)

2.43/5: No sir, I don't like it

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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Responders Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
3.19 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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