Inlet IPA | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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.

Added by THECPJ on 05-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,145
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
134
pDev:
12.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a shade that's slightly off-white. Retention is quite good, and a generous amount of lacing is left behind. (3.5)

Smell: It's designed to be an English-style IPA, so there won't be an explosion of citrus or tropical fruit here. That's fine. The problem is, the hops are far too mild even for their intent. Just hints of earth, tobacco, and *maybe* some marmalade if I concentrate. Instead, the malts take the show from here - unfortunately, they smell like the obstructive, too-much-caramel kind of malts rather than the gentle, balanced kind. Maybe it's not a fresh bottle? I don't know, but I do know I've smelled some older, ~3 month old bottles that have held up decently. This isn't one of those. (2.5)

Taste: It actually tastes like it has a lot of hops to it - unfortunately, it's mostly earthy, tobacco-laden hops. No citrus, apricot, or marmalade here. The maltiness remains a sweet and caramel-rich suggestion throughout. Acidic, tomato-esque flavors appear after a while. It's pretty straightforward, and not very enjoyable to be honest. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: Relatively full-bodied - its crisp bite is pretty much neutralized by the heavy, sweet aftertaste. Carbonation stays in the background. This is pretty much a chore to drink. (2.25)

Overall: I can't help but shake the fact this isn't a fresh bottle. Hey, without bottle dating, how can I tell? Shame the other two I had from this brewery weren't anything to write home about, either - hell, this might be even worse than the other two. Out of balance and riddled with off-flavors, why should I give this a second chance? (2.25)

2.36/5: More like India Fail Ale; 16 Mile, you're on notice

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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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.

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Inlet IPA from 16 Mile Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 134 ratings
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