16 Mile Inlet IPA

This was a review I did yesterday, but forgot to write up. As I’m attempting to write this up, my cat is using me as a jungle gym. It’s like, no matter what I’m doing, he insists on climbing on me so that my focus is on him and I start petting him. And usually I do. It does help that he’s cute. So, here’s the last of the 16 Mile brews that I picked up.

ABV: 6.1%

Style: English India Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I found my cat’s bunny ears for Easter. He was not thrilled wearing them.

This poured with a half a finger of tan head that lingered for awhile and left a lot of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, dark mahogany color with decent carbonation The nose was a bit of floral hops with a generous amount of malt. It really smelled like an English IPA. The taste was a bit different than the nose. It was a lot of floral and grapefruit notes. At the end of the sip, the malt came through, reminding me that this was an English IPA. The finish was very bitter, even more bitter than I’m used to for the style. The body was medium and a bit stick, coupled with less carbonation than expected. This was really good from an English IPA, but I think I liked it so much because it was so hop forward. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

2 thoughts on “16 Mile Inlet IPA

  1. I’ve been reading your 16 Mile reviews with interest. When the brewery first hit the market I wasn’t hearing a lot of positive things about it. Plus a lot of people were throw off because their initial packaging was aluminum bottles. I’ve tried a few and found them to be ok. Sadly I missed a recent tap take over down here where I could have really gotten a chance to see what they’re doing now. But I have another chance coming up, and with your reviews in mind, I plan to take advantage of it!

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