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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Dark pale ale.
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured from bottle. Nice aroma of roasted caramel and spice. Good lookin clear mahogany with tan head. Big roasted malt flavor with caramel, citrus/grassy hops, a bit of sweetness - maybe dark honey. Earthy aftertaste. Bold, crisp feel. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
20140602 5oz at the 16 mile Taproom in Newark. I gave the bartender flack for the menu description of Dark Pale Ale. He said its less hoppy than APA and less malty than amber. Yup. Mildly hoppy and nicely dry. This is what I always imagine I’m going to get when I order a lighter English style. Nice Stine fruit notes. Clean as a whistle. I wonder if the bottles are different because I’d expect a better score for this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2011
This beer is very clear amber with a light to medium tan head. Bubbles from carbonation move quite fast. There is a sweet toffee smell and a mild tinge from the hops. The taste is lightly sweet with a little bite that ends quickly and lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is thin and a little dry. I enjoyed this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7571) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Light orange malt aroma. Amber with nice light tan head. Lightly sweet orange-caramel malt and very lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Medium body. Solid and unique APA.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3598) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Slightly hazed, copper-red with a short, tan head. Scent is caramel malt and candied orange. Flavour is sweet and bready, caramel, with an orange-peel bitter finish. Much nicer than the ratings currently reflect. Tasty, clean and bright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Not an APA but rather pleasant. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz can this beer poured a medium brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left some lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, molasses, somewhat vegetal malts and moderate notes of cherry, fruity hops and cola. The flavor was bitter and tart with cherry, molasses, caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, nut bread and cola elements blending nicely. Medium finish. Medium body. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (656) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Redish brown color topped by a small beige head. Pleasant roasted malt nose hints at caramel and apples. Spicy toasted malt flavor with a citrus hop backdrop. Nice balance and body. Long bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1495) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a small tan head and little lacing. Subtle caramel malt aroma with a hint of ripe fruit in the background. Taste is molassas, caramel malts and dark fruit followed by spicy hops. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish. Would agree to disagree about the style it is listed under.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with vlan1. This pours hazy amber brown and has a beige head that leaves some falling lacing. This smells more malty than expected. Fruit in there, too. Sour fruit leads the flavor and I think it is the hops. The flavor is like unripe fruit. It also offers grain and vinous notes. Hops are light and offer a bit of spice with orange zest. This is mislabeled as an APA but is a fun beer to try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Thin white head of rather dense bubbles and decent carbonation. Aroma smells of an old inn. Well weathered old wood, some dusty malts and a hint of fruit. Color is a nice crimson brown. Very flavorful. Nice and malty like an old ale but with a decent amount of zippy and bitter hops. Some roastyness that blends well with this mild ale. A pretty good brew. Came in one of those cool 22 oz aluminum bottles.


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