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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce can from Total Wine Sterling, VA, opened 4/30/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, raisins and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

2.8
DocLock (11112) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
22 oz. Aluminum bottle from State Line. Pours deep coppery ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, earthy brown sugary. Tastes like liquid Wheaties, with some earthy and brown sugary notes. Not terribly complex or exciting, but not bad.

2.5
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Clear amber rust body below a thick and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, bready, with a sweet caramel and brown sugar tinge and slight spiciness. Medium bodied, with a mildly hoppy sting on the middle and finish. Malty sweet, underattenuated, light buttery slickness, doughy with a caramel/hop finish. To me, the butterscotch/diacetyl is a bit too prominent for this to be anything above decent. Still, the beer below the diacetyl is well rounded...

2.6
obguthr (6740) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Medium roasted malt, hay, and honey aroma, not strong. Clear ruby copper, thin yellow head, minimal lacing. Malt, with a little cherries at midpalate and dried leaves in the end. Flavor is rather subdued, but decent. Not a lot of hop character, which leads me to think this is more of an amber than an APA.

3
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Poured a dark color. Malty aroma with corn and some bourbon(?). Taste has lots of sweet malts with some bourbon as well, not much complexity, but not bad.

2.9
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
651mL tank shell can thanks to ryan. The pour is a clear, red, fire iridium with a tan, thick, sheen head. Big lace. Aroma is sweet syrup, metals, toast. Taste is malty, toasty, caramel, lightly metallic, lemon, fairly bitter, rye bread. Pretty mediocre. Palate is thinner, tart. Again, not bad for $3 a bomber.

2.6
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
22oz can shared by ryan: Pours a clear deep copper with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with a touch of earthy hops. Starts with decent fullness and some chewy caramel maltiness with a touch of butterscotch and light fruitiness before a doughy bittersweet finish. Needs a fresher, cleaner hop profile.

2.8
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Malty nose with a touch of caramel and light dark fruit. The taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter, some toffee, light raisin, very light citrus.

2.8
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Red-orange pour with a light tan head. Light metallic aroma with notes of malt and a touch of hops. Sweet caramel flavor with notes of cherry and bubblegum. A bit metallic. Bitter hop finish.

3.6
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.


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