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Big Red IPA - Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Big Red IPA
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 10-19-2005)
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Reviews by RJUGA03:
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RJUGA03

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Extremely cloudy/hazy deep golden yellow body with a 1" pasty white head.
S-Notes of sweet and some aromatic hops.
T-Nice semi-sweet beginning moving into a bitter noticable hopped midsip and then smoothly getting away with little lingering hop flavors.
M-Nice somewhat "thick" (reference syrup)beginning with a simple dry puckering after taste.
D-Well @ $5/ Growler on Fri/Sat. it's quite drinkable.

Serving type: growler

03-27-2010 08:42:18 | More by RJUGA03
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A) Faded, light tobacco hue. Head thins to a skim leaving a decent amount of lace.

S) Dank hop aroma - it has some weed notions. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple. Hints of pine and toasted bread.

T) Grassy with bitter grapefruit pith and orange peel. Faint dry pine. It has an oily hop flavor but it quickly turns to bitterness and toasted bread. Very dry.

M) Conservative side of medium bodied. Carbonation is lively and on the high side of moderate.

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On tap in an American pint glass. Pours a nice copper color with a decent had that leaves respectable lacing. Looks good but nothing spectacular.

Aroma is strong floral hops and pale malt. Hops are more on the floral/herbal side rather than citrus/pine.

Taste is tongue-scouringly bitter hops and pale malt. The balance seems off here in favor of straight-up hoppy acidic bitterness, almost as if the brewer wanted to create a caricature of the classic American IPA. It's not that I don't love super-hoppy beers, I do; this just lacks the finesse and balance of really good IPAs.

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(A)- Pours a reddish amber color. Some white froth.

(S)- A classic amber/caramel malt profile. Bits of cracker and grains.

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(M)- A good carbonation level. A decent balance too, though far drier and "grassy" than expected.

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Big Red IPA from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
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