Big Red IPA - Ram Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
2.66/5 rDev -22.2%
On tap at the brewpub on 7/24/12
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.
D) Some decent things going on but it's rough with the bitterness. On the lower side of average for the style.
10-07-2013 23:50:00 | More by Ryan011235
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
Mouthfeel is OK, but really it's difficult to tell anything because of the one-dimensional bitterness.
Overall, it's a good beer to wash down the mediocre barbecue at this restaurant but that's about it.
06-17-2012 04:23:30 | More by draheim
3/5 rDev -12.3%
On tap at the Ram.
(A)- Pours a reddish amber color. Some white froth.
(S)- A classic amber/caramel malt profile. Bits of cracker and grains.
(T)- Drier and hoppier than the smell. Has a rather "grassy" bit to it in reference to the hop profile. Caramel-like malty backbone.
(M)- A good carbonation level. A decent balance too, though far drier and "grassy" than expected.
(D)- Overall, an average amber/IPA. Very grassy and green for my liking, but some may like that.
04-16-2012 22:57:45 | More by sweemzander
Big Red IPA from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.