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71 Pale Ale - Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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71 Pale Ale
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78
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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2.35/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap at the brewpub on 7/24/12

My intention was to review only the Big Red IPA but after my wife pointed out that the Raspberry Blonde Ale was made by dumping raspberry syrup into a pint glass and then pouring the regular Blonde Ale into the glass. I decided right there to tick-up the tasting flight by allowing only one line from my steno pad to each beer.

Irresponsibly-deserved Tick #6

A) Very light amber. Not much of a head. No retention or lace.

S) Grass, orange peel, light fruit, biscuits and grain.

T) Grainy and tangy with a modest hop kick. Some aspirin, too.

M) Light body with overly fizzy carbonation.

Ryan011235, Oct 08, 2013
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2.63/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Ram.

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

(S)- A nice piney caramel profile. Some "green" around the edges in regards to the hop profile.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Primarily piney with a caramel malt backbone. Still, a little "green" in a cut grass type of a way.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Just a bit too grassy for my taste in the hop profile. It does not necessarily make it more bitter, but it isnt helping it either.

(D)- Overall, decent, it just does not seem to have a very fresh hop character to it. Maybe sitting a tad too long in the keg?

sweemzander, Apr 16, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Wheeling location.

A: On tap at the Wheeling location. Served a copper color with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Fresh aroma of caramel, citrus and some fruitiness.

T: Taste starts with nice citrus nip, with a mixture of caramel and fruitiness. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down very easy. Well crafted Pale Ale.

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3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

'71 was a pretty good year, I guess. The namesake beer pours a very lightly hazed straw topped by a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises flowers and some light caramel. The taste holds notes of caramel, flowers, chalk, and a very slight pine flavor. The body is a medium light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, an okay pale ale at best, not something I'd either recommend or warn against.

TMoney2591, Dec 07, 2010
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71 Pale Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.