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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013)
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Reviews by cozmohollis:
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Served) In a snifter glass.

Appearance) Cloudy - golden/orange color, white head with a good lace.

Smell) A lot of pine, grass and grapefruit.

Taste) First is a good mixture of hops and malt. Then mostly hops at the end. Some orange, grapefruit, lemon, and pine flavors.

Mouthfeel) Medium body, slick, moderate carbonation with a little warming alcohol feeling.

Overall) Very well balance and solid IPA. Great hops bitterness with just the right malt backbone. Close to a double IPA.

Food pairing was carrot cake. The spices and the sweetness of the cream cheese icing went well with the bitter hops.

cozmohollis, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TTripp725, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

briandaube, Jan 17, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured into DFH IPA glass; translucent, light orange-yellow with a moderate white head that fades into a lovely ring of foam that leaves incredibly fine lacing rings.
Smell is dank herbal hops, some tropical fruit and citrus, hint of pine and bitterness.
Taste is bitter, piney and herbal. No fruity hops detected, despite the fruity nose. Hint of bitter citrus rind perhaps, but that's about it. Hops destroy any malt flavor as well. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel is minimal, smooth and dry.
Overall, not the kind of IPA I'm a fan of. It's all bitterness, not much actual flavor. Not bad if that's your kind of IPA though.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

dcbeers, Feb 05, 2013
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nhirsch04, Jul 07, 2013
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HopChild30, Feb 25, 2013
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kwa357, Mar 11, 2014
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GrantBrennan, Jul 03, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%

Ba Review #281
Served On: 07/22/2013
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: 05/17/13

This was one from a sixer I found at Dewey Beach Liquors while on summer vacation at costal Delaware.

Look: Color was a hazy golden color with some deeper tones in the middle. The head was a fluffy 2-fingers of beige foam that stuck around for the duration. Lacing was vry sticky and spotty. Carbonation bubbles were even and throughout.

Smell: Aroma was of grassy hops and a sweet honey malt character.

Taste: The taste proved to be a very light palate from what the brewer's specs suggest (75 IBU's and 7.5% abv). Honestly I was expecting a level of complexity found more in a Double IPA. First off was a light kiss of herbal hops. Then a sweet malty resin hit just for a moment.
Then the high IBU's managed to appear to basically form the finish and aftertaste.

This was a solid brew that followed the drinkable approach found in Fordham offerings. I would grab this again.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.