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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2013 22:59:54 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too often you see cask conditioned IPAs. I am not opposed.

This is a pretty smooth ipa, and I think the cask has something to do with moving it in that direction. Nice pine tones. Slightly salty. Bitterness is minimal with a mild bite on there. Feel is slightly sticky. A nice drinker.

Serving type: cask

06-12-2013 04:59:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

07-01-2013 18:48:36 | More by oline73
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-20-2013 02:09:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

05-14-2013 03:06:10 | More by duceswild
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-30-2014 21:29:40 | More by Latarnik
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-02-2013 19:24:14 | More by mdaschaf
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

04-16-2013 13:33:54 | More by rolltide8425
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-18-2013 14:53:30 | More by Rhettroactive
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wrightst

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Word of the beer: Classic
Pours a medium gold color with a white head. Big woop. You don't drink the look.
A very distinctive IPA aroma: that piney, citrusy characteristic that is unmistakable for a classic IPA. That promise of hop to come.
The taste is also an example of why hop heads like it so much. It has a smooth malt start but those hops bite in very quickly, just as they should. In the mouth it's just right - not too heavy, not too light. You want an IPA to be in that medium range, in my opinion.
Although it is a classic example of an IPA, this very fact has its drawbacks. It won't overwhelm you, surprise you, or underwhelm you. There are no unique flavors to make you sip again, wrinkle your brow, sip again and try to figure it out. For hop heads, this is a session beer.

A wee history lesson:
Fordham was one of Maryland's shining stars before they moved to Delaware, becoming part of Coastal Brewing Company, which also owns Old Dominion, formerly of northern Virginia. Anhauser-Busch is a minority owner, but has no input into recipes or any brewing matters of the two. AB just has a stake in distribution. Rumor is that AB may be looking to sell back its share.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 21:47:27 | More by wrightst
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Durge

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-03-2013 00:41:57 | More by Durge
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-05-2013 17:19:05 | More by ROGUE16
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2013 21:17:31 | More by Boone757
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-02-2013 20:49:20 | More by rfgetz
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-12-2013 13:11:03 | More by IPAchris
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-27-2013 01:55:13 | More by AngusOg
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-21-2013 03:50:09 | More by deapokid
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-14-2013 00:03:06 | More by Gatordaddy
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-23-2013 22:31:00 | More by 2dogbrew
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2013 18:06:45 | More by hoppymcgee
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-08-2013 22:46:19 | More by whatname
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is hoppy, smelling fresh and wet.
The color is golden honey. The head though small is dense and lasting. The clarity is somewhat hazy with sediment of some sort,
Taste is sweet and hoppy up front and ends dry and bitter. Hops are bold and assertive on the palate.
Drinks thin and maybe watery.
A good tasting beer here but those floating things dampens the appearance.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 11:24:51 | More by micromaniac129
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-19-2013 20:02:26 | More by buzzy
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-02-2013 21:51:38 | More by goblue3509
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-26-2013 20:43:11 | More by bacher468
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Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.