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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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81
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Knapp85, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

oline73, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

oriolesfan4, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

duceswild, May 14, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

wrightst, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

rolltide8425, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Rhettroactive, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Boone757, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durge, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

IPAchris, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rfgetz, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

AngusOg, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

deapokid, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gatordaddy, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

2dogbrew, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

whatname, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

hoppymcgee, May 29, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

micromaniac129, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

buzzy, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bubseymour, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

goblue3509, Nov 02, 2013
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Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.