Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Big Red IPA | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.48/5
Okay
54 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
theram.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Viggo on 10-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,853
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
54
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of DubiousGopher
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bammer21
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wtighe03
4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewmanCapote
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lanciloti
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from draft at Ram on May 29, 2015.

41 characters

Photo of Steve_Pawlak
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vyvyan
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of florisj135
4.6/5  rDev +32.2%

Photo of Skypig46
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of blackcompg
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Appearance - slightly hazed orange amber, came with a finger of off-white head, leaves nice lace rings after each sip.

Smell - really nice nose of citrus and tropical flavors, hint of breast malt, and some nice caramels.

Taste - big citrus flavors of orange, tangelo and ruby red grapefruit, great floral hop flavors accompany this, as the sip progresses the floral hops get a touch grainy along with dried citrus piths.

Mouthfeel - almost medium with such big bold flavors, carb is lighter side if medium and provides a creamy smoothness across the tongue, and some welcome bright edges along the sides.

Overall - absolutely one of the most delicious and flavorful ipa's I've had with this abv - I will order this one every time I go to the RAM, a must try!

 763 characters

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of crnhusker
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mds1101
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Buttermilk
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of dunlap926
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Big Red IPA from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 54 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.