71 Pale Ale | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by on 06-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.03%
 
 
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0
Gots:
4
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.37/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

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Photo of mds1101
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of sweemzander
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
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?

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Photo of bralston345
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of kevkize
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Jimboe
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of tacole101
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TMoney2591
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dexterk1
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Ram.

Bartender offered this up when I ordered another Big Red. She said it was a new beer, fairly hoppy, and that people who liked Big Red should give it a try. Why not...

Clear light gold in appearance. Medium sized, off white head.

Aroma again mild, again probably a function of temperature. Picked up mainly citrus.

Taste was of a hoppy pale ale, so good call on the part of the bartender. Citrus dominated, some pine and grass as well. Malt character could be described as crackery. More bitter than sweet overall.

Light to medium in body. Medium carbonation. Fairly dry.

To me, a very nice session beer. Decent hop flavor, and a fairly light body. I will seek this out next time I go to the Ram.

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Photo of alesaram
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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71 Pale Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
3.43 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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