71 Pale Ale | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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81
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33 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:
33
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.03%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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0
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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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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 barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Viggo
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the RAM, usually leave quite happy with their beers.

Pours a clear copper, amber highlights, thick white head, lots of lace, great retention, textbook APA. Smell is great, caramel/honey sweetness, bit citrus and floral hops, nice fruitiness, smells very balanced. Taste is fruity, tons of floral and citrus hops, nice caramel and biscuit middle, nice floral in the finish, very aggressive but clean bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, very coating, hopping is very well done. Great APA!

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

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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 soju6
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Wheeling location.

A: On tap at the Wheeling location. Served a copper color with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Fresh aroma of caramel, citrus and some fruitiness.

T: Taste starts with nice citrus nip, with a mixture of caramel and fruitiness. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down very easy. Well crafted Pale Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jharris0624
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

Photo of n00blar
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JRBecks
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of mds1101
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of bralston345
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Jimboe
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Daffron24
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of alesaram
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jimelee108
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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71 Pale Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
3.43 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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