Rams Head IPA
Fordham Brewing Company

Rams Head IPARams Head IPA
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From:
Fordham Brewing Company
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 11.14%
Ratings:
182
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 25, 2019
Added:
Jan 15, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  44
SCORE
82
Good
Rams Head IPARams Head IPA
Notes: None
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Photo of Lucular
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Lucular from Maryland

On tap at Rams Head Roadhouse. This beer is much more bitter and piney than Back Stage IPA with less citrus and less caramel to offset the bitterness. A pretty average West Coast IPA.

Sep 25, 2019
 
3.75 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Oct 05, 2017
 
3.63 by Trentt2 from Alaska on Jul 17, 2017
 
3.85 by mds1101 from Illinois on May 19, 2017
 
3.6 by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2017
 
3.62 by DJTOBY from California on Apr 23, 2017
Photo of cyclonece09
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours semicloudy orange with a small white head. Smells of some citrus and piney hops. Tastes of sweet grain with a nice citrus hop bite. Beer is nicely carbonated, light bodied, light bodied, and easy drinking. Overall, an above average beer.

Apr 18, 2017
 
4 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Apr 01, 2017
Photo of agreenman19
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - pale golden yellow. Clear.

S - not much aroma. Slight lemon.

T - strong lemon rind up front. Dry and hoppy. Bitter crispness. Malty.

F - initially smooth but then lots of foam when swished.

O - pretty aggressively hoppy. Unbalanced.

Mar 30, 2017
 
3.66 by zotzot from Vermont on Mar 28, 2017
 
3.5 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2017
Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Impressive, dome-making head which is very slow to recede. It leaves plenty of chunky and webby lace on the glass. The liquid darker gold with a minimal haze.

Harsh, freshly grounded hop come aroma. Very green and floral, it smells like freshly mowed dandelion weeds.

The hop mimics the smell with more fortitude. It's difficult to get a read on the malt (regular pale) because of the strong bitterness, which intensifies during the swallow leaving an extraordinary long-lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Almost astringent and very dry. Overall, this a love-the-hops sorta IPA.

Mar 24, 2017
 
3.99 by Ctb6582 from Maryland on Feb 02, 2017
 
3.81 by kgammell1 from Maryland on Dec 29, 2016
Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of pine. Nothing mild about the taste. Aggressive hops, pine, resin, some citrus, bitter, a bit unbalanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Nov 12, 2016
 
3.75 by steverx8 from England on Sep 05, 2016
 
3.6 by csnyder83 from Maryland on Aug 06, 2016
 
4.59 by Peter_M_Morris from California on Jul 24, 2016
Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Eden from New Jersey

Pretty damned good in Delaware 4/16

Apr 08, 2016
 
3.52 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 03, 2016
 
3.83 by ebeemer from Virginia on Mar 29, 2016
 
3.31 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Mar 15, 2016
 
4.45 by ManWithNoName from South Carolina on Mar 12, 2016
 
3.21 by MattXT from Virginia on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.38 by Bpayne88 from England on Jan 29, 2016
 
3.65 by Rbodacious from Virginia on Jan 09, 2016
 
3.06 by JamFuel from Sweden on Dec 24, 2015
 
2.98 by florisj135 from Virginia on Dec 24, 2015
 
3.74 by Tom87 from England on Dec 09, 2015
 
3.56 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2015
 
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on Oct 18, 2015
 
3.63 by JPowell712 from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2015
 
3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2015
 
2.83 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2015
 
3.73 by Proclarush from Maryland on Aug 29, 2015
 
3.42 by Stanley23 from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2015
 
3.41 by DannyBoyDD from New York on Aug 06, 2015
 
3.25 by rab53 from Washington on Jul 14, 2015
Photo of interzen
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by interzen from England

355ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Deep, fairly clear amber. Not much in the way of head but what there was had decent retention. No lacing to speak of, but the head diffused to a foam ring and some capping.

Smell: Like being smacked in the face with a sack of hops - the bottle states 75IBU and from smell alone it's not difficult to believe that. There's a bucketload of grapefruit and pine resin and pretty much nothing else barring a faint, malty sweetness and an even fainter sourness.

Taste: Kapow! Hops, hops and more hops - 75IBU right in the face. Plenty of pine resin and grapefruit pretty much swamps everything else to begin with. Aftertaste is long, bitter and slightly peppery. Want hop character? This has it in spades.

Feel: Surprisingly thin, although that could be exacerbated by the overall dryness. This is a beer for savouring, not throwing down your neck hole.

Overall: Whilst this seems to be held in pretty high regard Stateside, this British palate is having a hard time appreciating it despite being fairly well accustomed to American IPAs. Not to say that this is bad, it isn't, but I can't help thinking that it has been hopped to hell and back just because it could be. Not bad, but sad to say I've had better and more bitter IPAs.

Jul 04, 2015
 
4.25 by Lettsgo3 from Maryland on Jun 27, 2015
Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 182 ratings