Rams Head IPA | Fordham Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
179 Ratings
Rams Head IPARams Head IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
fordhambrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of MattXT
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of The_Chewlord
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of 52P48
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of IPAIsaac
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BuffaloBrewFan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewski
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried to "had" this beer tonight and noticed it wasn't here. Going from memory..

A - Cloudy orange color with a small off white head. Fairly average.

S - Smell was nice. Lots of pine and grass. A bit of Lemon.

T - Nice bitter beer. Some grapefruit up front and a good bitter finish.

M - Lightly carbed, but heavier body. No alcohol at all, really drinkable.

O - Had this back to back with Long Trail double, and everyone preferred the Fordham. Take that for what it's worth. I liked it, and will get it on tap to try it again if I see it around.

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Photo of Millsnerlight
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MKrauss
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agreenman19
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, dated 9/23/14

a hazy orange tinged golden color. bright white head, decent lacing. the hoppy aroma is earthy, herbal, a bit of citrus. bready malt balanced the hop flavor in the taste. medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Bpayne88
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of DannyBoyDD
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Omnium
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy orange gold a finger of off white head, light spotty lacing.
S - Really weird aroma, very soapy, somewhat floral, sour orange and lemon.
T - Some sour orange and lemon, light pine, and on the end there's a lot of soapy kind of taste, some light spice too, rye and pepper, in the end.
M - Dry, thin, and very soapy.
O - No thanks. will not have again.

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Photo of Stanley23
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harryhops
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Tucquan
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-03-01 at BWI in the Rams Head Tavern.

Mild aroma. Some dank, pine, citrus and some caramel. Finish us moderately bitter. Just OK.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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