'71 Pale Ale | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Idaho, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A distinctly drinkable pale ale brewed with a touch of rye and a blend of 5 hops. Deep copper in color with subtle spicy rye character and an enjoyable hoppy flavor.

Added by Redrover on 02-22-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by Scotchboy:
Photo of Scotchboy
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ The Ram, Boise ID. Served in a true 18oz pint glass.

A: Attractive, slightly cloudy golden orange color, with good effervescence. The head is bright white and creamy, and sticks all over the glass.

S: Smells like a 50/50 union between grapefruity, floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Smells really refreshing.

T & MF: Taste follows the nose, with just a touch of hop bitterness. Sweet caramel malt gives the beer a crisp, creamy body, and the bitterness is really nice. Good hints at grapefruit flavors. Lighter medium body with slight drying finish.

O: Nothing is overdone with this APA. Highly drinkable, with 'good' though not 'great' hop presence.

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Photo of Chritty13
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Ram in Salem, Oregon. No idea where it is brewed.

Pours amber with a modest off-white head and very good lacings.

Aroma is muted floral hops.

Taste is dark bitter hops with a strong malt backup. Flavors of apricot, grapefruit, and leather.

Mouthfeel is just right for the style.

Drinkability is very good. No abv listed anywhere. I would guess about a 5.6%.

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Photo of Juno_Malone
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap the the U Village Ram in Seattle. I didn't want to add the same beer again.

A - Served a darker than pale orange with a big fluffy near white head. Good retention and lots of lacing left down the entire glass.

S - Wheatish, citrusy. Mostly lemons.

T - Same as the smell. Lots of lemons, oranges, and wheat.

D - Good carb and body. Smooth with a slight bitter finish.

O - Light and refreshing. Easy drinking.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Redrover
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Per the menu, the 71 Pale Ale is a blend of 5 hops with a touch of rye. Served in an 18 oz shaker, the beer is gold with a chill haze. Thick white head with awesome lacing.

The nose is a bit underpowered for an APA. Reminds me a bit of a blond. Light malts, a bit of pepper and citrus rind.

The taste is a bit bitterer than the aroma would have made me to believe. I guess the 5 hops are working. Nice mix of pine, grapefruit with the rye noticeable in its spicy finish. Not bad at all!

The mouth has a nice bite. Easy to drink, could work as a crossover session beer. Up the aroma a bit and you've got a real winner.

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Photo of MikeDAdams
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JoelClark
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev +8.1%

'71 Pale Ale from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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