chicagobears (422) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pour at the RAM restaurant. Had a nice profile of hops. The rye was noticeable. Rounded out with some sweet malts. A decent offering. Also, took home a growler of their seasonal ale called Uncle John’s that is quite good.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Boise Ram. Pours out an amber topped with a white head. A touch of hops and malt on this one. Just a normal Pale to me.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Compared to the other places, the brewer in Salem,Oregon seems do have done an excellent job.
Appearance clear golden ale with a lovelly pure white head.
Nice hoppy/malty aroma, slightly spicy.
Nice hoppye North West taste in thsi one, quite refreshng and among the best PNW Pales IMO.
Good palate that holds the body well.
Overall a very nice pale.
There seems to be quite a bit of difference in quality of Ram brewers.
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing that amazing. Pretty much your typical textbook pale ale. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t very unique.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Once again, Ram gives me a by-the-numbers brew. Pretty boring. I finally figured out what it is about all these Ram brews: it’s like they just bought a home brewing kit and are starting to learn how to make beer. Hell, I could do that myself.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very plain pale ale. Sweet citrus aroma with a thin white head that dissipates.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent uncarbonated orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber pour with almost no head. a little citrus in the nose. Crisp (but thin) mouthfeel. More hops than I had imagined. Like an IPA-light. Not exceptional, but refreshing, and I really can’t say anything bad about it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden with small head. Light malt aroma. Thinner with a slight amount of hop flavour. Pretty simple.
jake65 (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Pours a deep yellow/gold with a light haze. Small white head and light lacing. Nose is mild and sweeter with malt than hops; a little fruity. Tastes a little grassey with some citrus hops notes. Pretty mild and uninspiring pale.