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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
(draft 7/20/11 at CB & Potts Highlands Ranch). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate sweet bready malt aroma. Sweet bread/caramel flavor, with light floral and citrus hops. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
On tap in Wheeling, IL. Pretty reddish-brown color with a lacy head. Hop profile is Amarillo all the way, citrusy & a little bit grapefruity, with an acidic puckering, kind of reminded me of Alpha King in some ways. Relentless, bitter aftertaste that lingers on the palate like crazy. Barely any malt detectable. Kind of makes you want a glass of water. It’s not bad, give it a try. Who the hell is that guy in the logo? He looks like he has a swollen face. Maybe from bee stings.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at the Rosemont, IL brewpub. Poured into a chilled glass, ugh. Clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty with a moderate caramel and a touch of toasty bread. Decently hopped with some sweeter citruses and a mix of florals and pines. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened caramels with a touch of toast and a nice, medium, balanced hopping. Lots of citrus that gets a tad bit sweet at the end with a few resins and a nice mix of florals and pines. Finishes dry with a solid, medium piney bitterness and just enough malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. I don’t like the chilled glass (probably muted the aroma a bit), but this was well balanced and easy drinking with a nice citrusy hopping. Not a bad stop to make while waiting to pick someone up at O’Hare.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Tap @ Lakewood Ram. Clear, orange-gold pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Pretty standard PNW IPA, with a spruce nose, medium body and carbonation and a bitter, grapefruit finish. Toast, citrus and pine flavors populate the body. No major commissions, but neither is there anything remarkable about this IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Hoppy orange tea aromas. Muted hop flavors. Finishes quick and clean. Overall an above average IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Had on Draft as Humperdinks Big Red IPA, in dallas .. . Saved this one for last, and it was the best of the lot .. . Pours a light gold tan.. medium foam .. . good dose of bitterness .. quite a light IPA, but still could do the job.. .. . I want to set the record straight. I thought the cop was a prostitute.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
On tap at the Chicago location. Pours a copper color with a creamy off white head that laces down in in lines. Some hops in the nose. Citrussy sweet, slightly juicy, but not enough. Citrus sweet hop flavors. Some pine. Decent bitter pine. Easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoisirius (1559) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Average, run of the mill IPA. Hoppy enough to keep a geek mildly interested, missing enough flavor to keep your average beer drinker completely content.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Probably the best beer I had from RAM but still very average. Nice bitterness with a sweet body. Nothing more, nothing less.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Tap in Schaumburg. Pours copper with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, bread), heavy hops (floral, pine), and light fruity esters. Flavor is balanced malt and hop. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.


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