PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Indianapolis location. Golden amber with white head which stands up and laces very nicely. Aroma is slightly spicy, some citrus, and a little caramel. Taste has a wonderful balance of slight rye, caramel, and orange. Some slight spicy aftertaste and mild bitter finish. Medium bodied and very nice drinker.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample glass @ C I Shenanigans. Strong hoppy nose. Good frothy head and thick lace. Golden amber. A hoppy very good pale ale.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is reddish amber with a thin soapy bright white head...smell is lightly spicy with some pepper and toasted bread along with nice floral and grapefruit scents...taste is highly sweet throughout with some pepper flavors but lots of malty bread...light bitterness finishes it out...
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Indianapolis, IN location. Small head that quickly dissipated, no lacing, transparent, no carbonation observed, and a gold hue. Nose was hoppy, malty, some citrus and spicyness. Flavor hoppy and citrus. Boring. Tingly mouthfeel and medium in body. Quaffable, but nothing going on with this APA. Rather bland, dull and uninspiring.
chicagobears (467) - 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 (7148) - 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 (2474) - 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.