Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,173 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,173
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 303 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant's finish is bone-dry.

(Beer added by: Huffaroma on 02-24-2013)
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Photo of wordemupg
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 24/12/14

A sexy looking liquid, clear golden yellows a little light but its bright, two fingers of dense eggshell foam quickly falls to a thick foam but leaves 6 thin distinct rings on its way down before turning to random lace, still a thin film at the bottom of the glass

S I get green onion right away, not necessarily bad but it hinders what could be great , not sure what hop I get that off of, peach, lemon, and tangerine, a little spruce, sweet orange and caramel

T a little boozy for 8.5%, less fruit and more green onion, spruce and pine come out stronger, herbal tea bag, has potential but more room for improvement

M lighter side of medium and stays on the creamy side of foam but not by much, some heat but its mild, lemon pledge finish

O looks fantastic but just OK in every other area, booze could be hidden a little better and I can't shake green onion

lots of good qualities but something gets in the way of greatness at every turn, I doubt I'd buy another bomber with so much to try on the same shelf

Photo of scootny
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A light quaffable DIPA that is refreshing and easy drinking. Georgous brew. Great clarity with a golden hue, bone white head, and tons of lacing. Nose is light as well with a mild tropical note. Pine and light citrus. Malt brings sweet aromas. Taste does have the peach like character as well as stonefrut and a mild nuttiness. Finish is dry and short with a clean but a large hoppiness that kisses the mouth lightly with a memory of hop oil. Feel is light and supple with velvety carbonation. Super drinkable and this goes down like a session ale instead of a DIPA. A very nicely done hop showcase.

Photo of Golfer3Aces
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart68
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaymanisgod
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sfwild18
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of car2052
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear, deep golden with a 1 finger cream head that sticks around.
S: Deep pine and grapefruit notes. Earthiness, Mandarin orange.
T: Toasty malts are powered by dank hop oils. Sweetness in the body. Fruitiness accompanies the sweetness in the middle of the palate. Taste ends with some alcohol and a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty balanced.
M: Light to medium mouthfeel.
O: Pretty good for a DIPA. The malts are pretty strong in this ale, and add some balance and sweetness to the fruity hops. Not overwhelmingly hoppy. Pretty balanced overall. Would get again.

Photo of DLS168
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speakdf0
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours really clear, shiny old gold colored with a thin white head that leaves some nice sticky lacing.
A really nice orchard fruity smell, with apricot, peach and apple, light citrus, topped with green herbal notes, with pine, grass and faint peppermint. Light caramel sweetness.
A very (overly, quite) sweet mix of malts and fruit. There's apricot jam, overripe peach, Chinese plum, faint quince mash. A nice bittersweet generic orange hop zing keeps this fresh. Light grain, big herbal feel with a big ration of floral notes, a bit of mint, lemongrass, white pepper. Finishes with nice pine, mildly spicy grassy bitter hops.
Quite bitter, almost dry, but the big sweetness manages to pass to the aftertaste. So hop, overripe stone fruit, malt sweetness. Low to medium carbonation for a smooth, slightly sticky body.
This one was kinda old too, but the hops are still rather strong in the aroma and taste. A nice blend of fruity hops, a bit sweet, pretty great IIPA.

Photo of crow
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milldoggie1982
4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA that is very smooth for 8.5 ABV.

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keelin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of niqhoward
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Straycorn
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Happyhopper
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of stwok21
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,173 ratings.