Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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4.48/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bomber into a snifter.
Nice pale golden color. Over a finger thick off-white colored head with decent retention. Some bubbles. Very clear appearance. Excellent lacing on the sides.
Aroma is extremely good with flowery notes. Other major notes include orange peel, grass and some pine. A nicely spiced up and citrus aroma typical of calypso and centennial hops. Reminds me of TIPA from Schlafly. Some grapefruit as well. No alcohol. A good dry hopped aroma overall.
Flavor is equally good. A solid amount of bitterness and aromatics notes enters upfront. Will destroy the palate. Grape fruit, some orange peel, herbs, spices and some grass like flavor. Citrus content is good but very different from fat head's or Zombie Dust's. Bitterness should be high - about 90. Middle has some malt character but still dominated by hops. Finish is clearly very dry and bitter.
Mouth feel is medium to slightly light. A lot of oily and piney feel. Moderate warmth. Doesn't feel like an excessive alcohol drink. Kicks well. Moderate to slightly good carbonation.
A very likable IIPA indeed. Nothing wrong with it.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 03:05:55 | More by AmitC
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