Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by BergBeer:
3.41/5 rDev -9.1%
Picked up a sixer for $6.99! Review from one of the bottles.
A - Nice Golden amber with a thick and aggressive white head. Really nice lacing on this one!
S - Tons of pine and citrus! Getting orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, white grapes. nectarine, but over all lots of pine. Also has a syrupy kind of smell too it almost wet on the nose.
T - Huge pine rush on the attack! Followed by citrus and lemon flavors. It's really aggressive but not over powering. Almost no hints of malt except for a smidge of honey on the end.
M - This is what i believe to be the only thing holding this beer back. It has a hop syrup mouth feel. Feels very wet but not refreshingly so. There is also a slight alcohol to the end that makes it all dry out
O - Pretty good considering the price. Definitely not NB best offering but a decent beer. I'd pick Ranger over this any day. IIPA is a crowded market and a few more just out shine this one.
08-29-2013 23:02:41 | More by BergBeer
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured into an impy nonic a clear light golden with a sticky one finger white head that held for quite awhile.Aromas are more herbal and grassy with a little floral note,not a big sharp citric/resiny bomb,a a lightly toasted biscuit malt bas eunderneath the hops,not much alcohol presence.Flavors are grassy and herbal with a hint of onion,again not a big in your face resiny attack,light caramel biscuit and just a hint of sweet alcohol.Not bad but it's more a toned down DIPA in my opinion,not bad.
03-11-2013 14:06:38 | More by oberon
1.2/5 rDev -68%
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a lot of plasticky onion with some dank peppery hops and a little sweet malt.
The flavor is a little sweet bready malt followed by a ton of vegetal plasticky green onion that has decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, I don't care for this at all. It's a bunch of watery onioney / garlicky hops (summit?). Like a very poor man's Gubna. From reading other reviews, I wondered if I got a bad one, since all I get is onion and no fruity piney hops. But the 6 pack tasted the same - I dumped one of them. It tasted similar on draft too, just more subdued and watery.
04-05-2013 03:02:51 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
12 ounce bottle, 01Sept13 on the label.
A- medium amber near clear with bubbles continuing to rise. Off white head , thicker film , medium collar and ample fine low rings of lace.
Strong roasted onions/garlic note on the nose (strange indeed) and some minor fruit and hop notes.
Boldly hopped up ale. Hops grainy and herbal. Grapefruit yes but in moderation. Smooth and quite drinkable with ample malts smoothing out the finish.
If you can get past the nose, you will enjoy this DIPA...
07-16-2013 01:49:42 | More by Billolick
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.