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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,706 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 23
Gots: 113 | FT: 1
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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BucannonXC5

California

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.49
Purchased: March 28, 2013
Consumed: April 12, 2013
Misc.: Best by July 2, 2013

Poured a golden orange color with 2-3 fingers of long-lasting pillowy white head. Bubbly liquid. Plenty of circular, foamy and layered lacing on the sides all the way down. Good retention all the way down, long and lasting.

Smelled a potent whiff of bitter hops right way. Not sure about exact hops, but generic hops were a mix between skunky resin, citrus (grapefruit) and floral. All smells come to an abrupt finish.

Tasted that 8.50 percent alcohol right away. No hiding that for sure. Taste wasn’t really like the smell, except for that massive bitter hops. Seemed to onion or radish, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever written in a beer review. Also garlic? Still some resin hops in there, but I guess there is a thing called vegetable hops. If not, there is now. Still some grapefruit citrus hops in there, albeit light.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

This was an OK beer, but I was expecting something a bit better. It started that way, but the onion, radish and garlic trifecta may have swayed my opinion a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:20:38 | More by BucannonXC5
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.