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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

1,725 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 116 | 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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Chaney

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single for a $1.99 at my local Whole Foods.

A: Poured pretty much a crystal clear orange color with an slightly off-white sticky head. Looks like an IPA.

S: Some pine cone fragments, crushed Flintstone vitamins, and some fresh clean linen. I'm diggin' it.

T: This was definitely in need of a bit more caramel at the core. Lots of hop bitterness wrapped up inside more than a hint of booze.

M: the carbonation was fine and I liked the fact that this wasn't a syrup bomb. Lots of lacing left on the glass and the hops stained the teeth.

O: Not bad, especially considering the price. They should have left this one unfiltered though.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 22:09:29 | More by Chaney
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A--Gold to possible light amber color with medium to thick head and good lacing around the glass. Cloudy as well.

S--Pine and citrus primarily on the nose. I'm a bit stuffed up, so it's kind of hard to differentiate the citrus. Smells like I would expect an Imperial/Double IPA to.

T--Citrus really comes across as grapefruit on the tongue. Big, bitter hit and a great dry finish. Very enjoyable. I can pick up the alcohol as well. Only thing I would say is the bitter might hang on just a bit too long, but IPAs aren't my favorite style so it could be right up most people's alley.

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12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by date of Oct. 5, 2014. 8.5% ABV

Serving type: bottle

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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