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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

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 121 | 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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JohnnyJam

Arizona

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a surprise for me because I thought it was an IPA and not an Imperial IPA. I didn't read the bottle good enough. I am a fan of Pale Ale and IPAs; but I haven't found an Imperial IPA that I even liked. I like this one!

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a coded date (my beer is 2 1/2 months old) into a pint glass and got two fingers of head.

A: Pours a slightly yellow golden color. It is clear. I get two fingers of white frothy head that dissipates rather quickly to about 1/8 in. of foam that lasts until the end. Lots of beautiful lacing from the start to the end.

S: At first: some floral and some tropical fruit. There is a little citrus and some pine and some biscuit, too.

T: At first, I taste a some malts and then the hops. As this warms, the hops really hit hard and then a little bread taste. There was a little alcohol taste at first. As it warmer, I didn't notice that. I thought it was well balanced. The hops are more interesting than just pine or pine resin in your face.

M: Nicely carbonated and a medium body. It is easy to drink despite the high ABV.

O: I like it. It goes down smooth and maybe too smooth considering the ABV. I would buy it again and recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:57:53 | More by JohnnyJam
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light amber with good amount of off white head and good retention. Aroma is hoppy with citrus peachy, and herbal notes. Taste follows with some grainy notes in the background. Mouthfeel is puckering. Overall a fine beer. A read on the low end for an imperial I think though.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 02:15:20 | More by IllNate
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic pint

A-Poured with a nice finger of bubbles which took their time dissipating. Crystal clear, golden in color.

S-Orange, pine and some floral notes.

T-Fairly bitter with some of the same characteristics of the smell. However, it felt more bitter than flavorful. I think the hop character was lost in this one (it wasn't clear on bottle, but this might've been sitting around for a while).

M-Nice medium-full body with adequate carbonation and lingering bitterness.

O-Not quite as good as I remember it. However, still not a bad drinking bigger IPA in a six. The bang-for-your-buck factor is certainly there. I might review again one day and see if I can get one a little fresher.

Serving type: bottle

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.