Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
2.13/5 rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
New beer from New Belgium!
Pours out a very clear, bright yellow with 2 fingers of an off-white head.
The aroma is peaches, piney hop notes, some subtle floral notes and a weird perfume smell too. There is a little bit of bready notes.
The taste is overwhelmed by the weird perfume type of flavor, some peach, pine and very light floral hop notes and a touch of bready malt. Very one dimensional and not very good. The perfume taste overwhelms the entire beer.
The body is light and there is a crisp and clean mouthfeel. You can't taste the ABV and there is only a slight warming as it goes down.
A very poor example of an Imperial IPA; not very bitter, not very hoppy and a weird perfume smell and taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2013 03:30:38 | More by JohnnyMc
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3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
M--Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite drinkable in that regard.
O--Good IPA with the bitter hit you'd expect, and the citrus/grapefruit bit is enjoyable as well.
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by date of Oct. 5, 2014. 8.5% ABV
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 04:16:56 | More by BrandonLBC
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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