Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Slightly hazy deep golden in color, with a massive, dense off-white head, which retains superbly. Belgian-style (appropriately) adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is very slight.
Aroma: Absolutely massive aroma of pine tar, which completely overshadows the caramel malt. Balanced the aroma is not.
Taste: Opens with a massive wave of oily, bitter hops, which totally overshadow the rest of the characteristics of this ale. There is a faint presence of sweet alcohol and caramel malt, but the hops tend to drown everything else out. Finishes with a lingering pine tar flavor.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, like velvet on the palate.
Drinkability/notes: What could be an excellent Imperial IPA is overshadowed by heavy-handed use of hops.
Presentation: Packaged on a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in October of 2013 for $1.79 for a single bottle, plus tax.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 00:46:39 | More by Pegasus
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