Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A) Looks pretty nice, a clear IiPA on the lighter side of the color scale for the style. 1 finger head that has some good retention.
S) Sweet malt and bitter and tropical/fruity hops swirling in the background with just a hint of peppercorn spiceniess.
T) Quite sweet, the tropical/fruit hops stand out a lot more on the tongue. A little bit of bitterness on the finish to clean things up. Strangely reminds me of peach nectar flavor, certainly an interesting flavor comes through in the hop profile. A bit of alcohol on the finish but the 8.5% ABV is not too pronounced.
M) A little chewy with a good amount of carbonation. Quite refreshing for a beer with such high alcohol content.
O) A pretty good beer that falls just a bit short of greatness by being too one-dimensional and also a bit too sweet for my tastes. Be careful with this ale, it is dangerously sessionable for a IIPA!
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 01:46:51 | More by alexrichman
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