Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by alexrichman:
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
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!
06-09-2013 01:46:51 | More by alexrichman
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured into an impy nonic a clear light golden with a sticky one finger white head that held for quite awhile.Aromas are more herbal and grassy with a little floral note,not a big sharp citric/resiny bomb,a a lightly toasted biscuit malt bas eunderneath the hops,not much alcohol presence.Flavors are grassy and herbal with a hint of onion,again not a big in your face resiny attack,light caramel biscuit and just a hint of sweet alcohol.Not bad but it's more a toned down DIPA in my opinion,not bad.
03-11-2013 14:06:38 | More by oberon
1.2/5 rDev -68%
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a lot of plasticky onion with some dank peppery hops and a little sweet malt.
The flavor is a little sweet bready malt followed by a ton of vegetal plasticky green onion that has decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, I don't care for this at all. It's a bunch of watery onioney / garlicky hops (summit?). Like a very poor man's Gubna. From reading other reviews, I wondered if I got a bad one, since all I get is onion and no fruity piney hops. But the 6 pack tasted the same - I dumped one of them. It tasted similar on draft too, just more subdued and watery.
04-05-2013 03:02:51 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
12 ounce bottle, 01Sept13 on the label.
A- medium amber near clear with bubbles continuing to rise. Off white head , thicker film , medium collar and ample fine low rings of lace.
Strong roasted onions/garlic note on the nose (strange indeed) and some minor fruit and hop notes.
Boldly hopped up ale. Hops grainy and herbal. Grapefruit yes but in moderation. Smooth and quite drinkable with ample malts smoothing out the finish.
If you can get past the nose, you will enjoy this DIPA...
07-16-2013 01:49:42 | More by Billolick
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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