Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
clear light copper color thick head dies to thin layer with a chunk or two of foam left, nice carbonation from the bottom. good job on appearance. nose seems a bit lacking considering the flavor is solid ipa, with a bit of maturity rather than a hop bomb. lemon more so than usual (maybe the mosaic and calypso hops are doing that?), piney, malts back it up but are struggling a bit to do so. feel up front is sharp, but smooths out in back. leaves a bit of bitter on the tongue.
update - 1.1.14 - new label, didn't recognize it at first. still as solid as before, hops are very pronounced, but without the slap-in-the-face bitterness that marks a rookie. bumping my appearance score from 3.75 to 4 because the lacing is awesomely sticky from top to bottom.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 06:31:17 | More by lighthabit
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