Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by nanandtomfitz:
4.13/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Happy to find a six pack of this in our local store; hadn't tried before.
Glass bottle poured into pint glass.
Gold with slight orange tint; 1/2 foam, good lacing.
Smells appealing, rich, boozy without harsh alcohol smell
Great hop flavor and surprisingly smooth for alcohol content; well done. I am not a huge fan of New Belgium's Fat Tire and so wasn't sure if the IPA would have a familiar taste note, but would not have guessed this was New Belgium.
Rich feel and holds up well. Mouth feels a little coated at the end.
Overall I was very happy and impressed with this. I'll admit I haven't tried too many offerings from New Belgium other than Fat Tire and I will have to give them another look, this was very good and enjoyable. Almost 'too rich' (hence, the 'Imperial' IPA) for just having with dinner or while watching a game; more of a destination beer than I was expecting. looking forward to trying the Ranger now.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 07:48:06 | More by nanandtomfitz
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3.76/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle (best by 3/30/14) into tulip. bright white 2 finger head took time to settle. color is clear golden
aroma has some grapefruit, floral, pine
taste starts of with some hops balanced by a good amount of malty sweetness. grapefruit, peaches, blood orange. alcohol is well hidden, slighlty bitter finish
mouthfeel is great, smooth medium body, carb is on the lower side of medium, dry finish. definitely drinkable given the abv
overall - ive been wanting to try this for a while and finally picked it up in a mix-a-six. not sure how fresh it (based on the best by date) but still drinking good, would like to revist when I'm sure it's more fresh
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 21:32:51 | More by maxcoinage
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.