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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,777 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,777
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant's finish is bone-dry.

(Beer added by: Huffaroma on 02-24-2013)
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nimrod979

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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a standard pint. Best by: 8/11/13

Appearance: First of all, I don't really appreciate the un-filtered appearance. Golden in color with a bone white head. Above average retention and super thick lacing on all sides of the glass. Big redeeming factor.

Aroma: Citrusy hops, grassy, lemon, some pine and that typical malt aroma all NB beers seem to have.

Taste: First thing I taste is the sweetness, some from the biscuity malt, some fruity sweetness, Reminds me of fruit loops. Not at all that bitter like the label keeps claiming. Some citrusy hops along with the peach and juice flavor. but mostly too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation. The bitterness lacks with a bit too much sweetness. ABV is subtle. Finish is sweet and dry.

Really just kind of an odd DIPA, the fruit loops thing kills it for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 21:45:44 | More by nimrod979
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,777 ratings.