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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,504 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1504
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
It starts to take over. That craving for hops. The hoppier the happier. The happier the higher the IBU. The higher the IBU the larger the ABV. The higher the ABV the more we’re going to have to keep an eye on this Rampant Imperial IPA proliferating with heavy peach tones, herbal sweetness, and aromatic complexity.

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

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rampant
New Belgium
20130423
12oz to Libbey Belgian
8.5% ABV
IIPA
Best by 08Aug13, bought 3/2013

A – One finger head, dissipates kind of quickly. Quite clear amber/copper. Absorptive but clear. No haze, just some bubbles.

S – Citrus, melon, grass, and pine- each there but mixed nicely. Mostly orange, slight lemon zest; cantaloupe; slight grass and fresh pine, very nice. I think I can pickup a strawberry-watermelon scent, but I think that’s conflation or smell mixing.

T – A little grass up front followed by a strong but not aggressive pine-hoppy flavor. Meets a nice malt level and there’s a brief lemon zest. The pine comes back to balance with the malt and then the pine fades considerably leaving a slightly grassy low-strength flavor.

M – Slightly cozy, fuzzyish medium body. Dry finish.

D – Very good. Kind of wish the aftertaste had more to it. Love the balance.

Let it warm for ~10 minutes.
S – Grass, slight lemon, wood. Pine and melon are gone. Really big sniffs reveal some pine.
T – A pine-grass-malt flavor. Finishes with the same flavor through, it’s quite good. Then it drops off quickly. The malt is stronger than it should be for an IIPA.
M – Finish is not as dry now. I’d call it semi-dry, then it becomes dry. Medium bodied and cozier now.
D – Still very good but it’s not mind-blowing (what is?).
4.5, 4.25, 4.25, 4.5, 4.25.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:31:41 | More by nsheehan
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.