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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

1,774 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 26
Gots: 133 | 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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quaybr

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3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thick white bubbly head slowly retreats to a thin layer of foam, being fed by a stream of bubbles. Color is a golden-amber, a bit more bronze than the typical DIPA.

Aroma is incredibly citrusy: mostly grapefruit with some orange peel. A little bit of grass is present, too. The buckets of hops leave only the slightest hint of malt.

Taste follows aroma, as hops rule the palate. In fact, flavor is a bit unbalanced - hop to malt ratio seems too big. Bitter spuds begin as early as front-mid tongue, growing too strong by the time your washing it down and lingering loudly in the aftertaste.

Although the absence of malt is noticeable in the taste, it isn't quite as bad with the mouthfeel. Not as thick as typical, but not watery either.

This beer lacks balance, as their is no backbone to the malt bill to match the hop profile. I'd suggest passing this one up for another DIPA alternative.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 20:37:42 | More by quaybr
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.