Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Had on tap.
Pours a clear light gold with a great head and head retention. Plenty of lacing as the drink progresses.
The aroma is very weak and disappointing. There is a minty and overripe fruit character that I don't really care for and it is just very one dimensional and shallow.
The flavor is a bit better but not much. More mintyness along with some overripe tropical fruit. Biscuit and that signature New Belgium taste that I assume is from the yeast. Moderate bitterness with a sticky finish.
Overall, I am not impressed at all with this effort. I don't care for the hop character and it is too sweet. Ranger is a much better beer.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2013 18:22:33 | More by rangerred
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A--Gold to possible light amber color with medium to thick head and good lacing around the glass. Cloudy as well.
S--Pine and citrus primarily on the nose. I'm a bit stuffed up, so it's kind of hard to differentiate the citrus. Smells like I would expect an Imperial/Double IPA to.
T--Citrus really comes across as grapefruit on the tongue. Big, bitter hit and a great dry finish. Very enjoyable. I can pick up the alcohol as well. Only thing I would say is the bitter might hang on just a bit too long, but IPAs aren't my favorite style so it could be right up most people's alley.
M--Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite drinkable in that regard.
O--Good IPA with the bitter hit you'd expect, and the citrus/grapefruit bit is enjoyable as well.
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by date of Oct. 5, 2014. 8.5% ABV
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 04:16:56 | More by BrandonLBC
3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance has a light golden yellow color supporting a healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of resiny hops with a sweet malt aroma. Taste as with the aroma has a nice resiny grapefruit hoppiness supported by a sweet backbone of malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 23:35:00 | More by Bookseeb
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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