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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

1,758 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,758
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 125 | 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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secondtooth

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clean golden-amber, with ample head. Stunning, detailed, and beautiful lace.

Nose is crisp citrus hops, with a tinge of apricot. Pleasant.

Taste is sharp and bitter up front, but with a hearty malt profile to balance, and with that comes some sweet honey tones, almost. Rampant is a balanced, textured, and heavy IPA -- not among my favorites, but certainly a force to be reckoned with.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:09:03 | More by secondtooth
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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12 oz. bottle poured into nonic pint

A-Poured with a nice finger of bubbles which took their time dissipating. Crystal clear, golden in color.

S-Orange, pine and some floral notes.

T-Fairly bitter with some of the same characteristics of the smell. However, it felt more bitter than flavorful. I think the hop character was lost in this one (it wasn't clear on bottle, but this might've been sitting around for a while).

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,758 ratings.