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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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84
good

1,499 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1499
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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yamar68

Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm always down to try out new beers from New Belgium - best by 7/13/13:

Burnt gold body with a healthy pillow of dimply foam. Tons of lace, minimal beading.

The nose shows a balanced blend of coniferous hop notes and smooth tropical fruit. Rather tame but definitely appealing. So far so good.

Hmm... there's something different going on here that I'm struggling to pinpoint. Some earthy, herbal hop flavors that overshadow all the things that I expected after the nose. Some butterscotch type malts. Something floral... the alcohol even manages to show itself on the finish. Not what I was anticipating; I should have kept Ranger in mind before opening this one. It takes a similar direction.

It's unique, that's for sure. I can see myself being thirsty for this specifically - not what I'm typically looking for in a IIPA though.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 22:17:39 | More by yamar68
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.