Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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5/5 rDev +33.3%
Amazing Imperial! Fell in love the first time it hit my lips. Living in Fort Collins, CO for 5 years, I have come to appreciate the craftiness of my two favorite breweries....Odell and New Belgium. I would highly recommend at least trying any brews these two make!
01-25-2014 18:41:38 | More by dlweigel
4.99/5 rDev +33.1%
One of my favorite DIPA's. Pours a nice copper into a pint glass. You can really smell the flowery hops. Taste is bold, flowery and bitter. The bitter hops stay on your tongue. IMO a great beer. It is also widely available and comes in an affordable 6 pack, not the current trend of a 4 pack or bomber for a double ipa. Keep it up New Belgium. Nice work.
06-24-2014 20:02:00 | More by pjbfromkc
4.96/5 rDev +32.3%
Once again another winner from NB.
Just bought this tonight must have been just released.
Appearance, something I haven't seen for sometime as it was not a darker copper as other Ipa's but much more light in appearance more like a regular pale ale.
Smell, great placement of hops in my opinion, leads you down the rabbit hole of depth in the hop addition here. A slight hint of richness in the malt is what I seem to smell.
Taste, well placed IBUs I'm not sure as the level of IBUs but if I could guess it would range in the 80s-90s. Good upfront bite, but there is a slight peach undertone in the finish. Very well made Imperial IPA not so sweet but more balance.
Overall I'll go back for thirds on this one. Bravo NB!
02-24-2013 04:19:15 | More by Huffaroma
4.95/5 rDev +32%
Bottle poured into Darkness tulip.
A- Crystal clear golden Amber with a short head.
S- Flowery Hops. Very inviting. Looks very clean. I couldn't wait to take the first sip@
T- Light and Crisp. Not what I have come to expect for an Imperial IPA. Crisp floral hops with a touch of citrus. Semi sweet beginning to a complex dry finish. Overall a very nice bitter.
M- Light and crisp as previously mentioned. Light to Medium body that finishes dry.
O- If this is New Belgium's answer to hopslam I think they outdid the veteran in terms of IIPAs. This is the first that can compete with Surly Abrasive, emphasis on compete. I know the purpose of review is not to compare or take favourites between two ales but I would love to do a side by side tasting. This is truly a treat to drink. Cheers.
03-20-2013 04:24:07 | More by AndyP612
4.89/5 rDev +30.4%
this is one of my favorite IPAs that i can get year round. and i recommend it to anyone
appearance: light and strawy with a bit of an amber hue
smell: piney and resiny followed by citrus and light spice
taste: malt and pine up front followed by hints of mangos, pineapple, citrus, and more
pine. finishes clean with notes of more citrus and pine. possible hops used simcoe,
nugget, and citra
mouth: bit on the airy side in the beginning, but thins out towards the end. definitely
light for an imperial
08-25-2013 05:37:11 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
4.84/5 rDev +29.1%
Poured into a large wine glass.
A: Light amber with a snow white head that reduces to a thin film. There's lots of lacing and noticeable Alcohol legs.
S: Pine and citrus with a little maltyness. There's a slight bit of yeast esters and just a little peppery aroma coming through.
T: The first thing I tasted was resinous Pine then Citrus fruit, especially orange. At the the middle tongue there is a little hit of pepper and then some of the malt comes through. Then there's is a big grapefruity bitterness that sticks around.. The aftertaste is a combo of everything.
M: Nicely carbonated. There' a peppery sting and a little alcohol bite.
O: At only $7.99 a six pack it looks like I have a new regular beer. For my taste this is a very good D.I.P.A It's loaded with hop resins and a unique, peppery taste. It's dangerously drinkable for an 8.5% beer. I put this up with some of the best D.I.P.As, that I've tried.
04-17-2013 05:12:35 | More by 2Cents
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,882 ratings.