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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

2,113 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,113
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 37
Gots: 267 | FT: 2
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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4.34/5  rDev +15.1%

(enjoy by 21 Sep 2014 - poured into a balloon)

A: crystal-clear, sunrise orange liquid... tall, very open tuft of white foam - jiggles around like jell-o when the glass is lifted

S: my kind of hop scent - semi-dry hop cones, faint tobacco, ganja, spiced orange, oven-toasted brown paper bag... background pine and ethanol... touch of roasted grain and nut at the bottom... can almost detect an "acidic" undertone... boozy-er as it warms, but still hop-dominated... familiar scents, but mad potent and alive in projection

T: mildly savory, herbal-bitter hops... spicy resins abound... quite dry in the finish, as the hop resins and floral booze hum loudly and linger mid-palate, with the sort of candied-orange notes falling off the sides of the tongue while a peppery, oregano-like flavor whirs in the center... almost a radicchio-like chord long in the aftertaste

M: smooth and moderately viscous, yet light-er bodied... desiccating pull on each taste bud... the warmth creeps up, nestles in the belly and works its way out to the extremities

O: have yet to brew with it, but Centennial might be my favorite American hop, hands down... does this remind me of Hoptimum? maybe a little - I could be off - I've had so many hop rockets like this... a well-made IPA

Bouleboubier, Aug 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange color, nice head, retention and lacing. Very nice floral and tropical mango aromas with just a touch of citrus. Taste is very fruity, with big mango flavors, a light touch of watermelon and some slight piney bitterness. Very little malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is semi-light, but crisp, especially for an IIPA, didn't get a lot of alcohol burn from this 8.5% beer. Overall, quite a nice beer, one of my favorites from New Belgium, outside their Lips of Faith Series.

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.