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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

1,777 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,777
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 135 | 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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Ratings: 1,777 | Reviews: 321 | Display Reviews Only:
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-10-2014 03:33:53 | More by mountaincoffee
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 21:25:19 | More by MtOrion
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nofunyons

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-09-2014 16:36:52 | More by nofunyons
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jayfolly

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 21:49:37 | More by jayfolly
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Warmonster

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I love IPA's and this is probably by FAR the best IPA I have ever had.. Its smooth, tastes great, smells amazing.. I really love the strong hoppy smell mixed with peach.. that is a rare but GREAT mix.. This could possibly be my #1 favorite beer. If you like IPA's you have to try this... If you had this and don't like it, then either you don't like IPA's or you like lower quality IPA's because this is the best IPA to hit my lips and I've tried tons. It has quality you can taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 20:38:59 | More by Warmonster
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden copper hue in the body large semi off white head forms thick with chunks spread sporadically throughout the sides of my glass. Aroma has grapefruit, citrus, big alcohol notes, with passion fruit tropical notes. Flavor has big alcohol notes sugary grapefruit, pineapple, and other residual tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is resinous with big sugars and even keeled carbonation, overall a beer I would dance with most of the time unless fresh drinkable Ranger is on hand!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 10:31:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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RobTheKnob

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 02:49:45 | More by RobTheKnob
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Bushwood

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-07-2014 02:13:27 | More by Bushwood
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beergirl35

Washington

1.3/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

There is something definitely wrong with this beer. It has a very odd odor and an even worse taste. I would love to describe it for you, but I can't put a name to it. It is a sick, floral disgusting smell and even worse taste. I generally don't throw out beer, but am strongly considering it on the rest of this six pack. Not a fan of New Belgium in general, but this is the worst.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:22:41 | More by beergirl35
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-06-2014 03:07:07 | More by miwestcoaster
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-05-2014 18:23:25 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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breakingbooty

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-05-2014 06:36:53 | More by breakingbooty
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 19:18:19 | More by Mealhouse
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Badger6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 00:50:41 | More by Badger6
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 22:53:41 | More by dwagner003
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TobyRoseman

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-01-2014 22:47:30 | More by TobyRoseman
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Trent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-01-2014 22:27:43 | More by Trent
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium's Rampant Imperial IPA, 8.5% ABV. New Belgium makes great "gateway" beers, sold in chain grocery stores and help to introduce beer drinkers to craft. Rampant features a boozy sweetness reminiscent of sautéed peaches, cooked sugar; a clean hop bitterness with herbal and grapefruit flavors. A little light on the hop aroma, and more balanced in flavor than some hophead would want. Nothing special if you're used to the very best IIPA's, but certainly not a drainpour, and worth the sale price if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 22:40:52 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-31-2014 02:04:55 | More by ricecracker420
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jmaharaj

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad at all. Doesn't look overly pretty. there is a nice frothy white head but that sit atop a dull orange beer. Smells nice, a mix of citrus and vegetative hop material. Smells maybe a little rough around the edges but is pleasantly assertive without having one dominant note. Taste is much of the same if slightly less hoppy on the flavor than one might expect. Ends dry and bitter, but has a candied malt notes in the middle (could be the hops). carbonation seems a little low. this is like a really good homebrew.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 23:46:14 | More by jmaharaj
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2014 11:49:44 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2014 20:46:25 | More by yaksurf
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brianjs711

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2014 04:16:12 | More by brianjs711
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Stephton

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2014 21:56:14 | More by Stephton
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possumteeth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2014 16:05:13 | More by possumteeth
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,777 ratings.