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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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1,496 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1496
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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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 7/7/13.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, slight fruit, herbal hops, and some onion and garlic aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and vegetal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with some hop aromas and flavors that are fairly heavy on vegetal onion and garlic qualities.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 05:35:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap: Poured hazy golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of fruity floral hops with some nice peach notes and some light residual sugar notes. Taste is a good mix between some peachy and fruity notes with some bitter notes in the aftertaste and also some residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Love the hops mix on this one with great fruity notes.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:58:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We have the trier and more bittered "West Coast" IPA and then we have the more malt-balanced and sweeter "East Coast" IPA. So when your brewery is located in the smack-dab middle, which do you prefer when making a version of imperial strength?

Rampant kicks off with a bright deep honey hue- copper, orange and gold colors all playing equal roles. Impressively bright, the beer quickly releases its bubbles to fuel a cottony, off-white head. With full and lasting retention, the ale laces with even sheeting.

Aromas are both sweet and citrusy as both the malt profile and hop profile keep each other in check. Red grapefruit, orange juice and mild pineapple blend in nicely with honey, caramel and mild toffee. But then there's a bouquet of freshly chopped chives, light cannabis and an overall pungent earth scent that gives a robust scent to the malts and a damp and dank character to the hops.

Flavors also strike a surprising even-keel balance. Its sweet upstart is lightly syrupy as the caramel, toffee and honey lay firmly on the taste buds and are slow to relinquish. The middle introduces a burst of juicy hop-derived fruit flavors to balance the sweetness but never to pull ahead. Citrus, mild tropical, earthy and those herbaceous flavors give a pleasant taste of fruit rind and pungent grass. As the beer finishes, its grass notes turn resiny bitter to reinforce its IPA roots. But still, the malt sweetness lingers on as well.

Medium-full on the mouth, the beer's creamy texture is assertive through its massive residual malts and its embedded carbonation. But as those separate, the beer goes from creamy to filmy with the full brunt of malt weight sitting on the tongue. Its slight turn to dryness is aided by its high spicy alcohol and its hop oils.

So its quite obvious that Rampant prefers the more East Coast balance and flavor, but maybe even more so than even the brewers there would even dare. But the amount of malt to push the ale to imperial status takes its toll on the hop dominance that even Imperial IPAs deserve.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 17:31:51 | More by BEERchitect
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New York

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color with some amber hues and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of pine resin hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation
O: This is a "lite" version of an Imperial IPA so it is quite easy to drink. The things that really stand out about this beer are its appearance and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 22:51:55 | More by metter98
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2.59/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-amber body with a frothy, receding, white head.

Smell: Odd, onion-scented overtones with resiny, citric tones beyond some additional fruitiness. Bolstered pale malt base, faintly sweetish in the nose.

Taste: Sugared pale malts, boosted somewhat, but, then dosed with a conspicuous vegetal quality and a few drips of camphor oil. Some resinous, some citrusy touches, but the preceding flavors override these tastes. Moderate bitterness. Drying, bitterish, camphor oil finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-carbonation. Feels a tad oily moving across the tongue.

Overall: I left work early on Friday to head home and enjoy some music, fun, and beer. Two oughta three ain't bad, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 22:58:49 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an impy nonic a clear light golden with a sticky one finger white head that held for quite awhile.Aromas are more herbal and grassy with a little floral note,not a big sharp citric/resiny bomb,a a lightly toasted biscuit malt bas eunderneath the hops,not much alcohol presence.Flavors are grassy and herbal with a hint of onion,again not a big in your face resiny attack,light caramel biscuit and just a hint of sweet alcohol.Not bad but it's more a toned down DIPA in my opinion,not bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 14:06:38 | More by oberon
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Anyone else see anything overtly ovary-like when they look at hop cones? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises dank, spicy greens, lightly-funky grapefruit peel, earthy toffee, and a vague, ethereal sense of light leek on occasion in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a heavy emphasis on the earthy tones of the toffee and the green.s A bit of grass pokes through in patches every now and again as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a pretty solid DIPA, one that's not entirely in your face with hoppy intensity, but more a brooding, seething mentality.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 20:21:33 | More by TMoney2591
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Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass at the one-night only (!) tap takeover at Craft Beer Market in Cowtown. I missed out on trying this numerous times when in Denver last fall, so I ain't making that mistake again.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with one finger of puffy and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves a nice layered pattern of snow rime lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.

It smells of rather peppy pine resin and muddled citrus rind bitterness, bready, crackery caramel malt, a subtle tropical fruitiness, and some herbal tincture booziness. The taste is semi-sweet caramel and toffee malt, herbal, leafy, and mint greens, a waning dry citrus astringency, wet pine needles, and a simmering boozy edge.

The carbonation is low-key, and just a tad frothy, the body on the lee side of medium weight for the style, and more or less smooth, with the hops and alcohol taking their respective pounds of flesh. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and tree detritus notes all swimming in an alcohol stew.

A sort of underwhelming, if still drinkable enough version of a DIPA - a bit all over the place, and weirdly not malty enough, and this from NBB (I guess I sort of felt that way about the Ranger as well). Anyways, ok, but not really worth the effort I've expended in seeking it out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 23:53:01 | More by biboergosum
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Sheffield's. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacing. Transparent golden body. Quite attractive.

S - Stone fruits, citrus, some tropical flavors. Not as much dankness as I was expecting from Mosaic hops, but definitely some of the fruitiness. Sweet sugary malt backbone balances things out.

T - The taste is similarly balanced. More Centennial than Mosaic in flavor, with lots of citrus flesh and a touch of tropical notes. Mildly bitter finish, and no discernible alcohol.

M - Chewy, medium body, with a lightly dry finish. Some residual hop oils, and mild warming after 12oz or so.

D - A solid, well-made Double IPA. It's a bit maltier than I tend to prefer, but there are no major problems with it and I do like the hop bouquet. Surprised by the numerous reviews that mention onion, as I didn't notice that flavor at all. Might pick up a 4/6-pack of this actually if it's priced right.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2013 22:57:35 | More by MasterSki
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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBD of 28 Jul 13

Pours golden with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Superior lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine & orange peels

T: Grapefruit, orange peel, pine & dryness up front, with faint leafy hops & a bit of tobacco. A touch of resin as this warms along with grapefruit peels & woody dryness, plus grassyness & a kiss of breadyness. Finishes with woody bitterness, sharp grapefruit, a touch of pine & boozeyness, plus a little pear brandy

MF: Creamy, medium bodied, a bit of boozey bite as this warms. Alright balance, but gets a bit harsh as it warms

Not a great DIPA, but would buy this if options were limited. Not a bad price on this, but the hops don't really flow that well to me. Drinks as bit slow for me

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:53:07 | More by russpowell
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of fuitiness, a touch of peach with piney hops.

T - It tasted of peach and tropical fruits with a piney hop bitterness. A nice toasted malt backbone with a slight sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty Imperial IPA. And affordable, too.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:05:26 | More by zeff80
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4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright, amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, almost metallic, copper hue when held up to the light. The beer smells brightly of tropical fruit, and then earthy herbal notes, as well as a touch of spicy hop character. Big guava notes, black pepper, lychee, peach syrup, and some floral apricot notes as well as pine needle notes, perhaps a hint of menthol, but the fruit hop notes are definitely the dominant notes here.

Bitter up front, and through to the finish as well, but there is a hugely expressive fruit character, and a woody pine note. Notes of floral peach syrup, concentrated guava notes, woody peppery notes, and lots of herbal leaning lychee. The malt character is purely supporting here, it barely provides some light cracker like notes, perhaps a touch of caramelized character, and just enough malt to accentuate the expressive, dominant hop character. The body is light, but still has some texture to it, definitely on the light side for an Imperial IPA, but that makes it all the more appealing.

Much nicer than I was expecting, the expressive hop character with its vibrant fruitiness, biting bitterness and light herbal notes that are done at a low enough level that it doesn’t get in the way of the other notes.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:48:19 | More by Gueuzedude
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a thin, white lasting head. Trailing lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus and herbal notes.

The taste is of citrus - especially orange and grapefruit with herbal bitterness. It is backed by a firm pale malt and caramel backbone. Alcohol shows, but not too raw. It has a fruity, bitterish, boozy finish.

Juicy, it slides down easily despite high abv.

This is a fruity, hoppy, strong imperial IPA. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 02:20:35 | More by jwc215
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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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1.81/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a medium clear gold with a firm white head, some real nice lace.

S: Weeds, vegetation, ethanol.

T: Lots of weedy, dandelion green type flavour. Astringent, not tasty at all, not a fun beer to try to drink.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly crisp, medium carbonation.

O: This beer is horrendous, I hope this is a bad bottle, since this is by far the worst New Belgium beer I've had. Love these guys, but this is a mess.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 06:51:26 | More by Halcyondays
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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has an odd and distinctive flavor, which seems to totally be the hops. It tastes like a big bag of Cascades thrust under you nose smells. I had to look up the hops, with Mosaic as a newer variety in the front, bred from Sicoe and Nugget. It's very spicy as well as fruity. The bitterness is moderate, the aroma is huge. Fruity and endlessly spicy with that back of the throat resiny taste.

Malt is quite evident but not showing off. Somewhat sweet, actually more sweet than some DIPAs. Another interesting variation in the hop wars. From the 22 oz bottle. Medium amber in the tall glass with a persistent white foam.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 06:04:10 | More by mactrail
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear 24k gold color with a nice white cap, some bubbles, moderate lacing on this. Head retention was good

S: Pine resin with a little bit of citrus and graham cracker

T: Initial sips provides a nice pine needle presence with a little dose of citrus backed up by some honey and a light graham cracker, bready backbone. The finish is dry, not overly bitter and moderately pleasing

M: Body is on the lighter side, light- medium bodied

O: Not a bad IIPA. Clean, refreshin, easy to drink

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 13:26:52 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

finally, something new and impressive coming from new Belgium! too many lackluster and overpriced releases has me a little down on these guys, but this one is a gem. pours a really pale hazy yellow color, lighter than almost any big ipa ive seen, with a thick foamy bubbly white head with okay retention. the nose is very floral, perfect for the blooming spring time, hoppy but not terribly bitter, and really light on the malt bill. the flavor is also very light in terms of grains, and the hops are intense and interesting, not just a bitter bomb. lots of floral pollen grassy hop character, this somehow reminds me of easter. the yeast is also a contributor, with complimentary light sugar cookie complexion. really clean finish with a burst of freshness. I liked everything about this beer, even the not so subtle alcohol content, it just works in the context of this light and flavorful brew. also, its priced like a beer not a bottle of rare French wine, which is something new Belgium really needs to get back to if they are going to frequent my fridge with any kind of regularity. bravo for this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 16:28:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a 6er of this a couple hours ago at my local Von's grocery. Expectations are low; I didn't like Ranger and New Belgium tends to crank out pretty poor seasonals (excepting their winter pack) and entire Lips of Faith series is pretty mundane (save La Folie). Best before September 29th, 2013. 8.5% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with straightforward label art and red branded pry-off cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a five finger head of beige colour. Slight cream. Decent thickness. Rather good retention (~8 minutes) for the highish ABV. No bubble show. No real lacing or "legs" per se.

Body colour is a clear pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. Average vibrance. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Floral hops and oily hops. Light vague grapefruit. Maybe honey. Mango. Herbal hops. Caramalt. Pale malts. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Simple and timid for the style, but passable. Above average to mild in strength. Underwhelming. Certainly hoppy, but there's no overt hop bitterness. I'm hoping this seeming promise of balance manifests in the flavour profile.

T: Hrm. Soapy - spent too long in primary. Thin weak dominant peach hop notes. Pale malts and caramalt lend an overdone sweetness that doesn't play well with the underwhelming hop build. The hop choices here don't seem apt or prudent; some generic floral character alongside lackluster peach and generic herbal character. Sloppily put together, lacking careful balance. Pretty underwhelming build. Lacks complexity and subtlety. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A bit onion-y. Slightly bready. I'm not really liking it; it's rather mundane.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit thin. Weak. Overcarbonated. Decent presence on the palate. Doesn't complement the flavour profile all that well; it's certainly not custom-tailored to it.

Dr: A pretty pedestrian Imperial IPA from New Belgium. I won't be getting this again; pretty lackluster stuff. Glad I gave it a chance, but it just doesn't hit the spot. Even the price point isn't all that impressive when the quality of the beer is compared against the offerings of Lagunitas or Bear Republic. Clearly produced for the masses; I'm glad it's available in grocery stores. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Another mediocre effort from New Belgium.

High C-

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 00:12:22 | More by kojevergas
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New York

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, 01Sept13 on the label.

A- medium amber near clear with bubbles continuing to rise. Off white head , thicker film , medium collar and ample fine low rings of lace.

Strong roasted onions/garlic note on the nose (strange indeed) and some minor fruit and hop notes.

Boldly hopped up ale. Hops grainy and herbal. Grapefruit yes but in moderation. Smooth and quite drinkable with ample malts smoothing out the finish.

If you can get past the nose, you will enjoy this DIPA...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 01:49:42 | More by Billolick
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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip glass)
14Jul13 on bottle
A- This beer pours an orange body with a thin light beige head that is supported by a gentle carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The pungent woody herbal hops are 1-Dimentional and a bit harsh with some green tomato qualities coming through as it opens.

T- The taste has more full pungent bitterness of hops dominating and finishing with some dandelion milk bitterness that lingers and stains the tongue.

M- The medium mouthfeel is followed by a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is a big kick in the tongue with a full hop bitterness but no other hop flavor or aroma. It is not sessionable and is a bit hard to get through the 6-pack. I will admit I was very excited to try this based on all the ads for it and all the varieties of hops described but I just to taste them.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:04:20 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colored ale with a tall white colored head. Double checked the bottle quite light in color for the beer style. Thought maybe I had poured a lager.

Smell is strongly hopped with pine being the strongest scent here. Additional scents of watermelon, grapefruit, wood and strong tea.

Starts out with a woody strong tea flavor like a lot of high bitterness beers do. All I get is pine, strong tea and wood, perhaps a little over the top.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not that great.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:24:30 | More by Zorro
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out a deep golden color, this was a dense liquid already. Nice substantial almost 1" head that didn't display much in terms of retention or lace, but given the amount of hop oils in here, its all forgiven.

Nice aromatic hop smell, tropical fruit came to mind, pineapple.

Taste, wow more pineapple hop flavor, low bitterness, hides alcohol well. Kind of reminiscient of Myrcenary from O'Dell's. Caramel notes were relatively low. No toffee. Good light malt body, good alcohol absorbtion, good hop flavors. What's not to love?

Reasonably (very) priced, easily drinkable, plenty of hops. We'll see how the other five bottles fare, but a fresh one really hit the spot. I really liked its relatively low bitterness to high tropical hop mouthfeel. Would recommend.

One of the first beers poured Wednesday night, pre party bottle share for March Madness 2013. Long before David Hurley at the El Dorado turned into a disingenuous, short sighted, cheaper looking version of Joe Buck trying to keep us from doing our already green lighted bottle share. Don't ever trust the El Dorado, they are disingenous. But drink this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 16:49:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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District of Columbia

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Generous gift from Dr. Humbard. Thank you sir.

Served in my New Belgium globe.

The beer is yellowish with a mild haze. An aggressive pour yields nearly two inches of pure white head. The aroma brings pine, alcohol, hops. Booze presence in both the scent and flavor. Too brash for my liking. Pine and alcohol with perhaps a bit of citrus. A slow sipper. The finish leaves booze, biscuits, crackers, and a hint of caramel malt on the palate. I finished the 12 oz., but this is not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:33:36 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at the COOP last night... Poured into my HotD goblet.. Fairly clear golden brew... good looking 2 finger head.... great lacing and retention.

Nose is big and fruity... light pale maltiness.. very hop dominant.

NB "House Malt" is unmistakable in my mind... toasty/biscuity... thankfully this is a heavily hopped beer... hops are very fruity... melon and peach...

Body is good for the style.. not too heavy, prickly carbonation.

Pretty good... I just don't care for the NB maltiness... It is always a distraction for me.


Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 06:00:25 | More by JohnGalt1
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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