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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

1,706 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 23
Gots: 113 | 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: 1,706 | Reviews: 317 | Display Reviews Only:
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 16:16:32 | More by JellyJacket
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-12-2013 00:03:25 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-11-2013 17:40:44 | More by Beer21
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

01-03-2014 05:07:34 | More by Budinetz
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2013 21:31:12 | More by ilikebeer03
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

03-14-2013 21:47:28 | More by TastyIsBeer
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-09-2013 10:56:03 | More by baklo
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-23-2013 01:51:07 | More by Houser
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-26-2013 02:38:15 | More by Kenai4
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2013 22:39:35 | More by leedorham
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2013 15:50:55 | More by KAP1356
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter
Best before: 02Mar14

A: Pours a golden yellow with just a sliver of slightly off white colored head. Great clarity. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Real nice nose. Some dank resinous notes, citrus rind, a bit of booze, some orange/tangerine flesh, balancing sweet malts. Kind of smells like a several month old Hopslam (not a fresh Hopslam, but a positive statement nonetheless). Very nice.

T: Citrus rind and piney hop bitterness, some spicy and floral hop notes as well. Malt backbone is faint, this is really a hop bomb.

M/D: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, very smooth for the style, good drinkability. Great mouthfeel here.

O: Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. A very good DIPA, from top to bottom. I will certainly purchase and enjoy this one again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 01:02:40 | More by zac16125
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-02-2013 21:08:54 | More by Bnoise11
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2014 15:06:09 | More by speedvagen
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-09-2013 04:18:14 | More by BKotch
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, honey amber colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, crystal clear

S: aggressive hop aromas, floral, citrus, pine

T: a hop bomb up front, grapefruit peel, definite heavy alcohol aldehyde ketone flavors in the middle, finish is not really that dry

M: on the oily side, alcohol makes itself known, good carbonation

O: good, be prepared for alcohol complexity similar to a barley wine

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 23:23:01 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-08-2014 13:37:56 | More by Fargrow
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Skunkdrool

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-18-2014 19:11:36 | More by Skunkdrool
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-13-2013 18:55:17 | More by zbooks
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azdback

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-12-2013 05:01:42 | More by azdback
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-23-2013 21:04:44 | More by cbcrunch
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20%

03-05-2013 00:20:04 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

New beer from New Belgium!

Pours out a very clear, bright yellow with 2 fingers of an off-white head.

The aroma is peaches, piney hop notes, some subtle floral notes and a weird perfume smell too. There is a little bit of bready notes.

The taste is overwhelmed by the weird perfume type of flavor, some peach, pine and very light floral hop notes and a touch of bready malt. Very one dimensional and not very good. The perfume taste overwhelms the entire beer.

The body is light and there is a crisp and clean mouthfeel. You can't taste the ABV and there is only a slight warming as it goes down.

A very poor example of an Imperial IPA; not very bitter, not very hoppy and a weird perfume smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 03:30:38 | More by JohnnyMc
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-25-2013 21:32:53 | More by jroberts8811
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-09-2014 19:01:17 | More by Hendrick24
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.