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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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very good

2,115 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 37
Gots: 269 | 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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Ratings: 2,115 | Reviews: 352 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

100200300, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

gregu2, Dec 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

InVinoVeritas, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bschinelli, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

AllHailBeercules, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jordan444, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delightful Thanksgiving DIPA with a bomber purchased in MI last month.

Pours a clear and bright amber with a white head that dissipates quickly but leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Hop forward aroma has a nicely caramelized resin background. Well balanced taste roams from toffee and malt to a nicely bitter finish. Although I can't pick out the specific hop varietals, it is definitely a beer I'll seek out again.

hopsolutely, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DGSchmitt, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ejimhof, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

JPDOG, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jonziefle
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured clear amber, with little visible carbonation. Two finger white foamy head. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Sweet, almost syrupy, hops. Citrusy and herbal.

Taste: Sweet citrus, but not a lot of hop bitterness. Herbal and well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very slow. Minimal carbonation bite.

Drinkability: An excellent imperial IPA. Very drinkability with wonderful flavor that is strong, but not overpowering.

Buy Again? Yes.

jonziefle, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

jwc215, Nov 27, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Whoa! Large crusty foamy white head. Brew is funky orange-yellow color. Head lingers for an abnormal amount of time.

Sweet and sugary aroma. Peach, apricot, pineapple... A bit on the sweet side of things. Do I smell bleach?

Basic flavors and feel. Watery, thin, apple-piney, bready, heavy carbonation, fizzy. Fairly middle of the road; slightly above average. Missing much complexity and creamy-ness. Awkward bitter bite, not typical...

A better than average NB IPA, but still fall short of being a solid IIPA offering. A very introductory IPA for the wandering fan. Recommended, but only for the price...

chugalug06, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bones10, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DaveMiller, Nov 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Moses_Malone, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

CesarLopes, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Kroller86, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

acslatersbtb, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Sparrow_Feather, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of scvance
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a brilliantly clear, deep golden color with a thin, fluffy, white head with excellent retention. Good amount of carbonation is visible rising though the glass. Smells like lots of hops, mostly pine and earthy in character. There is a slight malty smell as well. Taste is very hop pronounced, resiny, earthy, and bitter up front. There is a mild malty sweetness throughout the taste, and the bitterness lingers through the finish which is very crisp. No discernable alcoholic taste even for an 8.5% beer. Mouthfeel is very smooth, medium high carbonation, and slightly viscous. Overall this is a very good Double IPA, not nearly as extreme as some, both in terms of maltiness and hoppiness. This could pass as a Single IPA to some breweries. Will definitely have this beer again.

scvance, Nov 24, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, best by Feb 16, 2014.

A: Dull golden body with tons of haze. Good retention.

S: Sugar, ripe fruit.

T: Grassy, some bitterness and a fair amount of hop flavor. Finishes sweet.

M: Syrupy, sticky. Moderate carbonation

O: Not a bad IIPA.

hoppytobehere, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

four91, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

KS1297, Nov 24, 2013
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,115 ratings.