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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

1,721 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 116 | 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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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-20-2013 00:38:05 | More by Falcone
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-19-2013 18:49:29 | More by shamrock071521
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flagmantho

Washington

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 11 August 2013.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. A good looking brewski!

Smell: sweet malt with a funky hop character. The aroma manages to smell like a strong beer but be mild in intensity. It also lacks complexity; decent, but a bit one-note for the style.

Taste: again, pretty sweet, although not overly malty in balance. Hop character remains a little funky, although it's also a little resiny with a hint of grapefruit as well. Actually pretty well-crafted, although perhaps a bit tame for a DIPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a moderate creaminess. Refreshing enough, but the texture doesn't grab me.

Overall: not a bad beer, but I feel like the brewers went more for mass appeal than pushing boundaries -- which is what DIPAs are all about.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 18:12:04 | More by flagmantho
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-19-2013 15:17:01 | More by Ajlvt
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

05-19-2013 12:16:33 | More by DannyDan
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-19-2013 10:48:07 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-19-2013 07:34:59 | More by jesus808
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, best before date of July 2013..So in other words I have no idea when this was bottled.

Pours hazy brass with a copper hue and an inch-plus head. Plenty of stringy lacing and a partial skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with pine, grapefruit, and cut grass. Hoppy enough for an IPA, but not a IIPA.

Medium bodied with a crisp, zippy mouthfeel.

Pine-rubbed grapefruit and a hint of wet hay start the palate. Light malt and a solid bitterness offer some balance.

Finishes dry with lingering pine, grapefruit, and a bit spicy.

Pretty mediocre for a IIPA. The combination of hops is nothing spectacular and the nose is lacking in particular.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:44:47 | More by brewandbbq
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2013 23:08:30 | More by bzach
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-18-2013 17:51:54 | More by irish01980
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2013 15:50:42 | More by BeastLU
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-18-2013 03:12:23 | More by Drew26
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GFish

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-18-2013 00:29:37 | More by GFish
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bexley10

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-17-2013 20:53:00 | More by bexley10
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2013 19:08:16 | More by jewellrunner
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2013 18:35:54 | More by BigGingDrinker
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-17-2013 17:06:08 | More by EROCK75
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-17-2013 04:56:02 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2013 01:07:44 | More by MickeyMonk
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-16-2013 23:31:35 | More by runlikeakenyan
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 22:57:37 | More by SPRichard
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djre4orm

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-16-2013 20:51:18 | More by djre4orm
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Perfectly clear gold. Head is sticky off-white and leaves big chunks and sheets of lacing. Moderate retention keeps the cap small for the duration. Creamy collar.

Smell: Sweet and bready. A bit of caramelized malt sweetness. Hops aren't quite as aggressive as I expected. A bit earthy with a solid floral punch. Pithy. Some grapefruit with pine needle. Grassy.

Taste: Grassy and sweet, but not sugary. Citrus, mainly grapefruit, under a bigger hit of pine and slightly earthy hops. Malt backbone carries biscuits and caramel malt sweetness. Slightly roasted and toasted. Carries the distinct finish of New Belgium. A bit of apple. Lingering bitterness is aggressive but not abrasive. Juicy pear.

Mouthfeel: Body runs on the highish side of medium. Moderate carbonation. Slick and oily. Moderately dry finish.

Overall: Tow that line.

What I expected from New Belgium. A unique hop profile coupled with a relative drinkability for the style. Not a blockbuster, but it's decent.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 20:45:08 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 16:35:22 | More by strongaf
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 05:26:13 | More by shelby415
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.