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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

1,968 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,968
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 35
Gots: 198 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

kristougher, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

pinnser, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bumchilly25, Jun 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

McAndrew, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TreyIsWilson, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jun 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

spoonhawk, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

wiltznucs, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kdwruck, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Curloftheburl, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

mcdsports, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ddl2it, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Beans11, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle dated Jul 7, 13. Thanks surge1311!

A light golden with good clarity and a small off-white head. Aroma is mostly piney with some grassy and earthy notes. The flavor follows with strong hop oils and flavors with a moderate bitterness. The hop oils give it a silky texture and the carbonation is moderately low.

This is a rich, flavorful beer but still very drinkable.

GJ40, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bearman13, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a white head.

The smell is peaches,earth and leaves. Interesting smelling dipa.

The taste is peach, bitter hops, citrus and a little sweet malty backbone.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This really surprised me, I didn't expect much but it's actually a very good dipa and at a very reasonable price. I'd say this is my favourite New Belgium beer.

Dave1999, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright pale yellow orange mixture, maybe like a light brass color. Nice fluffy cream colored head that falls slow and laces very well. Nice looking brew.

Aroma is some sweet caramel malt with a good dose of pine, tangy citrus and hints of herbal minty notes.

Taste is almost more bready then caramel but seems to be hints of caramel. Hops are bright fresh without being over powering. kind of strange its mostly like a ranger but lighter. Strange a I2PA doesn't seem bigger or stronger then there regular IPA. But its not a bad beer.

Mouthfeel is medium with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall not a bad beer or an IPA but just don't see myself buying this one again as there are plenty of great I2PA's available .

mntlover, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Mark4prez20, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single for a $1.99 at my local Whole Foods.

A: Poured pretty much a crystal clear orange color with an slightly off-white sticky head. Looks like an IPA.

S: Some pine cone fragments, crushed Flintstone vitamins, and some fresh clean linen. I'm diggin' it.

T: This was definitely in need of a bit more caramel at the core. Lots of hop bitterness wrapped up inside more than a hint of booze.

M: the carbonation was fine and I liked the fact that this wasn't a syrup bomb. Lots of lacing left on the glass and the hops stained the teeth.

O: Not bad, especially considering the price. They should have left this one unfiltered though.

Chaney, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hsus0225, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jroberts8811, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of denver10
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden with an off white head. Aroma offers some sweet fruitiness, some floral, with a little pine and a touch of toasted malt. Flavor is sweet fruitiness of some peach and melon, a little bitterness and toast there too. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, not a bad beer but not a beer that stands out in the IIPA market. Whatever is the polar opposite of an IIPA on steroids, that is this one. I'd drink this one again, but its hard to see why I would choose this over the many other beers of its style that already saturate the market.

denver10, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Wrigfen, Jun 24, 2013
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,968 ratings.