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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

2,238 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 38
Gots: 341 | 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:
Beer added by: Huffaroma on 02-24-2013

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden shade with very good foam and lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, malt.

Taste: Pine, grapefruit, bready malts, herbs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, and creamy. Strong bitter aftertaste from the hops.

The Verdict: Very good. A hoppy IPA with a solid malt backbone, I find nothing to quibble about here at all. Tastier than a lot of the higher rated brews. without beating you over the head with their bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a bright white head that leaves a little lacing. It smells very bitter with hints of citrus. Tastes very similar to the nose, bitter hops and some citrus notes. Not very complex at all but a solid choice at your regular grocery store. The mouthfeel is rather thick. Overall, this is a decent DIPA but doesn't come even close to other versions of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass. It's a crystal clear dark straw color with a 1 finger bright white head that settles into thin cap. Leaves nice lacing all the way down the glass.

The smell is citrus hops with a bit of pine and toasted bread, very nice.

The taste follows the aroma. Grapefruit citrus and piney hops with enough malt to balance it out. There is some fruit in the middle. The finish is pretty clean with less sharp bitterness than one would expect. There's very little alcohol 'heat' for a beer with this high an ABV. It's very balanced and drinkable for an IIPA.

It has a medium mouth feel with style appropriate carbonation.

This beer is a pleasant surprise from New Belgium. It's not really Belgian in character and that's actually a good thing. This is a very good IPA that I would recommend and buy again.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.