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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

2,290 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,290
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 42
Gots: 371 | FT: 3
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a hazed orange color with a sticky, dense white head. Nicre retention and excellent lace.

Nose is somewhat balanced with a distinctive New Belgium malt/yeast combo - kind of nutty and a little earthy. Hops are jucy citrus and pine needles. Alcohol gives it a bit of a tropical hint as well.

Taste definitly brings the hops, lots of flavoring and bittering both. Im sticking with citrus and pine flavors and the malt takes on a biscuity flavor. Its actually fairly 'balanced' for a DIPA and the malts are not overly toasty, which I do not like in a hoppy beer. Mouthfeel is nice and the beer has a pretty smooth flow to it. While this is not going to blow anyone out of the water, I personally appreciate a moderately priced six pack of a DIPA and dont think there is enough of them out there. This is one that I will most likely purchase again, dating on the bottles is a huge plus for hoppy beers.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is one of my favorite IPAs that i can get year round. and i recommend it to anyone

appearance: light and strawy with a bit of an amber hue

smell: piney and resiny followed by citrus and light spice

taste: malt and pine up front followed by hints of mangos, pineapple, citrus, and more
pine. finishes clean with notes of more citrus and pine. possible hops used simcoe,
nugget, and citra

mouth: bit on the airy side in the beginning, but thins out towards the end. definitely
light for an imperial

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one surprised me. I now know what "wet" feels like. This is the wettest IPA, let alone beer, that I've ever had. Extremely nice mouthfeel, very smooth and refreshing. A great summer Imperial IPA. Way 2 go New Belgium, you finally have something I will come back for many, many times.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a light golden amber with a small head that fades quickly, not a ton of lacing but some present.

Smell: Citrus and pine, with grapefruit and orange dominant. Good earthy hop character and more to the aroma than I expected, very appealing.

Taste: I get citrus up front with tastes similar to what I got in the nose with a bit of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. There is a good amount of earthiness and some piney hops but this isn't a hop bomb by any means.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth, not overly bitter. An easy drinker at 8.5%, something you could easily drink a couple of.

Overall: A good beer from New Belgium for sure. I could use a little more piney hop character but this is definitely a good DIPA, and available at a great price (7.19/6-pack).

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,290 ratings.