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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

2,237 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,237
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 38
Gots: 340 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Filtered, golden color. Bright white head. Nothing special in this department.

Aroma is nice with hints of tropical fruit. I'm getting a lot of mango notes with this for the taste. The hops are definitely pronounced. A spicy mouth burn is there. You can tell this is potent.

Overall, this is a very nice beer. My favorite from New Belgium. The best fact is that this is sold in 6 packs (vs 4), you can find it at most grocery stores in VA, and it's definitely priced aggressively for what you get.

This is definitely in my regular rotation.

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4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 03/01/15

Poured into a pilsner hourglass

A- Pours a light goldish copper color with high clarity and a good two finger white head.

S- Has that nice West coast mix of fruitiness and dankness that I get from a lot of Stone and Lagunitas beers. Nice mix of citrus, tropical, and dank.

T- Similar to aroma, nice mix of citrus and tropical and dank with a light bitterness for an Imperial. A bit lighter in hops than most of the Double IPAs that I've had but still pretty great.

M- Medium, drinks like a single IPA.

O- Pleasantly surprised by this beer. It has a nice variety of hop aromas and flavors. Maybe not as hoppy as many top DIPAs but for the money you will spend on a 6 pack it's a deal that is hard to beat. Just make sure you get it fresh. I'm really starting to warm up to New Belgium's stuff. I love there sours and Rampant, Ranger, and Accumulation are all pretty good hoppy beers. Still not a fan of many of their non sour bomber releases though. I had been wanting to try this one for a while but could never really find a fresh bottle until now, glad I did.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

New Belgium Brewery puts out great tasting brews...

...For me Rampant is an almost perfect Imp.IPA...With a 8.5% alc content the balance between Hoppiness and Alcohol flavor is near perfect..can only sightly taste the alcohol...Typical fruity/pine smells...and also some marijuana smell too...great beer and if u can finD it u can get it cheaper than most IMP.IPA

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1.96/5  rDev -48.1%

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Look: It's a nice clear orange color with a decently sticky head.

Smell: I was a little cautious with this one because it's an 8.5%. You can smell it.

Taste: I was a little disappointed that the hop flavor didn't keep up with the alcohol flavor. It tasted too much like liquor for my liking. Not a bad beer. I would drink it again, but probably not buy it if I had other IPA choices.

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.