Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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4.06/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a clear light golden with decent foam. The aroma is bright, floral and citrusy, with lots of orange blossoms. The flavor is very hop forward, with a light mix of pine and orange zest followed by a touch of grassy spice on the end. Lightly bodied, easy drinking, and oh so affordable. I can see this being a dependable budget selection, and widely available.
03-29-2013 05:44:49 | More by elNopalero
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
I had a hard time locating a good brew for this evening and i realized i have never picked up this beer. I am very suspect of this brewery seeing that i feel they are very over rated. I love Imperial beers and especially ipa's. I cracked open the bottle and it had a very nice resiny smell to it and i found myself not so Leary of this beer. It has a very piney,earthy no so tropical fruit smell to it which is fine but i do prefer the fruity IPA's myself. The taste was good but not great, it reminded me of a tame Six Point Resin with its very piney, grassy bitter notes..The mouth feel was pretty good, it seemed to coat my mouth gently and it went down very smooth. Overall this was a pretty decent beer by New Belgium and i would probably drink this again if i were in a bind and could find none of my favorites or beers on my to drink list.
03-28-2013 02:50:23 | More by MRAnderson
3.35/5 rDev -10.7%
First thing I noticed when I popped the cap was the smell. Nice, piney, grassy, hop aromas. Poured in a pint glass, thick head, nice lacing. Crystal clear, a little bit lighter yellow in color than I expected. Smell was also pleasant out of the glass. Someone else mentioned that you can tell from the taste that this is a New Belgium product - it tastes like a high alcohol Fat Tire. If you like Fat Tire you'll like this and get buzzed pretty quick at 8.5% abv. It's not my favorite, and won't buy it again. Got a good deal on it at the store though, - $7.99 a six pack.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a much better alternative than this Rampant Imperial IPA.
03-27-2013 03:02:00 | More by Guyute
3.11/5 rDev -17.1%
I was not a big fan of this beer at all. Calls itself and IPA and has 85 IBUs but the hop finish is not very pleasant. You can tell it's a New Belgium beer (tastes like an off-shoot of Fat Tire). It's 8.5% ABV is not hidden/blended well at all. It finishes really rough on the alcohol somehow even at only 8.5%. I just did not enjoy this beer very much.
03-26-2013 11:17:17 | More by YardmanFTB
3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
A - Darker golden color. Light foam, Lacing is intense.
S - Spicy, grassy, weed, herbal nose.
T - Definitely a different taste. Not bad just different and a nice change. Bitter earthy taste. Plenty of resin.
M - Light body. Perfect carbonation matches the bitterness well after the back end.
O - Overall a nice change of pace. Definitely worth a try to change things up.
03-26-2013 03:01:47 | More by PrivateEquity
4.66/5 rDev +24.3%
poured into a snifter glass. drank on 3/25/13 with an expiration date of july 14th 2013
A- 2 fingers of pitch white bubbly head and a light golden orange body. very faint lines of carbonation floating around.
S- skunky european pilsner hops all the wait. smells like a stella, but more pungent. very pleasant.
T- very similar profile from the aroma. very skunky and herbal. not as punchy and mean as a double IPA usually can be. It's an herbal take on a DIPA. Very cool.
M- silky smooth with a light bit of carbonation. medium bodied. fairly dry. very nice.
O- I love this beer! It's an approachable double IPA. to me, it's a european pilsner all jacked up and i'm really impressed. not what you would expect in a DIPA, and I like that. New Belgium scores with this one by me.
03-26-2013 02:02:40 | More by scot_chale
4.03/5 rDev +7.5%
On-tap at Sheffield's. Served in a tulip.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacing. Transparent golden body. Quite attractive.
S - Stone fruits, citrus, some tropical flavors. Not as much dankness as I was expecting from Mosaic hops, but definitely some of the fruitiness. Sweet sugary malt backbone balances things out.
T - The taste is similarly balanced. More Centennial than Mosaic in flavor, with lots of citrus flesh and a touch of tropical notes. Mildly bitter finish, and no discernible alcohol.
M - Chewy, medium body, with a lightly dry finish. Some residual hop oils, and mild warming after 12oz or so.
D - A solid, well-made Double IPA. It's a bit maltier than I tend to prefer, but there are no major problems with it and I do like the hop bouquet. Surprised by the numerous reviews that mention onion, as I didn't notice that flavor at all. Might pick up a 4/6-pack of this actually if it's priced right.
03-25-2013 22:57:35 | More by MasterSki
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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