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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

2,114 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,114
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 37
Gots: 269 | 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:
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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Ratings: 2,114 | Reviews: 352 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

LouieBreschi, Sep 21, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

diablo14, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

eric5bellies, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Professor_Yeesh, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dripa8, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

bluehende, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Durfkludge, Sep 18, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

Zachariah1978, Sep 18, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%

Appearance (4) : Tall, foamy white head that stands about four fingers. Carbonation bubbles in the honey-golden body spiral up to meet the foam from the bottom of the glass. Retention is about three fingers with generous lacing.

Smell (4) : mandarin oranges, bitter citrus, pine, ginger. A little bready. Dominant smell is the mandarin orange. Typical IPA but a tad more artsy.

Taste (3.75) : Pretty strong! but good. I keep wanting to cough. The bitter tastes are pleasant and sweet, leaning towards cascade hops and citrus rind. This is way better than "Ranger". Refreshing and leaves a tinge of peach on the finish.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : creamy, wet, full bodied. Ends wet.

Overall (3.82) : This IPA is tasty - and I generally HATE IPA's. it goes down easy and doesn't leave me heaving over the garbage can (okay maybe an exaggeration). Try it, you will probably like it.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BDeibs, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

HugoSnyder, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ColSanders123, Sep 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

JeffONeal, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Camjmorton, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

boog26, Sep 16, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Yeah, this is really good. Definitely one of my favorite that New Belgium putts out. For a DIPA this one is a little tangier than some, more fruity and orange like in the nose. Nice copper red body, good carbonation, poured into a snifter. Presentation has a lot going for it right now, I've got it at a great temperature and its leaving a beautiful lace on my glass. Nutty and hoppy, somewhat oily, even a little vegetable (celery or onion?) like in the taste. Aftertaste has some nice malted backbone. This is solid. Good beer. That orange kick is a bit interesting, not good or bad. Some brown sugar like sweetness at the end. I like it, and would buy it again.

cambabeer, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

myteam24, Sep 16, 2014
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Leschber, Sep 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

TWolff, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Purplehat, Sep 15, 2014
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,114 ratings.