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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,030 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,030
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 35
Gots: 226 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

anvilx, Oct 15, 2014
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melstein, Oct 15, 2014
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stucat, Oct 15, 2014
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akward, Oct 14, 2014
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greeniedgator, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

justincourts, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Damn good and hoppy. Smells like a fresh bag of hops when you bring it to the mouth.

jjustinj68, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kingmaker, Oct 12, 2014
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schiltl, Oct 12, 2014
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hypnotoad1, Oct 12, 2014
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lysergicdream, Oct 11, 2014
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Allurex, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Poured into a tulip glass from bottle, enjoy by date is Dec, 2014 (having it in Oct)

pours a hazy copper tone, smells tremendous, 1 cm head, not much lacing

smell as noted is good, great hoppy aroma, I do detect a bit of combo of citrus and peach in aroma.
initial taste is a glorious mix of hop bitterness with just an ever so slight malt balance, the finish not too bitter, but definitely a little dry for my taste.

Overall, very good, not great.

Cheshire_Crew_Al, Oct 10, 2014
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mrphew, Oct 09, 2014
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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,030 ratings.