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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

1,768 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 132 | 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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Ratings: 1,768 | Reviews: 321 | Display Reviews Only:
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KrittyKratz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 15:09:09 | More by KrittyKratz
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Wattie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-19-2014 14:05:50 | More by Wattie
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drennie321

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-19-2014 04:18:18 | More by drennie321
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BTodd

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic pint

A-Poured with a nice finger of bubbles which took their time dissipating. Crystal clear, golden in color.

S-Orange, pine and some floral notes.

T-Fairly bitter with some of the same characteristics of the smell. However, it felt more bitter than flavorful. I think the hop character was lost in this one (it wasn't clear on bottle, but this might've been sitting around for a while).

M-Nice medium-full body with adequate carbonation and lingering bitterness.

O-Not quite as good as I remember it. However, still not a bad drinking bigger IPA in a six. The bang-for-your-buck factor is certainly there. I might review again one day and see if I can get one a little fresher.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 23:40:50 | More by BTodd
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-18-2014 14:29:01 | More by MikeDAdams
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2014 05:58:31 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

07-17-2014 20:23:45 | More by DrMindbender
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-17-2014 19:21:17 | More by MattSharpless
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-17-2014 03:00:25 | More by qcbrewer
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SlothB77

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-16-2014 23:42:45 | More by SlothB77
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fuzzbalz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-16-2014 22:55:54 | More by fuzzbalz
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Dello

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-16-2014 22:45:10 | More by Dello
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-16-2014 12:41:34 | More by Walkerjgt
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-15-2014 20:32:16 | More by rickcrip76
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jeffaroo95

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 16:30:09 | More by jeffaroo95
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Sheepdog2169

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 02:52:38 | More by Sheepdog2169
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StephenC

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-14-2014 14:42:23 | More by StephenC
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nreed

Wyoming

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is only my second or third venture into an imperial IPA. Picked up a six pack for about nine bucks. Pouring it into the glass released an immediate hop smell, which is exactly what I was looking for. I don't pout aggressively so I only got about a finger of head. It dissipated to a point, but there's about 1/4 finger worth sticking around. It is a clear golden-amber color. Lacing is great. It smells of a crap ton of hops. I'm still working out my pallet and nose, but I do pick up a hint of citrus. When drinking I taste hops, then a bit of pear (which I wouldn't have guessed unless the label said so), a tiny bit of citrus, then a piney finish. Overall I enjoyed this beer. I was craving a good IPA and this fulfilled my craving

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:53:46 | More by nreed
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-14-2014 02:07:51 | More by vwbus7
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-14-2014 01:36:58 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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Turbo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-13-2014 23:55:02 | More by Turbo
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-13-2014 23:16:41 | More by FLBeerGuy
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 03:08:11 | More by SJbigtuna
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 01:11:05 | More by CUbeerfan
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MDM

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 00:08:54 | More by MDM
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.