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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

2,240 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,240
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 38
Gots: 343 | 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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Photo of rjs246
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingmaxwell
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good strong IPA with bitter hops at the forefront. There is some sweet aroma and a good look. In the same taste arena as other Imperial IPAs. Good strength. Grows as you sip on it.

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid Citrus DIPA. Great value as I got the 6-pack for $7.99 at the local grocery store. My new go to DIPA.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a light gold with a finger if ivory white head. Nothing special here on the appearance.
S - Warm sweet peaches and mango, hops and light touches of caramel in the aroma. Very nice.
T - Much more balanced and bitter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Lightly sweet hops upfront, unfortunately the peach is lost in the taste. Heavy bittering hops in the back. Definitely more of a bitter imperial IPA than a sweet one.
O - A very solid and surprisingly, extremely sessional IPA for it being imperial. Would try again at a bar or on draft.
V - Good value, available in six packs of bottles.

Photo of soupyman10
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkern
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickpd
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeDive
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CodyMiller
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJones
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Insane everyday imperial. Hop burst, biscuit notes. Will not let down.

Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- pours a clear golden color with a creamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- citrusy hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, mango and tangerine. Some grassy notes before some bready malt

T- tropical citrus on the taste, emphasis on mango and tangerine, fresh grassy flavor, just a hint of toasted bready malt to balance it out, dry fruity finish

M- medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- great citrus notes on a very drinkable dipa

Photo of Thetarho553
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is very tasty! Much enjoyed!

Photo of MdMcBee
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aphamer
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishstick_pete
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a creamy off white head that settles and laces quite nicely.

S: Citrus hops up front, grapefruit stands out, also some tangerine, a little pine, some herbal notes, and a little light malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, tangerine, grapefruit, and a little pineapple, a touch of pine on the backside, and some light malt sweetness to balance it out.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I dig this one. Very drinkable for an 8.5% brew.

Photo of masterofsparks
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PeytonLab
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.