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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

1,712 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,712
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 114 | 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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mike_dawson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-12-2014 21:14:16 | More by mike_dawson
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morningthief

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-12-2014 16:09:38 | More by morningthief
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lochef81

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I tried this on tap at a bar a few weeks ago and loved it. Picked it up in a sixer and my opinion is not quite the same. This ale pours a hazy golden straw color with a slightly off white head. This gives way to just a slight film and decent white lacing. The aroma is nice with lots of citrus and pine notes and an underlying malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is super smooth and drinkable. With an abv like this and this sort of drinkability, this one could get you in trouble. The flavor disappoints though. Its not bad just not as fresh and hoppy as what I had on tap a few weeks back. Before I speak my final piece on this one, I want to find it on draft or at least a very fresh bottle to try because I know this beer is better than what I'm tasting right now.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 04:40:15 | More by lochef81
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joh02034

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-12-2014 03:47:28 | More by joh02034
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is the first time I have had this one. I have had a lot of New Belgium's lineup over the years, which I should revisit and review at some point, alas this is the one I have at present. The color is a nice true gold, different than other DIPA's I have had as of late. It has that New Belgium smell to it, I guess its the yeast they use, but just about every one of their beers have it. Its kind of a funky sweet smell, that unlike those true Belgian Trappist and Abbey yeasts. I like New Belgium and as the person previously mentioned this is a gateway craft beer. But also one I would drink again if in a certain circumstance where it was present. I know it says peach on the bottle and someone else said it had a peachy taste, I didn't get as much as I was expecting to get. It does have a nice balance of hops and fruitiness, almost a blend of a Belgian style with an IPA, but not exactly. It is sweet and less hoppy than I would expect from a DIPA, nonetheless, it is good but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:13:52 | More by humuloner22
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IPAaron

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-12-2014 02:20:56 | More by IPAaron
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Uanof

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a translucid light burnt orange with a thick slowly receding head that leaves fine traces behind. Good consistency.

S: it's piney, resinous, floral almost like a medicinal hop bouquet.

T: taste is more medicinal than floral, too mild, the hops are not present in the palate.

M: very easy going and forgiving, light bodied although somewhat resinous and sticky. No lingering aftertaste as if it had never been there.

O: something that i would offer a craft beer virgin to get them started into real beers, won't alter much their fragile palates, but enough to make a difference.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 09:28:24 | More by Uanof
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statefunction

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-11-2014 05:11:28 | More by statefunction
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PatM

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-11-2014 01:39:41 | More by PatM
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-10-2014 17:59:07 | More by Dcunicelli
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-10-2014 03:33:53 | More by mountaincoffee
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 21:25:19 | More by MtOrion
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nofunyons

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-09-2014 16:36:52 | More by nofunyons
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jayfolly

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 21:49:37 | More by jayfolly
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Warmonster

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I love IPA's and this is probably by FAR the best IPA I have ever had.. Its smooth, tastes great, smells amazing.. I really love the strong hoppy smell mixed with peach.. that is a rare but GREAT mix.. This could possibly be my #1 favorite beer. If you like IPA's you have to try this... If you had this and don't like it, then either you don't like IPA's or you like lower quality IPA's because this is the best IPA to hit my lips and I've tried tons. It has quality you can taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 20:38:59 | More by Warmonster
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden copper hue in the body large semi off white head forms thick with chunks spread sporadically throughout the sides of my glass. Aroma has grapefruit, citrus, big alcohol notes, with passion fruit tropical notes. Flavor has big alcohol notes sugary grapefruit, pineapple, and other residual tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is resinous with big sugars and even keeled carbonation, overall a beer I would dance with most of the time unless fresh drinkable Ranger is on hand!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 10:31:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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RobTheKnob

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 02:49:45 | More by RobTheKnob
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Bushwood

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-07-2014 02:13:27 | More by Bushwood
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beergirl35

Washington

1.3/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

There is something definitely wrong with this beer. It has a very odd odor and an even worse taste. I would love to describe it for you, but I can't put a name to it. It is a sick, floral disgusting smell and even worse taste. I generally don't throw out beer, but am strongly considering it on the rest of this six pack. Not a fan of New Belgium in general, but this is the worst.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:22:41 | More by beergirl35
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-06-2014 03:07:07 | More by miwestcoaster
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-05-2014 18:23:25 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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breakingbooty

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-05-2014 06:36:53 | More by breakingbooty
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 19:18:19 | More by Mealhouse
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Badger6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 00:50:41 | More by Badger6
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 22:53:41 | More by dwagner003
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,712 ratings.