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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

430 Reviews
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Reviews: 430
Hads: 2,548
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 31.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 560 | 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 phishsihq
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Belgium Brewing Company has stepped up their game by offer a new, year-round Imperial IPA. Rampant pours a clear, burnished golden color, and it is capped by a solid and sticky white head. Citrus hops dominate the nose. The blast of citrus slowly fades to allow hints of pine resin and rich malt. The beer opens with a bit of a bitter hop bite that is quickly quelled by caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Peachy and lemony flavors pull this remarkably balanced IIPA though the finish. Moderately carbonated, Rampant is extremely well-balanced, complex, and medium in body

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Anyone else see anything overtly ovary-like when they look at hop cones? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises dank, spicy greens, lightly-funky grapefruit peel, earthy toffee, and a vague, ethereal sense of light leek on occasion in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a heavy emphasis on the earthy tones of the toffee and the green.s A bit of grass pokes through in patches every now and again as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a pretty solid DIPA, one that's not entirely in your face with hoppy intensity, but more a brooding, seething mentality.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle purchased at frugal mcdugals in nashville for $3.99. Pours a golden color with lots of lacing and a bit of lingering head. Crazy aromas of candy, citrus..lots of citrus...wow citrus (pineapple mostly). Taste is different...sweet hop and lots of something i just cant fingerprint...sweet malt maybe but way more complex than that. Lots of back of the mouth flavors here and its super heavy...(its a great brew, but way to intense to end a night)...

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Photo of Moose90
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date: 07JUL13

A – Bright translucent straw yellow with 1" sticky white head. Lighter in color than anticipated, very very light gold.

S – Light chalky notes of lemon and peach. Some pine and earthiness here, maybe a little dirt.

T – Bitter, sweet notes of citrus, lemon, and fresh cut grass.

M – Crisp and smooth, quite light overall for an imperial IPA. Very drinkable.

O – Quite chalky and unique citrus and peach notes. Earthy and organic as well, fresh pine. Very straight-forward and approachable Imperial IPA. Nothing too complex here.

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Photo of Huffaroma
4.96/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Once again another winner from NB.

Just bought this tonight must have been just released.

Appearance, something I haven't seen for sometime as it was not a darker copper as other Ipa's but much more light in appearance more like a regular pale ale.

Smell, great placement of hops in my opinion, leads you down the rabbit hole of depth in the hop addition here. A slight hint of richness in the malt is what I seem to smell.

Taste, well placed IBUs I'm not sure as the level of IBUs but if I could guess it would range in the 80s-90s. Good upfront bite, but there is a slight peach undertone in the finish. Very well made Imperial IPA not so sweet but more balance.

Overall I'll go back for thirds on this one. Bravo NB!

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.