Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.76/5 rDev +0.3%
A: pours a clear deep golden with a nice white head. Good lacing.
S: Floral hop aroma. Apricot and melon. Caramel comes through but hops is the star. Tiny bit of alcohol comes through as well.
T: Grapefruit, apricot and pineapple comprise the hop forward flavor. Light and very fresh malt undertone like chewing on malted barley. There's a slight tart component and a nice breadcrust flavor. Mild Alcohol warming in the finish. Pleasant piney floral aftertaste in a semi dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
M: Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly acidic and slight astringency.
O: A very nice IPA. Complex hop flavors make this a treat to drink. The malt is fairly straight forward but well done and fresh. This is a straight forward IPA with good drinkability for an imperial
08-08-2014 19:27:41 | More by slusk
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
Drank from a 16oz lager glass at 40F
Poured a exceptionally clear light amber gold. No cloudiness. Nice white
Head with small bubbles. The color and clarity stand out. Very light for an imperial and very clear for any craft brew.
Taste was as-described. It's important note that the hop bill is not pop culture derived. It's truly unique and non standard. I did not taste the peaches but did taste distinctively fruity and vibrant less common hop. Very bitter and drinkable.
Zero cloying, sugar, syrup, effect. Well done at 8.5abv.
Best feature is that the flavor profile is unique and attractive. No pop culture sycophantic copying of hops or malt presence found in many of today's new craft brews.
Could easily cyclone down 6 or 8 and really regret it the next day.
Not remarkable but definitely memorable and respectable.
08-05-2014 00:20:19 | More by streetcommander
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,865 ratings.