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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

2,238 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 38
Gots: 341 | 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 FaradayUncaged
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmartinger
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattM
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YakAnglerUSMC
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Pawlak
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

high taste of alcohol with subtle hoppy notes. fairly bitter

Photo of wmath22
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2492004
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OpaqueBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jturner5
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boesesfleisch
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EricTeusink
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ultrasrs
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryancl
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 24/12/14

A sexy looking liquid, clear golden yellows a little light but its bright, two fingers of dense eggshell foam quickly falls to a thick foam but leaves 6 thin distinct rings on its way down before turning to random lace, still a thin film at the bottom of the glass

S I get green onion right away, not necessarily bad but it hinders what could be great , not sure what hop I get that off of, peach, lemon, and tangerine, a little spruce, sweet orange and caramel

T a little boozy for 8.5%, less fruit and more green onion, spruce and pine come out stronger, herbal tea bag, has potential but more room for improvement

M lighter side of medium and stays on the creamy side of foam but not by much, some heat but its mild, lemon pledge finish

O looks fantastic but just OK in every other area, booze could be hidden a little better and I can't shake green onion

lots of good qualities but something gets in the way of greatness at every turn, I doubt I'd buy another bomber with so much to try on the same shelf

Photo of scootny
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A light quaffable DIPA that is refreshing and easy drinking. Georgous brew. Great clarity with a golden hue, bone white head, and tons of lacing. Nose is light as well with a mild tropical note. Pine and light citrus. Malt brings sweet aromas. Taste does have the peach like character as well as stonefrut and a mild nuttiness. Finish is dry and short with a clean but a large hoppiness that kisses the mouth lightly with a memory of hop oil. Feel is light and supple with velvety carbonation. Super drinkable and this goes down like a session ale instead of a DIPA. A very nicely done hop showcase.

Photo of Golfer3Aces
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart68
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaymanisgod
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sfwild18
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.