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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

1,865 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,865
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 31
Gots: 152 | 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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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-11-2014 19:40:03 | More by thufflife
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yinz11

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-11-2014 18:42:28 | More by yinz11
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daijoobo

Alabama

5/5  rDev +33.3%

08-11-2014 17:56:20 | More by daijoobo
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skinnypete16

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-11-2014 05:21:51 | More by skinnypete16
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Johnmanciniband


3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-11-2014 01:12:16 | More by Johnmanciniband
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

08-11-2014 00:09:00 | More by cardinals22
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Eddiehop

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-10-2014 21:29:58 | More by Eddiehop
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ABO2012

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-10-2014 13:04:44 | More by ABO2012
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-10-2014 04:27:49 | More by jman005
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myboyB

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-10-2014 02:01:04 | More by myboyB
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jricharc

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

08-10-2014 00:10:23 | More by jricharc
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JAeiou

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-09-2014 06:31:51 | More by JAeiou
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Meyers1023

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-09-2014 02:31:47 | More by Meyers1023
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

08-09-2014 01:08:46 | More by Jordanmtate
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StephOparka

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-09-2014 00:30:25 | More by StephOparka
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teddyschnitzel


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-09-2014 00:12:43 | More by teddyschnitzel
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gehlbach

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-08-2014 20:14:31 | More by gehlbach
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slusk

Virginia

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
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jvodom

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-08-2014 10:02:17 | More by jvodom
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sila5

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2014 03:47:30 | More by sila5
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2014 22:19:25 | More by CoCambria
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Waylan33

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2014 22:07:15 | More by Waylan33
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-07-2014 15:34:58 | More by a_beckman25
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smbslt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2014 01:10:09 | More by smbslt
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streetcommander

Virginia

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.