Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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very good

2,180 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,180
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 304 | 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:
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very white and foamy head that does not dissipate entirely but still leaves a slight film on the top. The beer itself is a clear brownish copper.

The beer has a nice, semi-dry smell with a fairly bitter hop nose. The hop notes come in two types: pine cone and a citrus note that is buried by the pine. The smell also has a slight sweetness to it but it barely comes out and does not do much to dull the hop smell. The aroma is essentially a very hop forward nose but I wouldn't call it a hop. Rather, the hop notes seem to balance each other a little bit because of the distinctly different notes.

The beer taste is very hoppy. The hop notes still come in the two distinct flavors of pine cone and citrus, but have a little bit of peach following it. The beer also has a sweet orange note coming out around the middle but tapers off into a peppery orange note that stays in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is very smooth with medium carbonation. The carbonation does not really detract but adds some texture to the beer while keeping it smooth. The mouth also feels a little bit dry afterwards.

Overall, a pretty good beer that tastes more like a hopped up IPA than DIPA. I'd still recommend getting this and I'll probably try to fit this in my regular rotation.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Review from iPhone so brevity is key. I enjoyed this drink. Rated against other imperial IPA beers I would have to say it is very disappointing. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has much better flavor. But rated against other, regular IPAs, it can hold its own.

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,180 ratings.