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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

2,241 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 38
Gots: 345 | 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 rolltide8425
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clean appearance with a merangue like foam cap. The nose is full of herbal and citrus hops. Light grapefruit, tangerines, oranges and pithy rinds meld well with chive, onion, herbaceous hop cone and pine needles.

The hops run more herbal on the tongue with some perfumey rose petal, pine bitterness, light chive, garlic bulbs, spruce needles, lupilin and honey. This has a ton of flavor but it just isn't my kind of flavor.

Photo of leaddog
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with three fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus hops, slight pine, tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, passionfruit), peach notes, and bready caramel malts.

Taste - Starts off with the citrus hops then goes into the tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, passionfruit), peach notes, slight pine and bready caramel malts. Lots of good citrus flavours going on with this one.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a slight bitterness from the citrus hops.

Overall - An imperial IPA with a good citrus profile. The bready caramel malts tend to edge out some of the bitterness and balance out this brew. There is nothing wrong with that and a pleasant experience nonetheless.

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

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.