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Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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very good

1,941 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 34
Gots: 188 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kell50, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Beer4Baltimore, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jhhollier, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mole_Playing_Rough, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

aquazr1, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ncstateplaya, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

MTfish, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Calypso
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Clear, straw color. One finger of foamy white head. Good looking beer.
S - Grapefruit, hints of berry (?), hops.
T - Bitter, grapefruit rind, lots of hops, balanced a bit by some bready notes.
M - Dry, light body. Slightly oily. Not diacetyl, but still rather unpleasant.
O - Nice flavors, definitely comes across as an IIPA, but the mouthfeel is just offputting enough that I probably won't order this again.

Calypso, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

dubmax, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Boone757, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Chiefy770
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle into a New Belgium (Globe) glass.

Appearance: A fluffy white head sat on top of a burnt-orange body. Clear body. It glowed in the light and looked clean and appealing. Stick and relatively thick lacing throughout.

Smell: Sweet and floral with alcoholic esters.

Taste: Floral notes from the nose transfer to the tongue quite well. The hops stand out, they are not overwhelming for this style but they are definitely in full form. Very mild malts level out the taste and cover up the alcohol pretty well. Overall this Double is a bit sweeter than others. Something to take into consideration I suppose.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: New Belgium did a great job with this Double. It is unique, yet it does not stray away from the fundamentals of the style.

Bottom Line: Worth checking out.

Chiefy770, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

GDPete, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bbadger, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

constantine_272, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Hatchtap
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is absolutely delicious and extremely floral. One problem, it's too sweet. Imperial IPA means high alcohol and high hops, not high everything. I know sugar sells, but I come to the Imperial IPA for crispness. Like I said, delicious. And complex, but not what I was looking for.

Hatchtap, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

BlazedNug, Oct 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

soonerlight, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Lantern, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jonothehut, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of JMad
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a golden normal beer color with a thick frothy head and a load of lacing on the way down.

The smell is nice a piney with a little bit of cannabis and a slight hint of fruit in the background.

There's a lot of sweet malty flavor along with some tropical fruit and a tangerine peel background.

It's pretty thick with low carbonation, starts juicy and ends dry.

It's a pretty good IPA, Nothing really stands out but it's solid

JMad, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

DerwinWentworth, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

goldendenizen, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 12, 2013
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.