Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

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very good

2,177 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 303 | 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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3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my NEW BELGIUM goblet:

A dark, honey colored on the pour. builds up a head of at least 3 full fingers! nice sticky lacing all the way to the top of the goblet, and ULTRA clarity.

S - I happened to be eating peanuts as I opened this - the hops came right thru and overpowered the peanuts just as soon as I uncapped the bottle, even before I brooght it up to my nose. VERY fine hoppy scent - not overpowering, but it comes right thru

T OK here goes: nice hoppy flavor, just a bit of bitter APV after "feel"
leave my mouth feeling DRY

M more than a bit FLAT I have to say - (wonder if I got a bad bottle?)

D not bad but not great, some how it doesnt all come together IMHO.

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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Nice golden appearance . Medium carbonation level.
S- Piney, resiny, and floral. I'd pick either pear or ripe red apple.
T- Besides slightly sweet and bready, the bitterness is short lived and balances with some sweetness.
M- Medium to Medium light. Slightly cloying; viscous.
O- Nice flavor and aroma. Quality beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into new belgium globe glass. About a finger of head. Good lace. Color is a golden orange.

Flavor profile: Lots of fresh, juicy hops. Floral and earthy. Piney. Hop resiny feel. Lots of tropical fruits. Pineapple sticks out the most. Some grapefruit and mango mixed in. Bready malts finish it off.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and sticky. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends surprisingly clean.

Overall, an enjoyable dipa. Better than I expected. Very flavorful and easy to drink.

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.