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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

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 116 | 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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TEOTH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2013 19:29:18 | More by TEOTH
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Spartan13

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-20-2013 06:17:26 | More by Spartan13
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DanielGilbert

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-20-2013 05:01:09 | More by DanielGilbert
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SkiBeerRepeat

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a tulip glass

A-Light honey color, nice mild carbonation, two finger white head with heavy lacing.

S-Heay sweet pine resin, vanilla and fruit

T- Peach/Mango fruit with a nice pine resin finish. can sense a bit of the alcohol in the finish as well

M- Buttery smoothness with a little bite from the carbonation

O- Good larger hopped IPA that holds a good floral character and is not a "smash you in the mouth" IPA. The hops used have a great pine flavor

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 16:43:01 | More by SkiBeerRepeat
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-19-2013 00:24:55 | More by rxthree
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-18-2013 05:35:28 | More by duff247
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mdp05

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-18-2013 04:35:06 | More by mdp05
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-18-2013 04:13:58 | More by Duff27
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-18-2013 03:52:26 | More by DSkilling
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acknight

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-18-2013 02:36:33 | More by acknight
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GMan

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-17-2013 23:22:45 | More by GMan
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2013 21:02:10 | More by xseanprimex
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says 17NOV13

A- Pours a medium amber color with a ½ inch light tan head that retains quite well before slowly sinking to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient cascading lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma that's very vibrant and citrusy. Decent amount of cereal grain sweetness.
T- Big attack of piney bitterness that lingers a while. Citrus notes of lemon, pineapple and grapefruit. The alcohol is concealed well underneath all the raging hops. The bitterness gets to be a bit much after a while but it doesn't ruin the drink overall.

M- Bitey and sharp with a slick, oily afterfeel. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I like this a bit better than Ranger although the alpha acids are surely on overdrive in this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 16:56:09 | More by Immortale25
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2013 02:14:36 | More by bmoney
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dmgeng

Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this after reading the review in Zymurgy Mag.

A - Deep golden color. Mostly clear with lots of white head and strong lacing.

S - Extra strong hop fragrance with lots of herbal and resiny tones. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics.

T - Full flavored with a pungent hop character that has resin, herb, and some fruit with alcohol and malt to round it out. Light bitterness for such high IBUs but that is due to the larger amount of late additions and strong maltiness.

M - Strong mouth-feel with over the top carbonation. Lingering finish with hops, malt, and alcohol.

Overall, a solid IIPA. Good aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, but doesn't have my much preferred citrus character usually in an iipa. This brew isn't a light beer but if you like big, resiny, and complex beer I'd recommended it.

Glass- shaker

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:26:09 | More by dmgeng
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jodan

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2013 00:04:23 | More by jodan
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Billolick

New York

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, 01Sept13 on the label.

A- medium amber near clear with bubbles continuing to rise. Off white head , thicker film , medium collar and ample fine low rings of lace.

Strong roasted onions/garlic note on the nose (strange indeed) and some minor fruit and hop notes.

Boldly hopped up ale. Hops grainy and herbal. Grapefruit yes but in moderation. Smooth and quite drinkable with ample malts smoothing out the finish.

If you can get past the nose, you will enjoy this DIPA...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 01:49:42 | More by Billolick
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2013 18:45:39 | More by hoosier222002
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cletusdog

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-14-2013 18:19:18 | More by cletusdog
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-14-2013 17:14:46 | More by majorbase2
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 05:36:46 | More by WDJersey
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 03:17:23 | More by Ejayz
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

07-11-2013 17:37:37 | More by FortKnox15
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-11-2013 17:19:30 | More by CelticAleMan
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Mortarforker

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-10-2013 23:37:51 | More by Mortarforker
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.