Rampant Imperial IPA - New Belgium Brewing
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3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a clear copper with a big off-white head. A huge aspirin aroma, with hints of pine and citrus as well. Taste begins with a huge mint flavor, followed by a rich toffee and bread middle, and a piney citrus finish with hints of aspirin. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Overall a good IIPA, but a bit too much aspirin character for my liking.
09-19-2013 00:04:56 | More by tronester
4.33/5 rDev +15.5%
I'm not a beer expert and I have no idea what you're all talkin about. But this stuff is awesome! Wonderful flavor and aroma; deep rich tones. I don't know what fruit it tastes like, but it's delicious. And it goes great with a hearty meal. This beer has the depth and subtle layers of a great wine. Sorry, but sometimes you need to hear from a lay person and get beyond all of the standard reviews.
09-15-2013 05:51:30 | More by bar0
4.03/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a shaker pint glass.
APPEARANCE: copper colored and clear with a nice one finger head and good amount of lacing and medium carbonation.
SMELL: citrus and peppery with peaches.
TASTE: piney resin, pepper and peaches. I could definitely taste the alcohol, 8.5% is a bit higher than most IPA's I have had. The hops dominate like a traditional IPA should.
PALATE: medium carbonation and body, very drinkable.
OVERALL: I enjoyed this beer. It's hop dominant like a traditional IPA should be but has it's own unique flavor profile of pine, pepper and peach. Very drinkable even with the higher ABV. I also like the price $2.99 for a 22 ounce bomber. I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys traditional IPA.
09-15-2013 05:16:33 | More by HoppyBastard
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A - Beer is a clear burnished gold to orange. Head is white and made up of tiny, creamy bubbles. It starts out about 1 cm thick and then goes to a very thin sheet with lots of lacing.
S - Aroma is dominated by hops, which are earthy and resiny. There are grapefruit and pine notes, indicating typical Northwest US hops. The hops don't give the impression of outstanding freshness. There is a faint vegetal character to them. There is also some malt bready behind the hops and a faint fruitiness that is probably from yeast.
T - There is a bracing hops bitterness, but the malt flavor overpowers the hops flavors. The malt is bready and sweet, overly sweet for me. The hops flavors are earthy and resiny, like the aromas.
M - Thick body, creamy carbonation. Slight burn from the hops bitterness and some alcohol presence.
O - Overall, not the best Imperial IPA I've had. The hops flavors seem aged and muddled. The malt is tasty, but there is a large amount of residual sugar and full mouthfeel that distract and lower the drinkability. I wouldn't want more than one of these in a sitting.
09-14-2013 02:14:23 | More by Radome
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 1,883 ratings.