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Rampage Imperial IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Rampage Imperial IPARampage Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: berkey on 04-14-2010)
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rhino54

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-27-2011 19:00:19 | More by rhino54
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1BMF

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-06-2011 20:22:25 | More by 1BMF
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lalaghetto

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-28-2011 02:56:23 | More by lalaghetto
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RLaurel

California

4.9/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this brew several times in the Tap Room. It is a very tasty brew! I like it's slightly chocolaty/coffee taste. It would go very good with a satisfying meal. Consistent color all the way around, top to bottom. It is only served in the tap room in 10 ounce glasses. It's higher alcoholic content make it a commodity which cannot be sold in larger volume pints.

Very, very tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2010 21:34:18 | More by RLaurel
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Brewcycler

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-02-2013 02:15:33 | More by Brewcycler
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smanrob

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

02-10-2014 04:03:53 | More by smanrob
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-10-2014 22:11:10 | More by madtrixter787
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David_Knows_Beer

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-29-2013 17:36:40 | More by David_Knows_Beer
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kchannel9

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-23-2011 11:30:36 | More by kchannel9
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BeahDrinkah

South Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've been on a Double Imperial IPA kick over the last few months and I have to share that this DIIPA has become my latest go-to brew. "Sucks" is great. Hopslam's a no-brainer, too, but I'll take Rampage over Hercules or Ruination any day, and I appreciate that I don't have to wait-til-next-year to find it. This thing is loaded with citrus and pine with no off notes to this tasters palate. At $8 a bomber it's fairly priced, as well. Looking forward to finding it on tap someday.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:30:50 | More by BeahDrinkah
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rct828

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-04-2012 05:38:10 | More by rct828
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therobot

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-14-2012 17:11:26 | More by therobot
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Willcourt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-06-2013 02:40:57 | More by Willcourt
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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-09-2013 11:40:39 | More by zahara15
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-15-2012 13:46:47 | More by nmann08
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SeanPowell22

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-16-2014 23:51:51 | More by SeanPowell22
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-03-2014 16:03:53 | More by GClarkage
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tripdout

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-01-2013 01:35:29 | More by tripdout
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-19-2012 02:48:41 | More by jrohrbacher
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber from BevMo in Point Loma and poured it into an "Old Speckled Hen" pint glass.

A: Pours a clean golden/light honey hue with a fat white head that dissipates slowly leaving solid lace in my glass from start to finish.

S: Big citrus hop upfront with a good amount of earthy pine, tropical fruit, salty biscuit, sweet malt and fresh grain.

T: On point with the nose but even more prevalent hop with a big citrus bight, earthy grains, fresh baked bread, carmel malt with just a slight hint of booze at the very end - extremely tasty and well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied, well carbonated with a good amount of bitterness, extremely dry with only a hint of booze at the end(where they hiding all that alcohol ???).

D: Wow - for the style the drinkability is absolutely ridiculous and very friendly. Could pound a few of these in a single sitting - no worries!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 07:24:31 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Buick222

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-03-2012 21:47:47 | More by Buick222
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Seanibus

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear yellow with a huge head. The aroma blasts out of the glass with a vast blast of musky rosemary. The gal or follows, with an intense herbal blast, rosemary and sage, with a savory hop afterburn and a crisp light malt backbone. The finish is dry and boost. Very tasty but intense.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 04:36:45 | More by Seanibus
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell is the familiar california pine hops with a little fruit mixed in. Very pleasant.

Slight but not overwhelming alcohol mouthfeel. Hop flavor is pretty good. Could use a little something else to make it outstanding.

I would definitely recommend it if you like DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:09:32 | More by mendvicdog
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easong

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having previously tasted BD's single IPA and being put off by a grainy backbone and an odd petroleum note in the finish (likely due to a yeast product rather than poor handling), I avoided this double IPA until a trusted bartender pushed one to me. I got a 20 oz. bronze beauty with a dry-hop blast of grapefruit rind from the sturdy half inch head. In the mouth the expected bitterness was mitigated by the citrus nose. The taste was not what I think of as the Imperial IPA style, which tends to have high malt to balance the high alpha bitternness, but instead a classic west coast hop juice in the vein of Pliny or Hop Stoopid. The finish was alcohol and hop oil lining the tongue, astringent in a good way. The lacing on the empty glass left a ring at the level remaining after each sip. A very nice ale and reason for me not to hate on BD any more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2011 01:16:12 | More by easong
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MrTopher

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 22oz bomber into a Duval tulip.

A: Pours a clean straw color, with just a hint of orange color to the overall body. Decently large white head that dissipated pretty slowly, this also leaves a nice lace on the side of the glass.

S: There is a balance of pine and citrus in the nose, they seem to fighting back and forth, but the pine dominates. Some malt sent, but it's dominated by the hop smell more.

T: A lot of resin and pine in the flavor of this one, there is some grapefruit, but more pine and resin, but also some grassy flavors. You can taste the booze near the end of this hop bomb, and that's just what this is a hop bomb. There is very little malt presence.

M: This is very dry, but also has a good full body. The carbonation is perfect, maybe just slightly over carbonated but just perfect for a double like this one.

D: I could add this into a tasting with the greats of PtE, Ruination, Pure Hoppiness and Torpedo; it could go toe to toe with any of these. This is a great West Coast DIPA, and it's a great example of the style. Now I just need to get my hands on some more.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 19:52:44 | More by MrTopher
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Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.