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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

321 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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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RemyLebeu

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-28-2013 16:38:28 | More by RemyLebeu
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2013 17:01:40 | More by jamisonspitzer
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-25-2013 21:40:40 | More by lpayette
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured chilled in standard ale glass @davewhite4.

A: decent head; dark copper color; low carbonation; ok lacing
S: earthy hop aroma; pancake and syrup smell
T: intense; very malty; overly sweet and very boozy; not my ideal IPA, but I can see how this would appeal to some people's ideals.

Good solid beer; glad that Rodman's had them stocked, and on sale.

05-19-2013 22:31:45 | More by Arithmeticus
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HKUSPC40

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-13-2013 08:34:30 | More by HKUSPC40
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dapatte2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2013 22:51:02 | More by dapatte2
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2013 12:23:27 | More by JakeDebus
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-08-2013 18:25:38 | More by MrBuckHigh
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-06-2013 03:17:04 | More by aflies
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours a clear light amber color with a quickly fading white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops.

Tastes of the citrus hops with some malt undertones. Hops lead off with citrus and pine notes, but I also pick up a little vegetable-like notes that are not enjoyable. Fairly bitter overall. Hops lead into malt sweetness with some caramel along with toasted bread. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent IIPA, but the vegetable-like hops really hit a note I don't like.

04-29-2013 01:29:41 | More by ocelot2500
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-27-2013 07:53:23 | More by JISurfer
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LSx

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-25-2013 04:36:28 | More by LSx
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willhans8

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-24-2013 08:09:00 | More by willhans8
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tomakeanend

California

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%

Decent American IPA. Visually looks great and very strong. There's plenty of hops there, but they feel weaker. The flavor is very subdued. I was expecting a kick in the teeth, instead this one went down easy. A good DIPA/AIPA for a hot summer's eve, but not world class.

04-22-2013 02:00:09 | More by tomakeanend
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Rast

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-15-2013 01:36:26 | More by Rast
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DrinkBeerThinkBeer

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-14-2013 02:05:37 | More by DrinkBeerThinkBeer
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Chiefmanynames

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-13-2013 19:54:12 | More by Chiefmanynames
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-11-2013 02:49:19 | More by Molson2000
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 19:18:25 | More by Drtfinelli
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2013 00:24:55 | More by Proclarush
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bellb

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2013 00:32:21 | More by bellb
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BeahDrinkah

South Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +20.8%

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.

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

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Medium-strong carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops, flavor is grapefruit hops and hints of caramel. Lingering bitter finish. $8.75 for a 22oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH

03-24-2013 22:09:56 | More by jdhilt
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-23-2013 04:27:16 | More by sendbeer
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

From a 22 oz bottle ordered from Letspour.
Pours a yellow gold with 1/2 inch head.
Light aroma of a laundry room and melon rind.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors are big on the hop end...slight grass, grapefruit, earth. There's a touch of oxidation from shipping, I'm guessing, but it's not major. Overall a flavorful hoppy malt monster with a great elephant label design.

03-10-2013 04:07:23 | More by DenverLogan
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.