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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

327 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Ndflyfan8, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a nice billowy white head of one finger height. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave some nice lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer huge with a grapefruit citrus smell along with some aromas of a more sweet citrus nature of some tangerine. Along with the citrus are some other tropical fruit smells of pineapple and mango as well as some other hop aromas of a pine and earthy nature. Overall, the aroma is rather hoppy big but quite inviting.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweet and malty flavor with the sweet being mostly of tropical fruits of tangerine and a bit of papaya but also containing caramel and honey flavors. The malty flavor begins more doughy in nature with it later transitioning to a more bready nature. Right from the start there is also a decent sum of a grapefruit hop flavor which grows slightly stronger as the taste advances to the end. With the grapefruit, other hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature come to the tongue, bringing a dank flavor to the tongue. In the end, with all the transitions in the taste that occur, one is left with a moderately citrus/dankly hopped and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a beer of 9% abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. While a slightly thicker body would have likely better accentuated the nice hoppy flavors of the brew, overall the mouthfeel was good as with the moderate body made it rather easy drinking with the lower carbonation bolstering the hop and sweet flavors nicely; really allowing them to stand out a bit more.

Overall – This is a very tasty Imperial. It blends citrus-sweet/hoppy flavors with some more dank hop flavors very nicely, all while creating a very easy drinking brew.

Darkmagus82, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

BenSparks34, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kerry4porters, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

FitnessForBeer, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

kindbeer, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

SeanPowell22, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

drinkin-beeers, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine a few weeks ago for $7.99. No freshness date. Got a notice from TW that it was back in stock so guessing that it was born back in January.

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is fresh tropical and citrus hops, very nice.

Taste is mango, orange, pine that takes over the big malt base.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and medium bodied.

Overall this is a solid beer that i would have again if offered.

arizcards, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ayatsato, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sunsjammer, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Centennial hop brings candied orange, and that's the most dominate flavor from all of the hop characters. Peach notes in this brew. Not much grapefruit, or tropical fruit, and a pine aspect. The look is a dark orange, not a light Imperial IPA. Not much lacing.

The malt sweetness isn't a poweful layer to this IPA. Overall solid. One of the best I've had this year.

Celtics17, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

smanrob, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

paulgarrison, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Paccamacca, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

od_sf, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

makeshifty, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LuauLarry, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

RWACKO, Jan 12, 2014
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.