Rampage Imperial IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
A: Pours a transparent light amber and copper color with a limited white head that dissipates to a small ring around the top. There appears to be a light amount of carbonation.
S: There is an assertive hop profile in the nose. Sweet fruitiness and citrus fruits (grapefruit) accompany the hop backbone. There is also some hop piney aromas present. A light biscuity malt scent finishes off the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but with a bit less hoppy taste and more pronounced biscuit malts. There is still the piney hops and citrus fruits as well.
M: This is a medium bodied beer, but it seems a bit watery. There is no carbonation in the feel at all.
O: This is a fine tasting IPA, but it seems a bit toned down for a DIPA. It is certainly drinkable and overall, not a bad offering.
11-05-2011 22:08:58 | More by BilbosNuts
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
this is sort of a scary beer. because it comes in with a whopping 9%ABV yet it is emminently smooth and drinkable. you could get in trouble with this bad boy if you didn't know what you were drinkin'. i would put it up there with the Green Flash Imperial IPA and SN Torpedo, which both go down almost too easy for the alcohol punch they pack.
pours a nice clear amber, foams up to a two finger head and leaves a little lacing as you drink it down, but it is a clean fresh tasting beer -- not one you would expect to be "chewey" and thick. this is the IIPA you are after!
the hop aroma is excellent, on the grapefruity side but with a nice piney bite -- they say it is TRIPLE DRY HOPPED, i wish they would give some indication of the varieties they use. they are trying to bowl you over with the hops here and they actually do better than that -- the bitterness level is appropriate, not overpowering, it finishes clean and your palate is not ruinated. you can appreciate a fresh tasting hoppy brew here, they are not killing you with IBUs.
they did a nice job with this beer -- their regular IPA the jagged edge is quite good too -- a quality session brew.
03-12-2011 04:24:50 | More by colforbin73
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
Picked up at Healthy Spirits in SF. Had this brewey's Quad and hated it, but the DIPA, I've been told is another story.
Pours a murky hazed golden hue. I smell a good balance of malt and citrus. Both come through with a clean finish.
Nice and hoppy, but not uber bitter. The reminds me of a less balanced Marin IPA. First sip presents a surge of malt, grapefruit and pine flavors at first. There is a heavily malted after taste. This beer has a nice, floral hop presentation. The mouthfeel is good, but I can sense that if this beer was warmer than it is now (it's pretty chilled) that it would be too sugary and sticky. Great textbook DIPA. Solid effort.
10-26-2010 23:47:06 | More by 100floods
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a bright, clear gold with orange hue. Lighter in color than most IIPAs I am used to but very clear and looks refreshing. Lots of lacing after the moderate head dissipates.
Smells slightly musty and dank but very full of citrus hops. I have to admit, after reading some other reviews, I get the apricot aromas as well.
Hop forward with citrus notes in the middle... maybe lemon, and finishes quite bitter with a lingering malt after taste.
Bubbly, holding a layer of head. Medium bodied, not too resiny.
A tasty beer and one to get, especially for the cost. Not mind blowing but most definitely a tasty and fragrant IIPA when fresh.
05-20-2012 03:38:48 | More by phiberoptik
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
02-18-2014 08:11:01 | More by Celtics17
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.