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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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billyshears

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2012 14:35:51 | More by billyshears
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Madskill

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2013 03:40:37 | More by Madskill
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DSkilling

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-30-2013 23:19:55 | More by DSkilling
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Jeysun23

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-27-2013 23:44:40 | More by Jeysun23
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FitnessForBeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-29-2014 04:22:58 | More by FitnessForBeer
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tizride

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-27-2012 04:35:48 | More by tizride
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searsclone

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-26-2014 07:40:59 | More by searsclone
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blackcloud

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-03-2013 22:12:38 | More by blackcloud
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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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BilbosNuts

California

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
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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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Rheaume17

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2013 14:51:01 | More by Rheaume17
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Aewachiw

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2013 02:13:02 | More by Aewachiw
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-06-2012 05:18:55 | More by bvermilion
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2014 01:38:00 | More by TheRougeBastard
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EastBay_Nick

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-13-2013 22:09:45 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Geno206

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2013 04:56:21 | More by Geno206
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colforbin73

California

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
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100floods

California

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
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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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Chilly_E

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-03-2014 18:40:03 | More by Chilly_E
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phiberoptik

Ohio

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
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cycoduck

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-28-2012 01:19:00 | More by cycoduck
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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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Celtics17

California

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.