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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

333 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of DenverLogan
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

DenverLogan, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of emilylee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

emilylee, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of bpasquini
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bpasquini, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Madskill
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Madskill, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of billyshears
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

billyshears, May 26, 2012
Photo of berkey
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hopyard San Ramon 04/12/10. Served in a standard pint glass.

Somewhat deep but clear orange amber in color. Not much of a head to speak of.

Aroma yields a great balance of leafy bitter hop pungency and sweet citrus notes. That's about all I'm getting but what else do you need in this style really?

Citrus flavors are not as strong as on the the aroma but still pleasant. There's also a fairly prominent residual dry bitterness on the aftertaste which is really enjoyable in my opinion. My one small gripe against this beer is that I'd like a little more complexity mid sip, there's citrus on the entry and bitterness on the finish but not much to bridge the two.

Carbonation is mild and the finish is dry. Easy drinking for the style, don't know the ABV but I'm assuming this in the 8% range and the alcohol is nice and subtle.

Ovrall the important pieces are essentially all in place for a solid West Coast DIPA. A very good beer I'll revisit when it shows up again even with all the great options available. Impressive.

berkey, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of Metz
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Metz, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of searsclone
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

searsclone, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of DSkilling
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DSkilling, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of FitnessForBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

FitnessForBeer, May 29, 2014
Photo of rickcrip76
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

rickcrip76, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of tizride
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tizride, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of blackcloud
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Rast
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Rast, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Aewachiw
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Aewachiw, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of BilbosNuts
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BilbosNuts, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Buick222
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Buick222, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Chilly_E
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Chilly_E, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of TheRougeBastard
4/5  rDev +4.2%

TheRougeBastard, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Rheaume17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rheaume17, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of bvermilion
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bvermilion, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of EastBay_Nick
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Geno206
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
Photo of colforbin73
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

colforbin73, Mar 12, 2011
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
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.