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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

326 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 113
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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Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Gregwa, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

strongaf, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +4.2%

jmccraney, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

New to Maine, pretty nice DIPA.

In a tulip the beer was a hazy copper color with a medium-sized off-white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Lots of piney hops in the aroma. Some citrus, mostly orange. Sweet malt background.

Taste followed form. Resiney, piney hops. Some orange and grapefruit. Malt background.

Viscous mouthfeel, still sweet.

lordofthewiens, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-gold coloring with a thin, sparse, white, filmy surface coating. Aromas of rich, resiny hops with a lemon and grapefruit citrus highlight and a solid caramel backbone. Light, loose, sliding cling while you drink. Flavors are very hop forward, with a shell of bitterness that hits and then opens and fades to showcase a tangy sweet caramel backbone with citrus highlights. Hops spices of pepper and oregano come through to close at the end of the palate, with a tangy kick from the sweet malt backbone balancing once again. Very flavorful. The aftertaste is tart citrus with a tangy, resiny, and bitter hops profile. Slick, light, and slightly dry finish after the beer maintained a light mouthfeel throughout. Very easy to drink despite the slightly elevated ABV. Very smooth and tasty.

GarthDanielson, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottled: unk

Pours golden with a solid quilt of light cream foam. Nose is juicy fruit, a bit too much so, but if toned down a hare, and complemented with just a hint of malt would result in a really fine nose. Nonetheless, I like the nose; I get a ton of tangerine, grapefruit (sweet), orange, pineapple and subtle hints of resin. On second thought, fucken A, good nose. Bitter, not nearly as much flavor as I’d anticipated from the nose. The bitterness is ushered past to reveal, well, body odor flavors. Some peach and weed reside therein. Medium bodied with assertive carb and an off-dry finish. This beer has sooo many qualities that could make it sincerely great. As of now, it’s a decent standby. 3.5/4.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

harrymel, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

LJWalker, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

PEIhop, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, wish I knew the bottle date. Pours a bright orange, with a inch of sticky white head, that leaves lots of lace. Smell is lots of citrus, mango, tangerine, pineapple, pear, and some grapefruit. Taste is all of that, not as special as its smell, but still very nice. Body is medium, nice amount of carbonation, not dry, and easy going down. Very please that this is in New Hampshire now, another DIPA for me to purchase when in the mood.

SawDog505, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

I haven't seen this brewery yet in VT so this is a new entry for me.

Pours a sweet golden color that finishes with a nice white head in my glass. Very nice presentation here.

This one is all about the east coast with lots of pine notes. There's some citrus but not enough to represent WC style.

Ditto on the taste. All about the pine here. Chewy. Buttery. Not a bad combination. Each example has their own niche if you catch my drift.

The niche of the day is pine, pine, pine. Citrus isn't abundant here. Mouthfeel compliments whatever I had with tabasco sauce.

Check it out if the pine-style is your thing.

Brad007, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

brealbg, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev +1%

This beer poured a clear medium orang gold. The creamy, off white head rose to about one and a half fingers. It dissipated within about five minutes, leaving good lacing.
The smell is mostly of pine hops, some honey and caramel notes are present.
The taste is all pine hops up front. In the middle , honey and caramel are slightly noticeable. In the end the pine hops as well as some more grain take charge again. Nice prickly mouthfeel .
I am glad I tried this beer!

Hopfenpeter, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

t0rin0, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Had on tap at Chucks. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small white head on top, rather fizzy with decent retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Some grapefruit, a bit of peppery spice, orange, and some caramelized malt.

T: Upfront more grapefruit and orange peel which is backed by some hefty caramel malt. A bit of pine on the finish, slightly bitter.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. Slight heat from the alcohol.

O: A decent IIPA with a hefty profile. Above average for style, one I would drink again.

mdaschaf, Aug 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Paige, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

vande, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

yeastinfection, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

djtomain, Jul 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Metz, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

A- Pours a hazy golden amber color with a thick head of off white foam. Head has really good retention, leaves some thick lacing and forms a cap that stays with the brew the whole time.

S- Quite a bit of hops starting off. A ton of pine and tropical fruits. A bit of bready malts here too, but hops dominant.

T- Hop dominanted for sure, but something just seems a tad off for me on this one. Follows the nose well, and malts come through a bit stonger than I expected.

M- Sticky and medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation.

O- Not too bad, but there are others that I'd pick up before this one.

nrbw23, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

virinow, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DrunkenMonk, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kevlee722, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

InfernoBoss, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DrFunkenstein, Jun 05, 2012
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.