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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JorSince88, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jakecattleco, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

sendbeer, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

oldedog, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of bvermilion
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bvermilion, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of heelsn02
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

heelsn02, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of BfloBrewHound
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BfloBrewHound, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

aflies, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Onelove, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a large mug. 30625 0010324 is the bottle code. I haven't a clue what that means.

Pours clear coppery golden with a nice big white head and strong retention. Lots of carbonation. Pretty beer. Smell is spicy hops. Some grass. Doesn't smell great.

Taste is not bad. Some hay. Some fruit. A little, dry bitter finish. A little floral.

Mouthfeel is lightish and a little slick. Overall, it's pretty good.

snaotheus, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of makasi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

makasi, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DSkilling, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a quickly fading white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops.

Tastes of the citrus hops with some malt undertones. Hops lead off with citrus and pine notes, but I also pick up a little vegetable-like notes that are not enjoyable. Fairly bitter overall. Hops lead into malt sweetness with some caramel along with toasted bread. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent IIPA, but the vegetable-like hops really hit a note I don't like.

ocelot2500, Apr 29, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but the yeast flavor is pretty noticeable.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of illidurit
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass. Orange with a sticky tan head. Aroma is pretty typical. I'm getting tropical citrus with a heavy dose of malt. Flavor starts with toasted malt, progresses toward grapefruit and orange hoppiness, and finishes a bit muddled and malty. Discordant and too malty, but at least it's hoppy too. Squarely 'decent.'

illidurit, Jan 15, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a hazy deep orange with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, some bubbles, good head retention leaves spotty lacing on the glass

S: Citrus, a little bit of tropical fruits in the way of mango, dash of pine apple and underlying caramel

T: Taste followed the nose rather well. Citrus dominates the initial and middle with a subtle juicy tropical fruit element The caramel malt gives it a big backbone and a light booze sting is noticed. Dry and warming in a moderate bitter finish.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O: Decent DIPA.

barleywinefiend, Nov 08, 2012
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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California

#41

Bottled Date: None

A: Clear pale golden yellow with a finger and a half white foam after an aggressive pour. Appears to be well carbonated and the foam does a good job of sticking to the glass as it slowly fades.

S: Moderate hop nose dominated by citrus, pine, and grass. There is a faint tropical fruit air along with some interesting buttery biscuit and bread notes in the background.

T: The hops seem more hot and spicy with a moderate amount of pine and grass on the palate and the fruitiness in the nose takes a step back to let the bitterness take front stage. The fruit that is there is mostly citrus and the tropical notes are nowhere to be found. The malts are minimal again reminiscent of biscuit and buttery bread.

M: Somewhat thin with a good amount of carbonation and linger.

O: The nose showed me a brew with potential but the complexity failed to translate to the palate and overall brew quality. This brew is slightly above average and lacking in complexity. The West Coast is full of IPA's and this beer falls short of being amongst the greats.

ElSid, Jan 03, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored beer with an off-white colored head.

Smells strongly hopped with C-Type Hops. STRONG pine and citrus, if nothing else this was dry hopped by someone with balls. Some papaya and pineapple, but this is mostly grapefruit.

Starts out sweet and strong on the grapefruit flavor. Can taste papaya in here as the second strongest flavor. And that is about it. Tastes good just not complex.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall, OK but no medal. Tastes like an Imperial IPA, just not a complex one. Worth it if it is cheaper than $5 a bomber.

Zorro, Nov 06, 2011
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3.56/5  rDev -7.3%

pholla666, Sep 02, 2014
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.