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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
87
very good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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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BfloBrewHound

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-02-2013 15:34:58 | More by BfloBrewHound
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tripdout

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-01-2013 01:35:29 | More by tripdout
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-29-2013 17:06:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Jeysun23

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2013 04:01:30 | More by Durge
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Foggy orange with white not so dense head, and not a ton of lacing.

S - Lots of citrus but not too aromatic overall.

T - Huge taste of orange with bitter hops countering the sweetness and heat from the alcohol. Underlying malts leave a taste of caramel which gives way to a earthy hop aftertaste.

M - Medium body with nice biting carbonation. Oily resinous mouthfeel that lingers.

O - At first I did not like this. The initial taste of orange was too much and reminded me of brass monkeys from college. After enough sips the hop flavor, which comes out strong in the aftertaste, balanced the fruityness. Ultimately this is still a bit too fruity for my liking but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 01:57:06 | More by JAFoley
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber w/o bottling date/freshness info

Pours clouded darker apricot, quality looking khaki head, stays nicely, then goes to a fine bubble film and leaves spotty lace.

Tropical fruit nose with pineapple coming forward.

Tasty DIPA, tropical notes, lime, spice, more pineapple, well hoped with pine and resin, enough malt to boost drinkability and quite pleasant on the palate.

Love the style, like everybody else in BA, this is an quality example and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 14:24:28 | More by Billolick
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gueuzegossage

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-15-2013 00:22:26 | More by gueuzegossage
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Deadhead670

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-14-2013 08:42:17 | More by Deadhead670
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-08-2013 19:57:00 | More by Nolen12
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pear, caramel, floral, pine, grass, honey, bread, toast, and floral earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and caramel/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, floral, pine, grass, light caramel, bread, toast, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, peach, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops with a moderate caramel/bready malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial IPA. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with moderate caramel/bready malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:58:22 | More by superspak
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-07-2013 03:19:08 | More by jkball01
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-05-2013 07:26:19 | More by Cynic-ale
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2013 01:54:37 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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ARaces23

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-03-2013 05:58:00 | More by ARaces23
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JorSince88

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-26-2013 02:08:08 | More by JorSince88
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b-one

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-22-2013 02:47:46 | More by b-one
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EastBay_Nick

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-13-2013 22:09:45 | More by EastBay_Nick
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-09-2013 17:13:09 | More by jderosia603
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Aewachiw

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-30-2013 23:19:55 | More by DSkilling
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-30-2013 18:51:56 | More by Jmick28
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indiana

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-30-2013 02:12:27 | More by indiana
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Hendry

Vermont

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnished amber with a 1 finger ecru head which lasts for a spell leaving nice lacing.Definately effervescent.

Aroma is an equal blast of sweet malt and dank hops.

Taste is evenly balanced with the dank oily hops blended with a steep malt bill, with a touch of syrupy sweetness to it, certainly qualifies a big beer.A touch of booze is present,mostly in the throat. Moderate bitterness continually tempered by the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily, a bit on the heavy medium side for the style,and slightly prickly carbonation.This one is a sipper, and the finish isn't even near dry.

Overall, those that appreciate big hops and equally big malt will appreciate this one. If a dry finish and tropical aroma/taste are important qualities to you, you might want to pass.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 04:30:43 | More by Hendry
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-25-2013 01:56:17 | More by 510a
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.