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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

318 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 318
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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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-07-2012 02:59:20 | More by InfernoBoss
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-19-2012 02:02:38 | More by virinow
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 19:57:00 | More by Nolen12
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-23-2012 21:12:36 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2013 00:24:55 | More by Proclarush
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2012 03:52:22 | More by IpeeA
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a very bright orange with an inch and a half of tan head. No lace.

Interesting and spicy scent, pepper, passion fruit, apple, earth and tobacco leaf.

The taste starts sweet, more of a caramel. This is followed by some aloe, earth and a heavy pine taste. A bit of boozy heat is noticeable. Goes down nice and smooth. Slight medicinal aftertaste.

It took me a while to grab this being I haven't liked most of their beers. This one hit the spot, just a bit to sweet. Not a bad go at a DIPA. Give it a little tweak and I might come back for more.

01-08-2012 02:37:23 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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gueuzegossage

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-23-2013 16:17:20 | More by Braz
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danwho

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-17-2013 15:43:52 | More by danwho
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-12-2012 23:15:00 | More by bluckbeyes
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2012 21:24:54 | More by Hessian257
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Pecan

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-16-2013 03:39:52 | More by Pecan
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2013 01:12:18 | More by sansho
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-21-2012 01:45:44 | More by alamode
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2012 00:22:38 | More by DrFunkenstein
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2012 21:08:10 | More by BeerBeast
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eulerthegrape

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

11-12-2013 18:18:40 | More by eulerthegrape
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-13-2014 05:12:43 | More by megamass
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Nugganooch

California

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

Thanks to piercival for the sample hookup. A very noble effort indeed.
Bomber to pint glass - no bottling date present but I assume fresh considering the source.

A: Pours a very clear pale color with some dull copper tones to it. A nice 1 finger cap of foam held tight for quite some time. Lazy intermittent lacing.

S: Candied citrus and grapefruit on the nose upfront that quickly develops into more of a clean mango/peachy and pineapple aroma. Very enticing. Slightly sweetens as it sits.

T: Super juicy blast of fruit flavors - bright grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, mango and orange zest. Like a hop JambaJuice. Piney to boot. Bittered to the limit and maybe even a step beyond. Malt is there but always playing backup to the hops. I pick up some slight caramelness but not really the biscuit it states to have on the label. Faint if even. ABV's really starting to come through in the end. Still finishes dry from all of the bitterness.

M: Sticky and resinous on the tongue that allows the bitters to linger and finish with a dryness to the palate.

D: Superb for a big DIPA. 9% ABV is very well masked here due to the mass of hop usage. Slight bitter harshness noteable.

Make no qualms about it this is a hop bomb. A palate wrecker for sure. If it werent for the slight inbalance of intense bitterness present this would be all 5's for me. It comes off a little harsh to the palate even for me but still delivers well. All in all, a well crafted big west coast style DIPA with some in your face hop flavors that just moved this brewery up a few notches in my book. Similar profile to a Ballast Point Double Dorado with less alcohol presence and more bitterness.
Snoogens!

04-27-2011 23:06:11 | More by Nugganooch
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured chilled in standard ale glass @davewhite4.

A: decent head; dark copper color; low carbonation; ok lacing
S: earthy hop aroma; pancake and syrup smell
T: intense; very malty; overly sweet and very boozy; not my ideal IPA, but I can see how this would appeal to some people's ideals.

Good solid beer; glad that Rodman's had them stocked, and on sale.

05-19-2013 22:31:45 | More by Arithmeticus
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2013 12:23:27 | More by JakeDebus
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baklo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-18-2012 04:15:04 | More by baklo
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afksports

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rampage is a citrus bomb with candy sugar and caramel sweetness to cover the high alcohol. It's not the crispiest, or drying, so not necessarily typically IPA-ish. I'd like to have it fresher. Of course that's my fault, because my buddy Fred got me this fresh and I shit the bed and didn't drink it fresh.

Still, way enjoyable.

10-16-2011 23:39:56 | More by afksports
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1424IpA

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-13-2014 18:51:23 | More by 1424IpA
Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.