Rampant Imperial IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 12.66%
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
2,426
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 19, 2021
Added:
Feb 24, 2013
Wants:
  79
Gots:
  814
SCORE
85
Very Good
Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
Notes: A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant's finish is bone-dry.
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Rated: 3.89 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 16, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Clear yellow/orange color.

Bright white head; spotty lacing.

Light citrus nose with a hint of vinegar.

Thin mouthfeel.

A hint of honey saves the flavor, but this lacks citrus & is overly bitter.
Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by gmale9000 from New York

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
[Original rating 2014-08-15] Pours clear dark gold with a thin white head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, a little floral. Taste is bitter, boozy, a little soapy.
Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.89 by isaac_barrow from Indiana

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 1.8 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Mar 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2.9 by dcall384 from Indiana

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by adam36 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by JoeLev from Ohio

Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a coppery hazy semi-translucent color with a finger's worth of quickly dissipating white foamy head that barely left any lace.
The aroma had some spritzy sweet onion dankiness over top of some clean sweet biscuits/breadiness. Light white pepper glosses the ends with a little bit of freshly cut grass.
The flavor was a fairly nice balance of the sweet onion to the white pepper and freshly cut grass. Ample amount of the biscuit/bready malts slide in for a further balance. Nice danky hopped aftertaste allowing the malts to escape through smoothly.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with that in between glance of sessionable to sipping quality. I want to pound this, but also am finding the onion dankiness to be invasive enough to cause me to want to sip the more I feel this beer out. Carbonation felt fine and proper with the ABV coinciding with the make up of the beer pretty nice.
Overall, I keep hearing people picking on New Belgium these days, me, well, I'm glad they're in Vermont just goes to show that they brew a good beer and keep us locals on our toes.
Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by Trosper53 from Kentucky

Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 2.81 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 17, 2017
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Rated by Hackattack from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is nice and hoppy.....much more so than Fat Tire. You will like this if you are a hop head.
Apr 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Gravewalker from Washington

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours cloudy yellow with thin fading head. Belgium + IPA with peachy herbal tones and very deep heavy hops. Gets better with each sip. Pares well with spicy foods.
Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Mar 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by Dromines78 from Oklahoma

Mar 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia

Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.22 by S-Taylor from Texas

Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by speedlimit7 from Georgia

Feb 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by Vivs85 from New York

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Ashmothma from Texas

Jan 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by wuthrichj15 from Indiana

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by BeerTest from Florida

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2017
Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 2914 ratings