Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
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3.79/5
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2,905 Ratings
Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Huffaroma on 02-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,270
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,905
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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76
Gots:
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1.8/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of adam36
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLev
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
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.

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4.66/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,905 ratings