Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

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
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
2,816
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
30.95%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
769
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 477 | Ratings: 2,816
Photo of Moose90
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date: 07JUL13

A – Bright translucent straw yellow with 1" sticky white head. Lighter in color than anticipated, very very light gold.

S – Light chalky notes of lemon and peach. Some pine and earthiness here, maybe a little dirt.

T – Bitter, sweet notes of citrus, lemon, and fresh cut grass.

M – Crisp and smooth, quite light overall for an imperial IPA. Very drinkable.

O – Quite chalky and unique citrus and peach notes. Earthy and organic as well, fresh pine. Very straight-forward and approachable Imperial IPA. Nothing too complex here.

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Photo of Huffaroma
4.96/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Once again another winner from NB.

Just bought this tonight must have been just released.

Appearance, something I haven't seen for sometime as it was not a darker copper as other Ipa's but much more light in appearance more like a regular pale ale.

Smell, great placement of hops in my opinion, leads you down the rabbit hole of depth in the hop addition here. A slight hint of richness in the malt is what I seem to smell.

Taste, well placed IBUs I'm not sure as the level of IBUs but if I could guess it would range in the 80s-90s. Good upfront bite, but there is a slight peach undertone in the finish. Very well made Imperial IPA not so sweet but more balance.

Overall I'll go back for thirds on this one. Bravo NB!

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.
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