Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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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
Ratings:
2,901
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
811
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.16/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.92/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Not sure I knew what to expect from this beer but it didn't sit right with me. Perhaps I have gotten away from enjoying the big beers and opting instead for session beers. The hop was in my face and i was unfamiliar with the hops in play. I might not have been in the right mood for this beer or it isn't my style to judge. That being said the Ranger IPA is one of my favorites.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and best by date of "16NOV14" Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a bright, clear gold with 2 fingers of head and great lacing

Smell: Hop forward with citrus zest and slightly subdued

Taste: Bright citrus hop flavor up front with the bitterness falling with a very dry finish

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin but moderate carbonation

Overall: There is a great amount of hop flavor going on, but what is even more impressive is how dry it finishes. A great offering from New Belgium and a solid DIPA thats available in 6 packs.

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

From notes on 11/24/13

Pours a light copper yellow body with a white head. Has a fresh hop smell. Very hoppy aroma. Very bitter flavor. It really hits your palate. Also has a rich caramel taste. Decent beer.

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,901 ratings.
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