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Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden with a nice amount of white head.

S - Citrus, piney, hoppy. Can't sense much else.

T - Citrus malt with a hoppy bitter finish and bitterer aftertaste which turns into a soapy aftertaste. Some other fruit characteristics but I didn't pick up the peachiness.

M - Medium body and smooth with good amount of carbonation. Alcohol mostly masked.

O - A decent beer for the saturated style. Wouldn't be a go to but would never shy away from it if it was around.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured vigorously with a dense head that never completely diminished. Crystal clear, deep gold color with no turbidity.

Smell - Floral, grassy, tropical fruit notes

Taste - Initial grass/citrus flavor hit my pallet with more of a peach flavor. Not quite as bitter or in your face as would have expected for a IIPA though the bitterness does last on your pallet.

Mouthfeel - Lighter bodied and dry that accentuates bitterness

Overall - Solid beer but not a go to for me in the IIPA category. However, it is unique in that I've not had one with said characteristics

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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