Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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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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Ratings: 2,900 |  Reviews: 485
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow-orange with two fingers thick of creamy off-white colored head, settles to a thin layer with big fingers of lace on the glass. Smell: ?! there's nothing here... all light... stone fruit, floral, windex... cardboard-ish... oxidation issues? this is best by June something! Taste: nectarine, white grape, herbal, citrus rind, garlicky. Drinking this fairly warm and it's not good. Not good at all! If the aroma wasn't absentee, would be better...? Will revisit.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Brewsky
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at my local watering hole into a pilsner glass. Nice clear golden color with a pillowy white head that lingers. Fruity smell with hints of peach and resin. Taste is sweet with notes of creosote and tar, along with fruity characteristics of peach and grapefruit. Not a lot of bitterness here, but the flavors hide the taste of alcohol well for an Imperial.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of leefx
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

01/03/2017 — 4/3.5/3.75/4/3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,900 ratings.
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