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.

Added by Huffaroma on 02-24-2013

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rampant Imperial IPA
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
---from bottle to pint glass---

Bright-Clear golden color, Two fingers of white head, great lacing.

Whoa! Bright citrus, bit of pine, loads of grapefruit, and a little funky/earthy aroma. I dig!

Powerful piney and grassy flavors at first, but they give way to juicy citrus. Sweet malt sticks around.

Medium body, good balance of bitter to sweet, good carbonation.

Overwhelming resinous flavor at first sip, but overall very good. Smells great, looks like a miller lite with great lacing. I’d drink this again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter
Best before: 02Mar14

A: Pours a golden yellow with just a sliver of slightly off white colored head. Great clarity. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Real nice nose. Some dank resinous notes, citrus rind, a bit of booze, some orange/tangerine flesh, balancing sweet malts. Kind of smells like a several month old Hopslam (not a fresh Hopslam, but a positive statement nonetheless). Very nice.

T: Citrus rind and piney hop bitterness, some spicy and floral hop notes as well. Malt backbone is faint, this is really a hop bomb.

M/D: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, very smooth for the style, good drinkability. Great mouthfeel here.

O: Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. A very good DIPA, from top to bottom. I will certainly purchase and enjoy this one again in the future.

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Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,898 ratings.
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