Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
2,898
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
809
For Trade:
2
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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---

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

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

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

Mouth-feel
Medium body, good balance of bitter to sweet, good carbonation.

Overall
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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