Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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2,900 Ratings
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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:
2,900
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
809
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,900 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of tubeman
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid white head with reasonable stamina and a bright golden body. Respectable lacing later. Nose is mango and pear and general bitter hoppiness.

Taste is tight with carbonation and laced by alcohol but the bitter pine notes kick in to carry this to a decent finish. The texture is close but the abv shows early on in the sip.

This is certainly a serviceable DIPA but probably not among the elite of that style. Worth a go, at least.

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Photo of MusaJames
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Right away as I pour this beer I don't get much of a head. The golden color is dark and impressive. The smell must be intense as I don't have a great sense of smell but holy cow I can smell it clearly. This is a beer full of amazing flavor. I'm getting a fruity flavor but I cannot put my finger on it. The bottle suggests peach but I disagree. This is a Man's beer.

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

Photo of localluthier
2.62/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Easy cheap gets the job done, good for having in the fridge when friends come over.

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Photo of BoOmerG
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erickc
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PackenGreen
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a golden amber with a small head, dissipating quickly. Nose is grassy and fruity. Mouth is enticed by the hop bite and slightly malty flavor. Yum.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with inch of white head. Nose orange, lemon, piney with hints of grassy. Taste is faint but pine, grapefruit, orange, lemon and a little hoppy. Clean finish that doesn't linger. Rather average IPA. For the imperial type I expected much more punch to it. Average beer but ok to drink

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Photo of plumberman63
2.28/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

bitter grassy

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Photo of RanchHand
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billyanania
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Manuel_M
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwinek
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

clear golden in color, big white head. good head retention and lacing. Big bold pine and grassy hop aroma. taste is quite bitter, sharp hop bite. lingering sensation on the tongue. thin to medium bodied, medium carbonation

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Photo of CalebM
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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