Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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85
very good
2,898 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:
2,898
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
809
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,898 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a clear dark golden color with decent white head and strong lacing.

S: Bread, hop (pine, peach, orange). Medium strength

T: Piney, some citrus in there also.

F: Light to medium mouthfeel, some bitterness late that lingers.

O: Decent beer but nothing special. Muted flavor with a bit to much bitter. As an imperial there was not enough malt flavor balanced with the bitter. Good, not great.

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Photo of TLWalsh
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper, thin white head. Has a clear hoppy aroma, thin mouthfeel. Plenty of piney hops with a mild fruity flavor. Finishes quite dry. A decent brew, not sure if I could enjoy more than 1 or maybe 2 at a sitting.

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Photo of KingQuinn
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerma
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this brewery never stops impressing me. I thought this was going to taste way to strong but it was good. I can't drink more then one or 2 but it was good.

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Photo of Omniwar
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbierbear
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was decent, but lacked the sweetness and kick normally associated with Imperial beers. I got a lot more of the piney hop taste than the balance created by the sugars from the higher alcohol content. It's pretty much just another variation on their IPA theme.

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emmo739
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.51/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sebas
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hashmads
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ego_bibo_ergo_sum
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dubhlaine
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of msscott1973
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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