Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
2,901 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#15,529
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
811
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,901 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of aobrehm
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Crisp, golden color with brilliant clarity. Moussy white head that is well retained.

S- Fruity American hop aroma with notes of citrus and melon. Not as in-your-face as many other imperial IPAs.

T- Well-balanced with fruity hop flavor and a grainy malt backbone. Finish is bitter and dry.

F- Moderately low body that dries out quickly. No creaminess.

O- A good but not great Imperial IPA. No flaws, but this is a style of beer that ought to be special.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very pale, clear, head fades quickly. Smells of sweet honey, almost over powering. There may be some hidden melon in there. Again with the melon in the taste not as cloying as I was expecting. Much easier drinking than I expected, not as much bitterness as expected either.

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Photo of Dogleg
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 96gpse
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M1A2
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jellikit
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange. Clear. Thin head, almost non existent.
Smell: Citrus.
Taste: pine, flowers and citrus followed by a bit of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
Overall. Pretty tasty, easy to find IPA. I like it.

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
1.52/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Just brutally bad, not sure what else to say.

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edhizdeid
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveDay5
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark golden color with a dark orange hue. The head is huge, white and soapy with good retention and sticky webs of lacing everywhere. The smell is a mix of dank pine, floral, earthiness, and citrus with a hint of grapefruit along with some sweet malt. The taste is much the same with a hint of peach and sweet bready malts that blend well together, along with a good dosage of hop bitterness. This is a medium beer with a slick feel and barely any alcohol detectable. Overall this is a very good beer. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wgk
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The balance is very nice between hops and malts. New Belgium is a good brand, fairly priced.

Look -- good. NIce lacing.
Smell -- good.
Taste -- very nicely balanced. It is a grown up Ranger
Feel -- Feels like the quality is in it...matches the good balance.
Overall -- I liked the single IPA Ranger, too, but for the money this is my New Belgium IPA winner.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neilnpk
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shellmate
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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