Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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2,897 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:
2,897
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
808
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,897 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of skaboom420
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 96gpse
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M1A2
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jellikit
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -59.8%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DaveDay5
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wgk
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neilnpk
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shellmate
4.61/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Bustersuess
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nbrio85
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tannerlondon
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,897 ratings.
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