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Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
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:
#16,098
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
811
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,901 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of gregb13
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An oniony/garlic presence is there, a bit of alcohol is present. Nothing else really jumping out at me. Would be very nice if a touch sweeter with some citrus notes. Not bad, but rather unremarkable.

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

Photo of Cobrito
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A highly underrated brew. Nice combo of new school and old school hops. The sweet and bitter notes are nicely and uniquely integrated. And a more-than-solid 8.5 abv imperial IPA for less than nine bucks is a great value. Promotional description of beer is pretty much right on.

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Photo of jrborchert74
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Unfortunately this beer was nearing it's best by date and much of the flavor had already disappeared. Would have to try this fresh for a proper review.

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Photo of pianoguy
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Best before Sept 6th is printed on the label. Reviewed on June 21st.

Copper body. Aggressive pour yielded a one inch white head that dissipated rather quickly. Some lacing.

Smell starts out a moderate peach/plum with a slightly sweet malt. No discernible citrus notes. a good bit of an alcohol scent is present.

Big bold bitter hop taste throughout. The malt helps create some balance, But this party is mostly about the hops. It's bitter, and it's a good bitter... A dry somewhat boozy finish.

Average feel. not overly carbonated

My first experience with this beer. I drank a few of these during this review. This is a nice boldly bitter, hop forward IPA. (No grapefruit notes here). The smell could have been stronger... but you gotta love the 8.50 ABV ! (unless your driving....)

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Photo of bakoebel
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGGR
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jscheuf
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a $8.99-9.99 six pack this double IPA kicks ass.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Recondopf
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psychromatic
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

do you like IPAs?

do you like them being even more IPA than regular IPAs are,
with a wonderfully-balanced flavor and smoothness
that belies the sharp alcohol hiding behind the piney citrus notes?

drink this.
drink it VERY MUCH.

it is one of the best IPAs I've had -- right up there with Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA.

it kicks Ranger -- which is pretty good -- right out of the ballpark.

seriously, drink Rampant if you want to know what a really good IPA tastes like.

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Photo of Bpham
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scaryguy4u
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kylo76
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden body, transparent, nice white cap, lots of lacing.

S - Mango, peach, lemon, pine, and a hint of dank wildness. A regular hop parade.

T - Starts flashing fruit, lemon and white peach flesh, mango, middle is short with sweet cracker notes, then sloping away into a spike of bitterness in the close.

M - Brisk carbonation, mild drying in the close.

O - A decent IIPA. The fruit hop notes are flashy, but they fade quickly into a fairly strong bitter close. All told, it does not flash its high ABV, but it delivers. Drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of curasowa
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, pale copper color with one finger of head that fades quickly to a thin cap with streaky lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, a little bready, some fruity notes

Taste: Nice malt base up front, then a steady building of hop notes. Definitely some tree fruit notes initially, then becoming more intense and peppery/spicy and some pine. Its actually quite sharp on the finish, but mellows a bit as it lingers with the malt kicking back in.

The Rest: A pretty solid DIPA. Aroma is a bit weak, but the flavor is pretty balanced.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chauncenation
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2pux
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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