Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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2,896 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:
2,896
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
808
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,896 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zzachm18
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BFCarr
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid imperial Imperial IPA.

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulytasker
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold color with a huge 2-3 finger thick foamy off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and dissipated very, very slowly, leaving very impressive foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Excellent head retention, this cloudy spectacle dropped as slow as the ice caps are melting, leaving foamy caverns as it sank.

Smells of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, guava, caramel, herbs, scallions, tropical fruit, fresh citrus hops, light graham cracker and a mix of piney hops and/or peppery hop spices. More malt and balance come through with each additional whiff, making this very nice to breath in.

Tastes like it smells with toasted grains, biscuit, brown sugar and honeydew melon added to the the same flavors present in the nose: tangerine, grapefruit, peach, guava, caramel, herbs, scallions, tropical fruit, fresh citrus hops, light graham cracker and a mix of piney hops and/or peppery hop spices. Doesn't come off as hop dominant as the aroma, but the balance is quite nice and hides the 8.5% ABV perfectly. The malty sweetness keeps the bitterness in check and makes this bordering on a session beer for me.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy with light to average carbonation, a medium body and enough bitterness to pull off the DIPA status yet enough malt backbone to make it easy drinking. Overall a fine offering, very enjoyable.

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Photo of cbaz
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taylor_Wayne_Wilson
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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A very powerful IPA. If you don't like bitter beers, this one is not for you. For me, it's a little overpowering for the first few sips, but quickly becomes a very tasty beer. A bit of a copper color with a very white head. The hops are VERY apparent, and I almost tasted a hint of citrus.

This is one of my absolute favorite IPAs, usually being drank once or twice a week.

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Photo of rjd722
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tiitomireles
4.81/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scmtim
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsmith313
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hos
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,896 ratings.
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