Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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2,900 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:
2,900
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
809
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,900 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of rasterman
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of esiason14
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite New Belgium brew...not too hoppy, not to malty, just right.

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Photo of steevo24
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AceDBaby
4.82/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just happened to try this one day while out on a beer run and I found a jewel of an IPA! Very heavy on the ABV but with a really smooth peachy taste. Not so heavy on the pine like the Ranger. The look is a lot cleaner as well. Pours clear with a good head on it also.

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

Photo of Vlaminck
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Too much hop bitterness, not enough hop flavor. I have no idea why they say this tastes like peaches.

Edit: After having a few of these (I bought a six-pack), I still don't get any peach flavor but it has definitely grown on me. A good everyday IIPA.

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

Photo of DanG3
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A toasted malt aroma with some hops and floral scents
Appearance- A golden yellow color with a small white head
Taste- Has a mild grass and malt flavor, not bad very understated
Palate- A mild brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- Not a bad brew. It is pretty good but not a stand out.

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

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

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woogidyboogidy
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the price, this one is hard to beat for the DIPA fan.

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Photo of Kmahle1985
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not bad at all, goes down smooth with a kick of hops

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cluker
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pietryh
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CJNAPS
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacQ32
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bisco42
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,900 ratings.
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