Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
67.1%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 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:
#15,162
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,901
Liked:
1,948
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
811
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,901 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of Bisco42
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Drbarriga
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good for a not craft beer

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Photo of Weisseguy1
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Completely clear, bright gold color. The head is white, falls quickly, but leaves copious lace. Great aroma...Pine, resin, and grapefruit rind. The taste is forceful...powerful bitterness, some warmth, underlying sweetness, and huge hop flavors. Spice and pepper. It's an assertive beer, and very enjoyable. Very full in body.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KillerJigger
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great for the price! I would love to have this one fresh from New Belgium.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rampant IPA is nothing less than the "go-to" beer for a powerful and satisfying IPA. If you want to drink a beer that gives you an experience more than just a buzz and you want character and flavor that will put you on your ass--in a good way--and you have the palate for a hoppy bold beer, then this is the beer for you. It is impressive how many citrus overtones are packed behind the punch of the hoppiness which is a feat that few can successfully accomplish.

A-This beer pours a rich deep golden amber color somewhat ironically, but has been kissed with a delicate white foam of tickling happiness that is nothing short of perfection. I think you will echo the adage when I say it here, 'don't neglect the head'...and this one has a great one.

S-The aroma is a pleasant balance of rich hoppiness and citrus, orange, and pine, but delicately freckled with subtle hints of nutty zest.

T-The taste is something you must brace yourself for, because the aroma tells tales of a gentle caressing of the tongue and palate. The taste is bold and the hops can kick you in the gut IF you aren't ready for it or if you don't like that, but I think it is safe to say that all who buy a six pack of Rampant are ready for a lashing. Anyways, the malts are well-balanced with the resinous pine and citrus hops which have a unique flavor that I haven't seen in other Imperial IPAs.

Overall-I would say that this beer never fails to disappoint and is my go-to beer when I can't find any other IPA that I haven't tried yet or don't trust to be hoppy enough. New Belgium has done it again and I think Rampant is worth every penny. Just be sure to drink it from a nice glass in order to get the full experience, because the head and appearance are every bit as savory and pleasurable as the flavor itself. Do not mistreat this baby, for she delivers every time.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rjs246
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kingmaxwell
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good strong IPA with bitter hops at the forefront. There is some sweet aroma and a good look. In the same taste arena as other Imperial IPAs. Good strength. Grows as you sip on it.

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Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Very solid Citrus DIPA. Great value as I got the 6-pack for $7.99 at the local grocery store. My new go to DIPA.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a light gold with a finger if ivory white head. Nothing special here on the appearance.
S - Warm sweet peaches and mango, hops and light touches of caramel in the aroma. Very nice.
T - Much more balanced and bitter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Lightly sweet hops upfront, unfortunately the peach is lost in the taste. Heavy bittering hops in the back. Definitely more of a bitter imperial IPA than a sweet one.
O - A very solid and surprisingly, extremely sessional IPA for it being imperial. Would try again at a bar or on draft.
V - Good value, available in six packs of bottles.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkern
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickpd
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeDive
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rampant Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 67.1% out of 100 with 2,901 ratings
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