Rampant Imperial IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Rampant Imperial IPARampant Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.14/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Clear amber color. Quarter inch head at first, slowly disappearing. Musty hop aroma. Initial taste is of deep malt, also fairly musty. Lingering hop bitterness. Tasty. Good imperial, not mind-blowing, but I would definitely buy again. For 5 bucks at Whole Foods for a bomber, it's a steal.

Enjoyed on 12/12/14. Enjoy by date 2/15/15. 8.5.% ABV.

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

One of my favorite all-time beers. Great combination of flavors. I'm partial to the Belgium ales in general but this is top shelf.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

A: very clear, looks decent, small head, looks to be nearly all pale malt, maybe a little crystal

S: sweet, normal IIPA smell, nothing too extravagant but what I would expect from a brewery of mediocrity

T: sweet and malt forward to me, hops not strong with this one, not impressed

M: honestly, I felt like it was somewhat watered down. Not gonna say it was thick, but it wasn't dry. Probably a little higher mash temp than what I like in my own iPad

O: it's a decent beer, but nothing I would seek Out. If you are looking to try a IIPA for a first time, this would be a decent starting point unless you already have a taste for hop forward brews

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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