Rampage Imperial IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Rampage Imperial IPARampage Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
399 Ratings
Rampage Imperial IPARampage Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States
bdbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by berkey on 04-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
399
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Offa
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold, med-big off-white head steadily shrinks to foamy ring & wisps, no real lace.

Aroma is strong grapefruit (faintly caramelized), orange, raisiny grape juice, hint of pineapple.

Taste is spicy grapefruit up front, becoming more bitter by finish and lingering a bit too much in the aftertaste, by which time it is more peppery. It has hint of bitter orange, nice light juicy yeastiness, some good flavour and character overall, firm and holds up well. It’s also not heavy, but it is somewhat too boozy and hot, a bit one-dimensional and lacking in complexity, and somewhat off-balance with peppery-bitter grapefruit dominating a little too much. In the end, this is a good double IPA, but not great.

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

Photo of seeswo
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IpeeA
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hendry
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnished amber with a 1 finger ecru head which lasts for a spell leaving nice lacing.Definately effervescent.

Aroma is an equal blast of sweet malt and dank hops.

Taste is evenly balanced with the dank oily hops blended with a steep malt bill, with a touch of syrupy sweetness to it, certainly qualifies a big beer.A touch of booze is present,mostly in the throat. Moderate bitterness continually tempered by the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily, a bit on the heavy medium side for the style,and slightly prickly carbonation.This one is a sipper, and the finish isn't even near dry.

Overall, those that appreciate big hops and equally big malt will appreciate this one. If a dry finish and tropical aroma/taste are important qualities to you, you might want to pass.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh at the source, not who knows how old and malty from an undated bottle.

Very good DIPA. Tropical cherry, strawberry & Orange starburst candy and sticky dank pine hops in the back. Dry in the finish. I would definitely have this again at the source or if assured a fresh bottle.

Solid stuff.

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Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of mindfuldave
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a quickly fading white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops.

Tastes of the citrus hops with some malt undertones. Hops lead off with citrus and pine notes, but I also pick up a little vegetable-like notes that are not enjoyable. Fairly bitter overall. Hops lead into malt sweetness with some caramel along with toasted bread. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent IIPA, but the vegetable-like hops really hit a note I don't like.

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Photo of shivtim
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 399 ratings