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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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We didnít want this to be Jagged Edge on steroids. Thus rather than using the same hop combination, we chose more fruit forward hops to balance out the alcohol in the beer. The medium crystal malt adds a very subtle color and sweetness. Nugget and Millenium hops are used to bitter. Citra is a new variety to the market that has some similar properties to Simcoe but a more pleasant fruitiness; pineapple/mango aromas mixed in with pine and catís pee. Centennial brings candied orange and Amarillo adds big grapefruit. The liquid in the fermenter is dry-hopped three times- each dry hop equal in weight to the dry hop of Jagged Edge. This multi-stage dry hopping is meant to layer the different hop aromas. The beer is fermented cool to suppress fusel alcohol development, and dextrose is added to allow it to attenuate out highly, leaving very little residual sugar. The idea was to avoid that syrupy "gumsmacker" effect thatís sometimes found in Imperial IPAs. Other than barrel aged beers, this is by far our most labor intensive and expensive beer to make. Rampage fans are legion and we believe they deserve nothing less than the very best we can give them.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this out. My pour is a mostly transparent caramel color with a modest white cap on top. A little bit of lace and decent retention on the head. Caramel and light malts lead the aroma, some prickly and spicy pine, grassy hops, and a few spicy notes are there as well. This is a fairly mild double IPA. The caramel malt adds some sweetness but does not dominate. The hops have some light lemon and grapefruit notes, a fair amount of grass, and some prickly pine. The finish feels like it is light or faded. The body is full but a little bit drier than I would expect out of a big DIPA. Slightly spicy and prickly from the alcohol with a creamy carbonation. This DIPA was all right. Nothing about it disappointed, but the flavors were not that strong or unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with grapefruit, oranges and some pine. The flavor is loaded with bitter grapefruit, oranges, resins, a bit of soap and caramel. The palate is full and crisp with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering caramel. A very respectable DIPA, fans of a big caramel malt base will love this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 29, 2012
This is a pretty solid beer all the way through. Good hop aroma, fine orange color. Flavor is pretty consistent, even at slightly warm temperatures. I nice sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
22. Pours a hazy burnished dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that falls down to a thick film--but then the film sticks around forever. Tons of lacing. Tons of mango and grapefruit on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, mango, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Gets a little buttery near the end, unfortunately. Resiny grapefruit rind finish. Nice DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (1094) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Citrussy hops are mainly present on the nose, with some grapefruit in the background. Very dark golden color with a very thin foam top. Some nice, citrussy hops upfront with a unique malty finish. Decent carbonation with some subtle fruity, citrussy flavoring in the background. Overall, a pretty decent brew with some strong hop flavor to it. Iíd give this a C+ rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Great grapefruit nose, slight sweet bitter great hops. Average mouthfeel and slightly hazy yellow appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a nearly-transparent copper with very minimal head. Aroma is intense resinous pine and sweet citrus - excellent. Flavor has an upfront malt/biscuit character followed by some pine and citrus and a bitter finish. Lots of pine and bitterness here, which I almost always love, but the flavor doesnít quite coalesce for me. Still, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin sour citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desperado28 (1) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
Pours a hazy amber color, lots of pine on the nose, the taste follows the smell, not as citrusy or hoppy as a typical double IPA. Goes down smooth with pleasant bitterness on the backend. Masks the strong ABV pretty well. Drinkable, but the aroma and taste are not as pleasant as a lot of this style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Very piney. "Christmas tree up my nose." Taste follows. I feel like I say that a lot but it really does. Finishes clean and smooth do its got that going for it


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