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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3577) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng shared at May tasting. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral and hemp. Bitter flavor upfront with dry grapefruit finish. A good IIPA from Black Diamond.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a mostly clear, amber-ish color with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of grapefruit, orange, citrus and light alcohol. Taste is of some nice citrus hops, light tropical fruits, light malt and a little bit of lingering alcohol. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22 oz bomber from boamr, thanks Ryan. Ryan and I worked out a trade awhile back and this was one of the agreed upon bottles. Well when we finally did the trade some time had passed so this is not the freshest bottle considering itís a DIPA. Aroma of dry citrus, vanilla, caramel, crusty bread and hops. Poured a hazy orange body with a smaller foamy off white head. Medium boided with average carbonation and only a hint of btterness on the finish. Flavor of juicy oranges, vanilla, caramel, dry ornage rind and crusty breads. Solid and if this was fresh Iím wondering how much better it could have been, or perhaps it just held up well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of cardboard grapefruit, orange, and plastic. Flavor is mediocre hops, grapefruit, and orange. Average mouthfeel. Meh.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bleeng (1523) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle shared at the May 2011 Houston RB tasting. Light gold and clear. Nose of oranges and dankness-could be stale. Taste comes off very hot and one-dimensional, not super hoppy but very tart and supremely bitter on the end. I did not enjoy this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
bottle thanks to bleeng who shared it at the May Houston RB tasting. Pours a clear amber with white bubbles in lieu of head. Nose is of orange rind, but has an artificial and concentrated smell. Taste is earthy and citrus. Mouthfeel is thin with alcohol noticeable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to bleeng for bringing this beer. Pours a orangish color with small white head. Nose is dank hops and orange. Flavor is not as hoppy as expected, with pithy notes on the end. Okay, but maybe a bit too pithy for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and some lighter fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, floral, the same lighter fruitiness, and some breadiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4626) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber. Big spruce and wood scent. Nice woody spruce, kiwi and pineapple taste. Strong alcohol and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a vibrant, translucent copper with a thin white head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, dank bud and grain.

Taste: Grapefruit,tangerine followed by sturdy bitter pine, fairly dry malt. Finishes with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall: Really balanced, hoppy and nice to look at.


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