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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bleeng (1579) - 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 (1092) - 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 (9829) - 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 (4901) - 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 (1806) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
On tap at Tonyís Darts Away, Burbank. Hazy amber, small head. Intense grapefruity hop aroma. Punchy hop bitterness. One-dimensional, but delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
Strong simcoe hop aroma. Pours a orange/golden with nice white head. Nice dry hoppy finish. Strong lemon/citrus. Some woodiness. Satisfying IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Thanks to shortysdude285 for sending a bottle of this my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a light apricot color with a light bit of haziness. The nose contains a good amount of tropical fruits as the base, along with a bit of citrus hops hitting after the stronger tropical notes subside. The taste hits better with a more-dominant hop presence thatís pretty well integrated and all matching up. Bit of orange in the background. Medium body with only a touch of alcohol. Pretty heavy bitterness. Nice beer all around. Glad to try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-25-2011

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bomber poured into my Stone IPA glass. First beer in a week so I thought that would cause me to likely rate this higher, but alas not so. My bomber says 9% and this entry on RB says 9.5% so maybe I have an old bottle or this entry needs update. Aroma is the best part of this beer, good pine and light pungent scent. Only lightly carbonated and pours rather cloudy yellow/orange. Taste is just "meh", not bad but nothing really stands out. Almost tastes like a beginner homebrew. Thin palate, I will say for a 9% its not hott at all. I recently bought a few IPAís that Iíve never had, which are my most recent ratings, none of them were standouts at all.


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