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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a medium orange copper- medium fluffy head. Aroma is on the grassy side, still ok citrus and pine- light caramel/toastiness. Flavor is citrus, pine sap, slight stickiness, more grass and herbal notes, some lemon zest- mostly clean in the end. Pretty good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6709) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
draft at Bistro IIPA fest, Hayward, CA. deep golden pour, big agressive hop filled aroma. Solid bitterness, very balanced with pretty substantial malt presence> pretty easy drinking at 9.5%, Real nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Clear orange golden pour. Candy malt honey nose. Piney hops and honey malt. Lingering resiny but viscous finish. Too much honey and therefore too sweet, but nice and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6844) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bomber thanks to Eric. Pours a bright copper color with a medium white head. The nose is all West Coast IIPA; sweet citrus, pine and grapefruit. The flavor is initially mostly citrus, smooth light grains, as it warmed the more defined grapefruit comes to the fore. Pretty nice. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR: Pours a clear bright orange with a well-lacing spotty white head. Has a sharp citrusy grapefruit hoppy nose with some light malty sweetness underneath and floral pine. Starts with a fairly-full pale malty sweetness quickly giving way to a fresh resiny hop flavor and bitterness before finishing slightly drier, crisp and bittersweet. It masks its alcohol fairly well and has a powerful hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Nose is nice and fruity, lots of grapefruit and orange as well as pale malt sweetness, hints of sugars are here and there. Pours golden orange, nice clarity, nice head retention. Very fruity initially, nice malt hop balance creates a fruity iipa. Citrus, grapefruit, orange, pale malt, light floral and pine notes. Lingering citrus skin resin notes. Nice drinkability, not overly sweet, well balanced. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
22 oz. bomber. poured an orangish gold with very little notes. smooth for an imperial, has a little off flavors possibly to unfreshness, but a decent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
22oz bottle from BevMo. Lightly hazed golden orange with a fluffy off white head, nice lacing. BIG nose of Citrus and resiny hops, light malts in the back ground. Medium - heavy bitterness on the palate. A very underrated IIPA in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bomber from Hi Times. Pours clearish orange with a small white head that leaves good lace. Smells musty and earthy hoppy with some citrus. Tastes astringent and sweet and musty hoppy. Not that great. I guess its the malts that are weird. Medium body, subdued carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at SD Brew Co. Clear bright amber pour, with forever lace. Huge floral hops. Massively sweet. Tiny bitter back. Complete hop bomb. If thatís your deal, then youíll love it. It is what it is. I liked it a lot.

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