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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3147) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle: Clear copper color and a large finger of creamy beige head. Lots of sticking lacing throughout the glass. Nose is ripe with citrus and tropical fruit, some pine. More pine comes through in the taste, lightly floral, and more of the citrus/tropical fruit. Good emphasis on and use of the hop flavors. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
runaway (76) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
22 pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma is of sawdust, orange juice. Flavor has malty caramel, juniper, hops, grapefruit pith with a spicy herbal tea bag bitter finish. Palate is average carbonation, and slightly oily on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Not that high in the hierarchy of double iPas but probably the best Iíve had from this brewer. Aroma and flavor both a little malt heavy for the style, but the sweetness is pretty nice. Iíd like a little more in the way of somatic hops, and more of the faint tropical fruit and citrus. Not bad."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrabona (221) - ITALY - SEP 21, 2014
Beautiful amber copper color. Intensive taste of special hops. Very balanced bitterness. Resine and fruity aromas . I like it very much . Absolutely to try for IPA lovers .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - SEP 15, 2014
cloudy amber color; big, citrusy hop nose; lots of citrusy,piney hop flavor on a medium bodied, biscuity malt base; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy amber to brown color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light stringy lacing glossing along the sides of the glass. The smell had some light sweet citrus hops backed up by a decent sweet sticky caramel malt. The taste followed the aroma. On the palate, this one came through pretty sticky around my tongue. I say this sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still constrained enough to be a good beer. Overall, I say this was a decent DIPA I could have again though probably not necessarily one I would seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4271) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose is grassy with quite a bit of hay in there. Taste is quite bitter, yet remains reasonably light. Drinkable, yet a bit too malty for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaKeAFC (811) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2014
BIG expectations here, going to be awesome. 65 cl bottle, 9%, 88 IBU, 5.50Ä, sadly last bottle found on the shelf. Cracked it open, strong aromatic hops and IPA smell right off the cap.
Appearance: Pours dark copper to orange color, partly hazed, not excessively, big smooth creamy offwhite-yellowish head.
Aroma: Right on the nose, amazing, it has THAT aroma of IPA. IT focuses greatly on the huge, pachidermic amount of american hops, leading to intense fruityness with orange on top, candy orange, pineapple and citrus, lors of resin, some grapefruit and pine. Malt component is smooth, bready, filling in nicely with shades of caramel and sugarcane. Bittering hops glues everything together in the finish. Excellent blend.
Taste: Surprisingly balanced within the massive amounts of ingredients, it finishes up to be 88 IBU, so definitely bitter, but also dampened by sweet malts componends, leading to and intense, aromatic, fairly dry finish. Alcohol is absoltely hidden, it does put gas on fire, but stays behind the scenes.
Palate: mouthfilling, silky texture, umami and tasty not overly thick however. Full bodied, proper soft carbonation. Alcohol does not burn, and itís pleasing.
Overall: Amazing, truly amazing, turned out to be as expectations, a great reward. This is a perfect IPA base, pushed over its limits, i do believe Black Diamond put a lot of efforts into it, and itís absolutely worth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2883) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Gul klar Ýl med et stort skumhoved. Duft af alkohol og citrushumle. Smagen er bitter med en god del citrushumle. Klassisk Californisk old school.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (354) - Napa, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle: Clear, honey color, thick head and great lace. Fresh, clean, ripe, hoppy lift. No green, rubbery edge. Dry to off dry. Not sour and medium to medium high bitterness. Dense which palate and great length. Nice texture and mouthfeel for a West Coast IPA.

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