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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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We didn’t 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 cat’s 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 that’s 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyPlaga (10) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Black Diamond Imperial IPA: A slight aroma of citrus when poured. Very nice head that dissipates slowly. This would be a nice introductory IPA for those new to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (672) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Strong hop, citrus and grassy aromas. Citrus, hop, malt and grassy flavors. Full mouth feel and bitter and citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
pours a clear amber with a small dirty white head, and great lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, floral, and malt. taste is of light grapefruit, caramel, hops, some pine, and malt. ends a little bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2013
24 karat pour with some burnt tangerine highlights and a fluffy eggshell cap. Extremely fragrant aroma of grapefruit pith, Ponderosa, earthy lemongrass, and peppery spice. Flavor is assertive also with bright orange peel, juicy tangelo, and tropical fruits like mango and papaya. Subtle evergreen and caramal notes for balance. Nice, oily mouthfeel that sticks to the teeth and gums. Delicious!

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarinaMarket (210) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
Huge citrus nose, slightly metallic, simcoe in the middle, and blood on the finish. Not terrible, but seems a little overrated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (1950) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Rien de bien complexe ni de savoureux, bon malt, bonne amertume, décente buvabilité. Bon, sans plus.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pretty solid IPA. Good malt, interesting hop flavor, nothing really transcendent but a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bomber pour..2.69 close out bin at stateline...not going in with high expectations on this and to tell you the truth this was an enjoyable double..quite easy to drink with almost no reference pt to the high abv..pretty well done with biscuit malt winning out..could easily polish off a few of these in one setting..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1076) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
Beautiful DIPA. Spirited copper pour with strong grapefruit aroma. One of the more pine-tasting IPAs I've had, which is fantastic. Resin flavor under that, on a solid malt backbone. Requisite bitterness but not overpowering. A bit of lingering sweetness surprisingly. Another spectacular DIPA from a brewery I've never tried before! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gabe444 (4) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
Pine like flavor unique. 9.5% ABV. Tasty yet unique flavor makes this worth a shot. Try it.


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