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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.


WarChef1's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Aroma was nice with citrus and piney notes. The color poured a nice golden color with a nice thick off white head that held throughout and left some nice lacing. Taste was medium bodied, almost sticky and tasted slightly of hop cotton candy. Citrus and pine notes on the palate with a nice caramel sweetness to balance. Finish is dry and nice hop bitterness. Overall a very solid DIPA. Never seen it my area before but will buy again


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical fruits, pine, marmalade. Taste is candied orange peels. A touch too sweet overall but not cloying or syrupy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours orange, medium white head. Piney fruity aroma and flavor. Solid caramel malty backbone. Sweetish with bitter dry finish. Better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (361) - USA - JUN 17, 2015
Fantastica birra, profumi fruttati molto accentuati, frutta tropicale e citrici a sprazzi. Al gusto molto amara a chiudere con un piacevole inizio dolciastro fruttato. A tratti anche di ottima beverinita. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4330) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2015
Thanks Ribafish for sharing this with us at Pivoteka! Misty amber body. Aroma... orange rock candy, malt, slightly stale. Taste... herbal, bitterish, some rock candy, ok, nice, not overbearing, not as stale as it seemed initially. I could believe that this is very very good fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Cloudy Orange/golden coloured, minimal off-white head, grapefruity hoppy nose with notes of caramel. Swet malty, caramel, candy sugar and light grapefruity hoppy with notes of wood and alcohol. Dry bitter sweet finish. Not more than 6 weeks before BBE date, so I need to try it fresh because itís obvious that real hop character fade away.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (401) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Amber colored, a bit hazy, creamy medium off white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt with floral, tropical fruit hop notes. Taste is very sweet pale and caramel malt, biscuit, medium floral and tropical fruity to grapefruit hops aroma and medium bitterness. Dry finish and sweet aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, resiny, medium carbonation. Too sweet and malty for the hops to get the attention they deserve.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, shared at poker night. Hazy medium orange with a creamy off white head. Big resinous hoppy aroma and flavour, oily texture, long bitterness. Malts give it a bit of sweetness. A solid DIPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6026) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. A frothy monster. Exploded from the cap, hinting at some imperfection. Indeed, at first quaff I get a sense of funk I donít want in this style. Itís a meaty beast to be sure .. rich with caramel malt and beefy hop backdrop. But it tastes homemade. (#5935, 2/27/2015)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bomber shared by Mike G over some basketball. Solid drink with aggressive west coast hops. You donít get many ipaís like this anymore so it is nice to revisit the old school way to peel enamel off your teeth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4760) - Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2015
pretty solid, moderate sweetness, moderate citrus hoppyness, pretty old school, a little boring and overplayed but it i what it is


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