riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dough cotton candy white sugar a little tropical fruit notes I guess. Hazy brown orange pour, nice head and lace. Flavors of cotton candy white sugar dough dank more cotton candy. Definitely a odd yeast aspect to this one. Not too hoppy. Full bodied alcohol apparent.
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible double is beer. Bitter and really hoy. Bitter finish and ours orange in color. Had this one at fountainhead.
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ben4321 (5356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Monkís Pub, 7/8/14
Aroma: The nose is pretty full flavored, lots of grapefruit, some resin, and a bit of caramel
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange-amber color with an off-white colored head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, resiny bitterness with some malty sweetness as well
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a pretty solid mouthfeel, and a touch of heat
It seems like so long ago that I was drinking this beer and watching Germany absolutely destroy Brazil. Hard to believe that was only July 8th. What a crazy game! As for the beer, this one is plenty solid. Worth checking out.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma: pineapple, toffee, some funky pizza dough. appearance: coppery red body with thick and foamy off-white head. taste: the malt backbone is strong in this one--and overrides the lemon peel, grapefruit, and pine that reside in the background for much the duration until the end when they burst with bitterness but little flavor. palate: sticky...harsh finish.
overall: meh, not a real showcase for the hops, so not what i expected. too malty. still good? yes. buy it again at 11 dollars for four cans? no. iíve been neglecting Rampant for far too long in order to give these other IPAs a shot.
Homer321 (3755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to glass. Immediately a strong caramel malt and toffee nose like a barleywine. Moderately hoppy, almost a cheeselike note to it though. Moderately piney as I keep sniffing. Pour is nearly red with a small off white head. Holy intense malt and hops. Moderate toffee and caramel initially, then bitterness kicks in with some grassy hop flavor. Alcohol more than noticeable in this one. Quite warming. OK, overall but a tad sweet for my taste, and the alcohol could be better masked/fermented to be less up front.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Clear dark amber color with ivory foam. Malty marshmallow, cotton candi aromas with mild herbal, green hoppage. Medium bodied with soft co2. Sweet pale malt flavors with spicy, bitter pine hoppage____mild alcohol twang to finish----good.
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours with a clear yet deep ruby red to amber body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up resiny pine hops first and foremost and then it gets into sort of red apple mixed with mild notes of earthy tea and cherry like fruitiness. The taste starts with firm resiny bitter pine hops riding on a sea of various sweet malt notes to slightly crystal malt sweetness. To midway hints of fruity esters are considered amid all the pine hoppiness just as a sliver of earthy tea murmurs thinly to the surface. Rereading this it doesnít seem all the appealing but it pulls it off with largely resiny pine hoppiness thatís tempered by various sweet notes. Nice.
574deadzone (1337) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark gold toward amber with a thick off-white head that settles slowly and leaves some foamy lace. Nose involves some stone fruit, peaches, pine resin, honey, some spice, some oranges, Pretty sweet, somewhat bitter. Fuller bodied, oily, dense, fair action, with a soapy lingering hop oil finish. Not sure what to say. It has some good qualities, but mostly the body is overbearing, the nose isnít that great, and itís too sweet. So nope, not for me.
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark amber with a full 2" white head, waves and blobs of lace. Aroma is an appealing combo of caramel malt and citrus. Taste is strong caramel malt that moves evenly through the palate to a solid citrus hop finish. Both sides take their turn, and both are equally strong. This is a well-conceived brew, and absolutely satisfying. Highly recommended.
Steverus0 (252) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium copper with toffee head nicely thick and lacing down my IPA glass.
Aroma is mostly florals with a hint of citrus hops not surprising for a double.
Taste is inordinately balanced for a double with strong floral and grassy hops and a notable malty backbone to help this brew stand. A very slight alcohol burn complements a chewy mouthfeel that still, through mild carbonation still manages to remain approachable.
A bold finish pairs well with another sip.
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