jahshuwuh (561) - USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper color, half finger of cream colored head. Smell is an phenolic caramel, almost reminiscent of a barley wine, pine, vanilla, slight soured fruit, some tropical fruit. Taste is a caramel malt sweetness with some earthy hops that aren't overwhelming in bitterness, some citrus flavors, pine hop. Smooth finish with little bitterness, some cracker, bread. The malt sweetness almost over shadows the hops, which isn't typical for the style. It isn't a bad beer, but maybe not a great representation of the style, but an interesting take.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into glass shared withhKes dr.. cleR orNgi pour sith white head.. caramel funk foot aromz.. taste iz similar with potent notes.. good but wowsers..
t4h2c0 (96) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks ok, does not smell like an ipa, bad taste of Band-aids, rubbing alcohol, weird funky belgian ipa flavor. Maybe we got a bad keg in Seattle but this beer sucks ass
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can - This brew pours up a thick, half inch, off-white head and has a strong grapefruit hop aroma. The flavor is full of hops bitterness and citrus with a big load of malt sweetness too. It’s full bodied with a long, pleasantly bitter finish. Very well done. I see the malt is too heavy for some, but for me overloading both the malt and the hops works great here.
riversideAK (6098) - 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 (2733) - 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 (5641) - 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 Monk’s 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 (201) - 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. i’ve been neglecting Rampant for far too long in order to give these other IPAs a shot.
Homer321 (4176) - 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 (6722) - 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.