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New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Thanks! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Pale golden, little head. Nose is onion, very fresh hops, garlic & barnyard raw hops,… Taste is same raw fresh barnyard, onion & garlic hops but it is also oddly sweet on top, sugar & white bread,… Yeasty body,… Not bad but if only it was less sweet & less yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
22 fl oz bottle. Grapefruity and slight pine hoppy. Smooth fruity and slight peachy hoppy. Bitter and crisp fruity. Grapefruity and smooth finish. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Pale clear gold, head reduced to rim. Pure fresh citrus hops. Different esters, lupulin. Bitter hops, Thai herbs, floral. Light to medium bodied, hopoil-slick, very dry feel. Excellent IIPA, New Belgium can do it too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at Leuven innovation festival. Clear golden with white head. Lots of herbal hops, marihuana, orange, syrupy sweetness underneath a thick bitterness. There’s some fruits but this is way more on the dank weed side. Medium bodied with sticky feel. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2687) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Clear dark yellow, big fluffy lasting lacing foam head. Bittersweet aroma and taste. Lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201505)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Is it strange that I liked this more, because it wasn’t as "perfect" or "stylish" as I thought it would be? It pours a little more cloudy than I had imagines, and smells, well, a little "primitive"? Anyhow, all that abides when you drink it, A real credit to its kind, full hop flavour, one of which I’m not even sure I can say I have had in a beer before, nice burn on the way down, after some sweet notes, in turn offset by the fine strong alcohol. A lovely beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (192) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) on of the beers that will make it all better lol. so fast to get you hammered and you didn’t even see it coming. this is also a part of my month long IPA binge and its what is up right now. 8.5% abv damn thats a tuff store bought. will turn the most sophisticated hipster into an immediate bogan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6040) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. clear red golden, low carbonation, white head. Sweet perfumed american hop aromatics (pine,lychee). Medium full body, slightly sweet&sticky, well balanced by grassy hop dryness, light onions, parsly finish. Quite drinkable and pleasant enough, but I must admit I am getting more and more annoyed with the style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (121) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle - Hop flavor but not a bitter taste. Citrus notes on the palate. Sweet flavor as well which counters the bitterness. While it has 8.5% alcohol, there is no alcohol taste. Its a good beer but nothing over the top, don’t think I could drink several of these in a row.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eggraid101 (50) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A stylistic favorite of mine that new Belgium did well. I don't love many of their beers but this one hits the mark for an imperial ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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