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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 Rampantís finish is bone-dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured from a large bottle, I smell citrus and lotís of hops. I taste lots of hops and bitterness, it has a very clean finished. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-28-13. Strong, sweet, fruity, dusty, bready aroma features celery, pepper, orange, and melon scents. Promising smell. Pours a bubbly brass with a moderate amount of uneven, cream-colored head. Produces good lacing. Sweet, fruity, boozy taste features melon, caramel, pine, cleaning fluid, and pepper flavors. Strong flavors but not particularly delicious ones. In fact, some of the flavors were notably off-putting. The flavor certainly comes nowhere close to living up to the aroma. Spicy, peppery, dry finish and aftertaste with otherwise unremarkable palate effects. New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA isnít completely horrible; itís more of a mix of pretty good and pretty bad aspects. That said, this is among the few double IPAs I have tried that I would say have any actively offensive aspects at all, and that puts it among the worst of the style I have encountered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orangish yellow with mild haze. Aroma of peach and herbal hops. Mild earthiness. Some pine and resin. Flavor is very hop forward with lots of hop bitterness, mild malt and fruit sweetness. Full bodied, some lively carbonation, finishes long, bitter, and dry. This DIPA is well-done and certainly an above average New Belgium beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
New Belgium gave up a little of the flavor and complexity with this one by going for an 8.5% abv. The Ranger IPA does have more complexity to it. However, this is still a great beer. Great taste and a mild, pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bluehentom (6) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
Very nice aroma. Good color and taste but goes not have the happy flavor of the Ranger IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1326) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a thin white head. The aromas are grass, citrus, some light floral. The mouthfeel is dry bitter and has a meady heavy body with good carbonation. The flavors were a little lacking on this one. It kinda fell flat for me. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice floral, grapefruit, pine hoppy aromas. Medium body with average co2. Grapefruit, floral, herbal, citrusy hop flavors with a mild pale malt sweetness___nicely drying finish___good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (270) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
Clear, copper colour with a nice white head. Nice fresh aroma, mostly hops with some pine notes and toffee. Nice mouthfeel, rich, a bit oily feel to it. Taste is soft, some bitterness but mostly itís malts. Itís a very nice IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Man, this one was bitter. I donít shy away from bitter, but it was like an overripe grapefruit rind. Tart and clingy on the tongue. It wasnít horrible, but wouldnít be my first choice for a DIPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle as part of holiday pack. Wow. This beast was strong. Very piney aftertaste.

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