BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bluehentom (6) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma. Good color and taste but goes not have the happy flavor of the Ranger IPA
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dyetube (1326) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
minihame2 (270) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle as part of holiday pack. Wow. This beast was strong. Very piney aftertaste.