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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 Rampantís finish is bone-dry.


2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft golden. Nose some dank hop, but overwhelming vegetal, like broccoli. Taste bitter hop, some floral. Thankfully the vegetal smell doesnít carry through the taste. Perhaps a bad keg, a little disappointing for New Belgium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12 oz bottle: Pours light yellow, big fluffy head. Aroma of citrus hops and heavy malt backbone. Taste is balanced with good bitter hop flavor and heavy malt. Too much malt for my preference in the style. A little astringent on the palate, not easy to drink after about 1/2 way through the glass. Pretty good, strong IPA but not the best example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Citrus, Herbal, earthy aroma. Citrus/grapefruit, spicy, floral/herbal hop flavors--with lingering sweetness, and a little light caramel and bready malt. An apricot-like flavor in finish. Pretty substantial bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUN 25, 2013
Why the low ratings on this? Its just ranger with a bit more hops and alcohol, it tastes great and is reasonably priced. There is something about being called a double ipa that creates unreasonably high expectations among beer raters. I gaurantee you if this were sold and classified as a standard ipa, it would get much higher ratings and people would agree that it is an improvement on ranger. Of course its not as sophisticated and balanced as the heavywieghts of the style, but did anyone expect that from new belgium? Remember that your paying 8 per six pack and just enjoy and stop comparing to hopslam.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onionkid (370) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of hops and orange zest. The taste starts off with a layered hop profile, with some sweetness in the middle and finishes with a nice bitterness. Great IPA, better than their Ranger beer. 8.5% alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Big and piney nose and flavor profile. Fairly dry all over the place. Itís a decent DIPA, and really you canít beat $8 a 6er! Will buy off and on this summer for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thudstrum (18) - - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle pour. Crystal clear copper color. Very carbonated. Great taste with dry finish. Recent favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
DIPA version of their Ranger. If you like Ranger youíll like this. There is a similar hop profile only more so and the malt profile is similar but also more potent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On draught at Yard House in Scottsdale. The beer is a clear copper-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and roasted malt. Medium body with a resiny hops character and notes of toasted malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Nose of pine, citrus and soap. Tastes like pine and alcohol. The alcohol, gas taste really starts to shine as it warms. Pretty poor dipa.


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