benfergy (212) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Rampant has a light brown appearance with modest head. The aroma has grassy hops; as I sip it gets more complex, with a light caramel malt, plus a juniper note. I usually find IPAs to not be very smooth, but this one definitely is. Rampant is really a wonderful beer.
TattooJack (162) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought probably ten 6-packs of this beer in the last few months when it was on sale at Jewel on 13th & Ashland (Chicago) for $8.99. It is strong, cold, and very easy drinking. If i want to taste peach, Iíll buy a peach. I want to taste beer, so I bought this beer. The next time I look to identify sugar residual in a beer will be the first time. People over complicate things sometimes, drink beer, be merry, have a good time. If Iím tasting wood notes Iím usually face down on someoneís deck or making out with a redwood tree, but Iíll find the appropriate website to rate those experiences.
andyhwcinc (1516) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Foremost Liquors in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home on the Saturday where the clocks turn back an hour. Appearance is a clearish gold with a thin white head. Aroma of light hops, not much else. Taste is decent, light booze with a moderate hop profile. Less abrasive than a standard impy IPA, but overall decent.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
A moderate yet restrained hop presence in the aroma, that seems out of place for an IIPA. Dank, tropical fruits, and some pine. Iíd love to have the aroma pumped up a lot. I noticed a lot of the backend booziness first, before the hops, which isnít a good thing. Yes, hops are present with orange rind, tropical fruit/peach juice with some nuttiness. But the alcohol kind of wrecks things. Not bad for a starter IIPA to begin someone with. I had much higher expectations though from NB.
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bomber bottle into nonic pint glass. It poured a nice clear golden colour, hard to believe it actually contains any black malt, with extremely firm long-lasting white foam and lace. Very nice appearance. Crisp grainbill with definite residual sweetness, an effective balance to the intense hoppy traits: clean strong bitterness, blackcurrant, peaches, mangos, strawberry, passionfruit, grassy, black peppery. Light-medium body. This kinda beer is best very cold with strong carbonation, but as such it was delicious with a nice fruity aftertaste which finished dry.
GarrettB (1096) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 17th, 2013 - New Belgiumís Rampant IPA is the latest commercial push from one of my Colorado pride type breweries. Oneís out of state NBB choice tended to be Fat Tire, and then came Ranger. Now the Rampant seems readily available here in California, which suggests an aggressive distribution campaign, and maybe a brew worth showing off. The pour props up a heavy 2" head and beneath that, a heavily carbonated murky gold beer with swarms of big bubbles. In spite of the glacial layer of foam, a sticky and piney aroma immediately coats the nostrils, delivering deep pineapple touches and a hemp-like hops aroma. There might even be a bit of mashed banana smoothness and vanilla - a kind of vanilla ice cream and double IPA blend. Hops and hemp make the flavor too, which is much more herbaceous than the nose, passing off notes of rosemary, sod, grapefruit, orange and flowers. The alcohol note isnít too strong, breathing life into the flavors without crushing them. As far as heavier weight IPAs go, this is comparatively mild and light, helping to ease off on some of the gravity Double IPAs bring, while letting drinkers have all the flavors.
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is sweet fruity with pine and flowers. Taste is sweet tropical fruit with hoppy pine, floral and fruit. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and low carbonation.
jksipa (418) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at New Belgium Hub at DEN. Clear medium copper with a one finger lingering white head leaving lots of lace. Big pine and citrus nose with little malts in evidence. Light toffee makes a brief appearance before the full bitterness with grapefruit and resin evident along with some peach. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.
Beerman6686 (4709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was of tropical and citrusy hops. Flavor similar, orangey, fresh and tasty.
Danyel (1076) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light, clear orange with white head. Aroma is grassy, piney, tropical, sweet. Taste has some residual sugar, pine, sweet for style, not a ton if bitterness. Not what I would want from this style.,