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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber. Clear orange copper, off-white foam mostly fades. Fruity fresh hoppy aroma, citrus and pine. Initial taste is bitter resinous citrus pine hop, quickly softening to a mostly fruity hop flavor, grapefruit, peach, apple and pear, subdued sweet malts. Average carbonation, lighter bodied for an Impy, more aggressively hopped. Mild boozy aftertaste. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (601) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden. Frothy white head. Fresh hop aroma. Very nice lacing. Big grapefruit flavor. Sometimes you drink a double and its disappointing because the sweet malt overtakes the bitter. This one is the way I imagine that a double should be. Plenty of bitter like you want, but just enough sweetness to give it great balance. Very tasty and easy drinking for being 8.5%

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (718) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear, golden orange, massive fluffy white head, unparalleled retention and wicked lacing. Nose is resinous hoppiness, guava, passion fruit, citrus, melon, pine. Mouth is medium bodied, thin for the style, bittersweet (emphasis more on the bitter), tropical fruit, cakey malt, mildly soapy towards back end. Another pleasant surprise from NB and very nicely priced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2014
Somewhat surprising as an Imperial IPA, because while it has a goodly amount of hopping, the malts are not as suped-up as I would have expected. It nicely doesnít have quite the degree of bitterness, and has a better finish, than a regular IPA, but there isnít the sense of a richer palate and heightened complexity. Fine, drinkable, just not what I would have liked. Bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
munozjes (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
Best Imperial IPA for the best price. Is great for poor college kids who love good beer.,

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALthebeerlover (1) - - APR 23, 2014 does not count
This beer is definitely named correctly. Its like a bar fight in your mouth. There is something rough and tumble about this beer that reminds is as sharp as it is sweet. Completely crisp and clean tasting without loss of flavor. Faint floral flavor and aroma with hints of something that reminds me of crisp sweet pears. Definitely worth the price and for all those looking for a cheap night with a high end beer it is a go to. (Get your mind out of the gutter) enjoy!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gym399 (26) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
slight citrus aroma. pleasant but slight. very well balanced flavor. one of the tamer imperials iíve had but in a good way. nicely balanced with relatively subtle pine flavors

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
Single bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a clean deep golden hue with a initial huge head and excellent lacework. The aroma is fronted by juicy and dank hop esters like mango, pink grapefruit, watermelon and some resiny notes. Along for the ride is some biscuit and husky malts, dash of Grains of Paradise too. The taste is more refined, moderate bitterness and citrus notes over a layer of basic malts, some sharpened spice tones upon the finish but otherwise a very average DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (598) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours golden with a medium, fluffy, off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is biscuits and piney hops. Flavor is bready malt, biscuit, and piney, citrus hops with some hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
Since DogFish 90 left Memphis I have been looking for a good IPA alternative. This one is with drinking but not in the DF90 category. Been pours a nice coppery color with a rapidly diminishing off white head. Aroma is nice with notes of citrus. . Taste is heavily hopped , intensely bitter with a moderate malt backbone. Not bad


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