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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear golden amber with a spotty white head and some lacing. Aroma of bready malt and lots of herbal tea with a bit of citrus. Flavor is very bitter with a doughy taste and light alcohol heat. Medium body with soft carbonation. Interesting hop character in this one, very bitter and lots of herbal aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Canít comment on appearance, as I drank it right from the bottle while in a cab in Vegas. Aroma (from the neck) is thick vegetal hops, like a steamy coniferous forest. On the palate this holds true, with an oily piney hoppy character with an odd perfumey presence in the finish. It didnít quite ruin it for me, but did seem intrusive. It was edging on the annoying "bath powder" note I was finding in many of Phillipsí beers not long ago, but not quite that unpleasant (and the base beer was much better too, so maybe this comparison is moot). I have more bottles that I brought home, so I look forward to trying this again with a more critical mindset.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber gold with a frothy cap of white that retains throughout the session.

Aroma: A nice bouquet of skunky citrusy hops. Some pineapple and Ďgrandma perfumeyí yeast.

Taste: Dry malt, spicy yeast. Grapefruit and pineapple. Layers of subtle hops: some herbal spicy hop notes, and some juicy grapefruit hops. Finishes earthy with a rather quick duration. Mouthfeel: Pretty dry, full bodied, prickly carbonation.

Overall: My gut reaction was this isnít what Iím looking for in a Double IPA, then as I drank the second half of the bottle, I began to appreciate the beer for what it is, and how this is a great intro to Double IPAs type of beer. Itís clean, dry and it doesnít bombard you with caramel malt. Itís very drinkable, just missing the bitterness most hop heads look for in a beer that has IPA in the name.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle:   Golden, very clear, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft hop/citrusy nose, a touch of staleness.   Old/stale fruitness up front, soft hop presense, a bit dank and sweaty.   If you wanted a bright IIPA, this isnít it.   Not bad, but its not giving me chub.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Slight pithy finish, pale fruitiness of an unknown origin, and just general dank/sweatiness that I wished werenít there.   Not as dry as others, and a bit more stale/dank/basement like.   Weird fruitiness too, one that isnít part of most IIPAs.   Perhaps from the choice of hops.   Unimpressed.


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This is one of the most pleasing hop aromas that I've come across in an IPA. The taste is interesting and mildly sweet with plenty of depth. He varying character of the different hop varieties come through but do remain in balance. Peach comes through on the back of the palate and pine on the front. While not necessarily sure to be a crowd pleaser (you did pickup and Imperial IPA!), the balance, boldness and depth of this wonderful brew really shine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (501) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
22 oz. Bottle. Pours clear golden frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Medium sweet taste. Very dry finish, medium bitter. Leaves a weird taste in my mouth. Not offensive just different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Clear golden, white head, standard IPA appearance, but aromas as well as flavors are very unique. Not necessarily in a good way or a bad way. What is this? New plastic packaging type of aroma? A flavor I canít relate to anything. The bitterness is moderate, but the hop flavor is just difficult for me to describe. It must be the Mosaic and Calypso hops... I am not very familiar with them. I sort of think an imperial IPA this different should be marketed as such.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (782) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22oz Bottle pours a golden brown color with lots of frothy head. Can taste that alcohol. Hop flavors are more prevalent in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4050) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Biter and malty. Slightly sweet. Decent caramel. Good for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
$4.49 at Grocery Outlet. Really straightforward bright Hoppy bitter beer. The sweetness they talk about on the label is there and very enjoyable.


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