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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap. Colour...clear amber with a very thick white head. Nose...lightly hoppy with some citrus notes. Palate...quite frothy with loads of citrusy hops and dry earth. The centennials are certainly at the forefront with the hops!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice IPA flavors and malt. This was a big beer so be careful it will hit fast. Nice malts I was impressed with the addition of Centennial hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a clear goldish-yellow with a thick head from a bottle. Aroma is alcohol, citrus. Flavor is some roasted alcohol. High Grav Indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1430) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Elle est blonde et limpide et garnie d’une mousse dans les règles de l’art et ça persiste et ça laisse un motif à la paroi du verre. Elle sent le houblon. C’est résineux. C’est herbacé. On capte des effluves d’agrumes et de bonbons aux fruits, ou encore, de dessert aux pêches. Ça goûte la gomme de pin, le pamplemousse blanc. Une texture résineuse berce le liquide en bouche et donne des coups d’éperons malgré sa douceur. Elle ne se laisse pas apprivoiser facilement. Sous son apparence de bon élève, elle est capable de donner une claque en arrière de la tête. L’alcool est sournois, tel un cheval sauvage. (680-070613)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkbcr (126) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
A bit disappointing. Color and head were decent, but was let down with a lower than expected IBU. The peach finish was a pleasant surprise but I wouldn’t call it an Imperial IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Man, I really wanted to like this. I’m a big fan of ranger and most of the stuff that NB does, but this is just strange. Complete onion bomb. I never believed it until this beer. maybe I don’t like the mosaic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnchabin (3) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
Served in the wrong (pilsner) glass, poured from a bomber. Aroma: Light floral & pine. Yep, pine. Appearance: More pale golden than expected, pours clear. Flattened, but probably the glass. Taste: Strongly pine, typical American hop. More pear/apple than citrus. Bitter in a good way, if not slightly sharp. Lingers. Palate: Again, bitter finish. Lighter bodied than expected. Dry is not unfair. Overall: A lighter DIPA, almost quaffable. But I’m a degenerate. Good beer at a good price. I will buy this again as a potential dinner beer, but not special occasion beer (as with Dale’s Pale Ale or Titan IPA). This beer reminds me how spoiled we are.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1426) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Draft golden. Nose some dank hop, but overwhelming vegetal, like broccoli. Taste bitter hop, some floral. Thankfully the vegetal smell doesn?t carry through the taste. Perhaps a bad keg, a little disappointing for New Belgium. (original rate 2.6) Rerate. This time bottle pour. Nose no vegetal. Some resin, papaya, and sweeter fruit hop. Taste bitter and sweet up front. Moderate lingering bitter finish. . Much better than the first time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (472) - 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 (724) - 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.


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