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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1275) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Burnished gold, thin white head. Nose is tropical fruit, little Belgian yeast. Bitter. Middle is alcohol, green leaves, slightly camalized malt, slight mango. Finish is bitter, a little medicinal. Seems somewhat unbalanced to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2013
Colore ora con schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aroma di erbaceo troppo accentuato che disturba l’olfatto coprendo tutto il resto. Al palato la cosa non è così percettibile a la birra risulta godibile. Si sente bene il fruttato, l’erbaceo, l’amaro secco donato dai luppoli.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Pine and caramel with a decent citrus kick and a hint of tropical fruits. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
For a brewery that didn’t start off with these style of beers, this is really good. Strong citrus hops on the nose. Nice amber color with a white fizzy head. Full and dry palate with good carbonation. Balanced and the hops bitterness is pronounced and doesn’t leave a feeling as if your palate was sanitized. Good to the last drop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5711) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is floral and fruity with lightly sweet honey and cookie maltiness. Sweet bread and hops. Pretty nice. The flavor is very bitter and floral with nice balancing maltiness. Strong bitter finish. The strong malt character does not clash too much with the intense hoppiness. Very nice beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - OCT 12, 2013
Tastes like a 2nd batch, I love hops and don’t know what i’m doing, homebrew. Great hops, and if this was an agricultural review on hops, would get a high score. As for a beer, this is really raw. N.B. can always make a decent beer so I don’t know what they were doing here. Was this a "son-in-law" at the helm brew? Very rough.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapsShenanigan (15) - - OCT 12, 2013
Not a big new Belgium guy, but this is a great 6 pack for the dollar ($6.49). Pretty clear, head is average and doesn't stay around. Clean and crisp easy to drink for a higher alcohol content beer. Get it. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bang for the buck, my favorite Imperial IPA. Clear amber color, great citrus/pine aroma, wonderful slightly sweet on my tongue, with a delightful, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pours a polished brass color with a dense frothy head and good lacing. Light in the aroma with some floral and fruit. Earthy, herbal, floral, citrus, sweet quite a bit going on with a lingering bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (399) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
My introduction to imperial IPAs. Ironically enough, it's the sweetness and not the bitterness that turns me off to this particular beer. The hoppy bitterness is indeed intense, but I find the overt syrupy sweetness that I'm sure was intended to balance the bitterness out ends up making the taste worse. The burnt copper color struck me as unappealing but the head and lacing was nice. I also did appreciate the dry and relatively clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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