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RATINGS: 642   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a lot of plasticky onion with some dank peppery hops and a little sweet malt.

The flavor is a little sweet bready malt followed by a ton of vegetal plasticky green onion that has decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, I donít care for this at all. Itís a bunch of watery onioney / garlicky hops (summit?). Like a very poor manís Gubna. From reading other reviews, I wondered if I got a bad one, since all I get is onion and no fruity piney hops. But the 6 pack tasted the same - I dumped one of them. It tasted similar on draft too, just more subdued and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2013
Aggressive hop aroma and aggressive bitterness to this one. Not very complex - I donít get any of the expected aromas and flavors from the mosaic and calypso additions. Just lots of Centennial. Bitterness is pine resin and grass. Body was nice and carbonation was spot-on. A good DIPA, but very one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Golden bronze and clean for an IIPA. Thin but well sustained head. The aroma is quite subtle, but this drinks with a robust, oily hoppy character, well balanced with a firm malt backdrop. Very easy to quaff. (#4970, 4/4/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a big white head. Aroma is very musty, full of armpits, peach, some mild tropical fruits and light biscuity malts. Flavour brings out truckloads of peaches, citrusy hops, and dry biscuity malts. There is a strange mustiness to it all that I canít really pinpoint. The peach is dominating, along with mildly citrusy hops. Nice and dry body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bagalagalaga (111) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
This oneís better than Ranger, because it packs more alcohol power behind the super hops. The hops are bitter and citrusy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Light caramel with white, sloppy head. Mostly pine and resin aromas. Spruce/pine needles upfront and then a weirdly sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1080) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden with a white head. Potent resinous pine, herbal aroma. Similar flavor, dominated by sharp pine resin, herbal grassiness. Itís alright, but to be honest, I just canít really get into this hop profile, at least not without some other flavors to complement it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (331) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
My new favorite New Belgium beer. Gushing hops to a fruit paradise. For $8.99, best bang and taste for your buck if you want a 6 pack from New Belgium. Serving-bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops, grassy notes. Flavor is big hops. Resiny pine, grass, and fruit. Lots of bitterness, slightly boozy, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - APR 1, 2013
12oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a big frothy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Fruity, grapefruit and pine
Taste: Fruity, caramel, berries and pine resin
A nice IIPA, fruity and bitter.

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