Butters (3766) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didnít really strike me as very much DIPA, but rather just a really bitter ipa. Nose is kinda nice with a very fresh and floral aroma. But the flavor is too much like licking potpourri or decorative soaps. Uber bitter bite as it finishes is over the top. Really didnít care for this too much.
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Probably the best new Belgium beer Iíve had. Smooth with plenty of punch. Solid beer
commonshawn (378) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma of hops, with a copper color. Even stronger hop flavor, very bitter and dry.
Bitterness a bit too much, could use more malty sweetness to balance and still not lose its purpose,
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What stands out with Rampant for me is the hop combo. Kiwi, mango, tropical fruit galore for the aroma, very pleasant, very grassy as well. Smooth and almost creamy with perfect bitterness and a slightly dry finish. Rampant is pretty damn good for $3.99 a 22oz.
crackedmachine (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly clear with just a light haze, and thin white head. Aromatic grapefruit and pine. Flavor is bitter first and foremost, semi-sweet malt, biscuit, heavy hops and an herbal character not unlike Ranger. Lingering burn on the palate.
badgerben (4404) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color with a small head. Very fruit-filled aroma. Some mango and citrus, along with maybe cherry. Strongly bitter flavor. Quite dry. Mild fruit.
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very light imperial ipa if that makes sense. Not very aromatic, and not really bitter. Very easy drinking. Would be a good gateway ipa I feel.
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CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Let me say that I understand the appeal of such a beer: Under 5 bucks for a bomber of something hoppy that says "Imperial" on it!?!? Sign me up!!! With that said, I really didnít find this beer to deliver. Pour is a clear light gold, with some bone white head that leave beautiful sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Really a pretty beer. Aroma is stone fruit, some citrus, some pine resin...really didnít smack me in the face like I expect out of a IIPA. Taste has some solid bitterness to let you know what it is supposed to be, but the hop varieties get somewhat muddled and even soapy tasting at times. Decent white stone fruit and floral notes throughout. Some light sweet caramel malt. Finish with solid lasting pine bitterness. Dry, carbonated nicely. Overall, I did enjoy this beer, though I didnít feel like it really stood up to the "Imperial" designation. Is this a bad thing? Maybe not, as it drinks nice regardless.
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, grapefruit and floral hops. Dry bitter finish with citrus. Very nice imperial IPA.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Quite pungent up front. Pretty hoppy. The hop flavor is fairly harsh, almost bordering on onion. Pretty tasty.