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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured from a large bottle, I smell citrus and lot’s of hops. I taste lots of hops and bitterness, it has a very clean finished. Not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 30, 2016
8.5%ABV. Imperial IPA. Poured out gold. 8ºSRM. Nose is sweet malt, pine. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has ton of sweet malt and malted sugar with an almost corn syrup sweet. Hops are bright, citrus peel, grapefruit peel burst like when you bite into a yellow grapefruit, then light pine, deep spruce needles with that aromatic oily dimension to it. Some spiciness with deep cilantro maybe some wild scallion. Finish is medium-long with resin predominating. Overall a valiant effort but not a very even tasting ride for me. Maybe because the malt profile was a little one dimensional without much depth although sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (710) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s during New Belgium 25th anniversary celebration. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is skunky, herbal, floral. Hoppy taste has pretty the character. Very pleasant, but not enough of residual sweetness as for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Smells piney and hoppy. Tastes the exact same. This pours a clear gold color, has great lacing and some small head retention. This is an excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2522) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Decent sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Nice citrusy and sappy hops aroma with some tangerine, lemon rind, fresh grass and rice cakes. Color is a medium gold. Lots more piney hops in the flavor with some salty caramel, mint, grapefruit pith and dry grains. Rather zippy on the tongue and imparts a nice tingle from latent carbonation. Moderate alcohol presence. Finishes minty and bitter with some lingering sweet malts and cough syrup. A decent IIPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyChaz (1) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
One of my go to beers. Never disappoints. Good flavor and refreshing. Highly recommend!

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1641) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Clear gold Amber thin Lacy white head; aroma is tobacco cigar notes; flava mild bitter malt woody notes of tobacco; feels medium lively fizzy; finishers dry bitter

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is nice citrus hops, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle pour. Appearance is clear golden yellow with decent sparkle, finger-width white head with poor retention, no lacing. Aroma is floral with citrus and fruit with some background malts. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, creamy texture, average carbonation and floral bitter finish. Overall, not a groundbreaking imperial IPA but decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
12oz 6pack from Xroads. Poured a great looking viscous gold with a dense fluffy bright white head. Aroma is sweet orange marmalade topped toast, apricot skins, yellow grapefruit. Big full body, syrupy, soft carbonation and lingering heat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
A properly hopped and well-balanced DIPA, expected from New Belgium, worth a sixer any time, but watch that 8.5% ABV... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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