RateBeer
overall
92
58
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spencerchris (2) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Light golden color with a delicious dry after taste. Nearly a perfect blend of hops and bitter happiness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALthebeerlover (1) - - APR 23, 2014 does not count
This beer is definitely named correctly. Its like a bar fight in your mouth. There is something rough and tumble about this beer that reminds is as sharp as it is sweet. Completely crisp and clean tasting without loss of flavor. Faint floral flavor and aroma with hints of something that reminds me of crisp sweet pears. Definitely worth the price and for all those looking for a cheap night with a high end beer it is a go to. (Get your mind out of the gutter) enjoy!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bales (1) - north liberty, ICELAND - APR 15, 2013 does not count
Best New Belgium yet, love it. any fan of an ipa will be impressed, i fell in love with it’s taste immediately.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
winto (35) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
nose: sawdust and varnish everywhere! well that brings back memories. wow. there’s notes of malty goodness [im thinking cracker jacks] but rather hidden. palate: the woodiness is much less noticeable here. pretty sweet but super pleasant, caramelly but not cloying at all. the prickly carbonation counterpoints well and lifts everything into a spiked spicy cream soda/ginger ale float experience. i say yum. finish is more of the same as it trails off gracefully. mmmmm....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (265) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
This is an amazing showcase of hops. The aroma melds citrus, apricots, pineapple and spruce with the promise of sweet carmel malt. It never follows through on that promise; the unrelenting bitterness that replaces it is a multilayered hop experience. This beer gets back to IIPA’s origins, hop bomb. They don’t need to take the alcohol any higher than its 8.5%, because there’s not supposed to be any "balance." An exemplar of the style with hops that Vinnie hadn’t dreamed of when he started down this road.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (975) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Standard New Belgium bottle with raised neck collar and the simple label. The pour was very clear, a touch more pale amber in shade than a typical DIPA. The head was one to two finger thick. The smell was mostly pine and grapefruit. The taste was quite bitter, with a burst of grapefruit, herbs, and spice right up front. This was a very dry, over the top, "west coast" style DIPA, and I always seem to like them for their singular purpose as a hop delivery vehicle. This was no exception. There was little no malt influence, alcohol burn, or pretense of complexity here. It was like drinking an enamel stripping, head clearing, tongue scraping, hop juice. If you like hops, you will love this. If you don’t like hops, why did you buy a DIPA. A hop bomb picked up at the neighborhood Kroger. My we have come a long way in this country, and I like that.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlihcsnatas (428) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
This is an excellent IPA. Lots of hops that gives a really great hop bite to it but with the extra malts keeping them in check it is not too overpowering. Grabbed a 6 pack and they really hit the spot on a hot day. Will be picking up a whole lot more next time I am at the store to get me through summer. This is my new favorite summer IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Listigovers (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Smells like a flower garden with a slightly citrus note. Golden amber with a forever lasting white head. Extremely complex hop bitterness in the aftertaste, great sparkling palate with a medium body to balance out the dry finish. Not over the top in any way other than quality and flavor, just wonderful. Extremely fresh tasting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpsavage (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
Very tasty, unsure IBU’s but ABV is 8.8. Like it better than Ranger and is priced right.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jemiard (4) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
Found this beer a couple of months ago. I really enjoyed the drinkability of this particular brew.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 81


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50