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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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 itís taste immediately.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
nose: sawdust and varnish everywhere! well that brings back memories. wow. thereís 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 (249) - 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 IIPAís origins, hop bomb. They donít need to take the alcohol any higher than its 8.5%, because thereís not supposed to be any "balance." An exemplar of the style with hops that Vinnie hadnít 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 (953) - 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 donít 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 (296) - 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.

4.5
   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 IBUís 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeworrall (83) - 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.


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