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RATINGS: 694   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 Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Well okay, then. Amber-tinted clear gold with a small white head. Nose of resin, tangerine, herbal and tea notes, ginger, and some garlicky-spring onion notes. The taste showcases the not-so-great latter aromas with an added sweetness. More sweet than bitter. Didn’t like it enough to finish, but it was -- I guess -- drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1460) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Tasted from bomber bottle into nonic pint glass. It poured a nice clear golden colour, hard to believe it actually contains any black malt, with extremely firm long-lasting white foam and lace. Very nice appearance. Crisp grainbill with definite residual sweetness, an effective balance to the intense hoppy traits: clean strong bitterness, blackcurrant, peaches, mangos, strawberry, passionfruit, grassy, black peppery. Light-medium body. This kinda beer is best very cold with strong carbonation, but as such it was delicious with a nice fruity aftertaste which finished dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1061) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
March 17th, 2013 - New Belgium’s Rampant IPA is the latest commercial push from one of my Colorado pride type breweries. One’s out of state NBB choice tended to be Fat Tire, and then came Ranger. Now the Rampant seems readily available here in California, which suggests an aggressive distribution campaign, and maybe a brew worth showing off. The pour props up a heavy 2" head and beneath that, a heavily carbonated murky gold beer with swarms of big bubbles. In spite of the glacial layer of foam, a sticky and piney aroma immediately coats the nostrils, delivering deep pineapple touches and a hemp-like hops aroma. There might even be a bit of mashed banana smoothness and vanilla - a kind of vanilla ice cream and double IPA blend. Hops and hemp make the flavor too, which is much more herbaceous than the nose, passing off notes of rosemary, sod, grapefruit, orange and flowers. The alcohol note isn’t too strong, breathing life into the flavors without crushing them. As far as heavier weight IPAs go, this is comparatively mild and light, helping to ease off on some of the gravity Double IPAs bring, while letting drinkers have all the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (597) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
750 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is sweet fruity with pine and flowers. Taste is sweet tropical fruit with hoppy pine, floral and fruit. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (391) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle at New Belgium Hub at DEN. Clear medium copper with a one finger lingering white head leaving lots of lace. Big pine and citrus nose with little malts in evidence. Light toffee makes a brief appearance before the full bitterness with grapefruit and resin evident along with some peach. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4475) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was of tropical and citrusy hops. Flavor similar, orangey, fresh and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (882) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours light, clear orange with white head. Aroma is grassy, piney, tropical, sweet. Taste has some residual sugar, pine, sweet for style, not a ton if bitterness. Not what I would want from this style.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Clear reddish brown with a thick head. Lots of alochol that is disguised by the sweet caramel and a nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeNowick1986 (15) - - OCT 21, 2014
Tasty...nice subtle fruit on back end. Love the content. Packs a punch. Nice overall offering from the makers of Fat Tire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Beautiful mix of hops and hops. Rampant is a great way to spend a night taking down the imperial india pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1519) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours a clear amber with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, pine cones, resin, grapefruit and orange. Taste is citrus, pine cones, resin and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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