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RATINGS: 686   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (954) - 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.


3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1486) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
A very "safe," but intensely sweet IPA--at least compared to conventional standards. Considering I donít have much faith in New Belgium, this is a nice standout. Well executed. Serving: 12oz bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1097) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Mix pack. Tremendous double IPA. Huge citrus aroma, great hop flavor and very bitter. Really liked this.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very air freshener Or window cleaner or a bar of soap. Julie gives a 1.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (380) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Just an epic head that lasted a good while. Clear amber color, good lacing. Citrus aroma, floral notes too, slight bite to the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
From a 650ml bottle on 10/10/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden with a small head. The nose is features some light fruit and resiny hops. Take a sip and you find a decent caramel malt background, lots of sweet fruit (orange, peach, apricot), and marmalade, which is set off against a nice resiny hop bitterness. Itís nicely balanced with the sweetness just prevailing. The palate is a touch creamy and the carbonation moderate. I canít really separate this from the Black Market Liberation imperial I downed last night - itís very enjoyable and well made, but lacks something to make it a really memorable DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Flavor is a little sweeter than ideal, but not heavy. Just a little candied.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (254) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Rampant pours a golden yellow with a decently thick off-white head that lasts a while. The aroma is citrus, floral and peach. The flavor favors the peach more, but the citrus and floral is still present. Overall this is a decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4838) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
8/IX/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 21/IX/14 (2014-973) Thanks to Fem for the bottle!

Clear deep blond beer, big creamy irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: spicy, bit dusty, sweet malts, honey, resinous, bit rubbery. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malts, very bitter hops, resinous, some citrus, lots of grapefruit, bit sourish. Aftertaste: lots of citrus, grapefruit, resinous, exotic fruits, lychee, little sweet, malty, bit of caramel, dry ending.


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