RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We didnt want this to be Jagged Edge on steroids. Thus rather than using the same hop combination, we chose more fruit forward hops to balance out the alcohol in the beer. The medium crystal malt adds a very subtle color and sweetness. Nugget and Millenium hops are used to bitter. Citra is a new variety to the market that has some similar properties to Simcoe but a more pleasant fruitiness; pineapple/mango aromas mixed in with pine and cats pee. Centennial brings candied orange and Amarillo adds big grapefruit. The liquid in the fermenter is dry-hopped three times- each dry hop equal in weight to the dry hop of Jagged Edge. This multi-stage dry hopping is meant to layer the different hop aromas. The beer is fermented cool to suppress fusel alcohol development, and dextrose is added to allow it to attenuate out highly, leaving very little residual sugar. The idea was to avoid that syrupy "gumsmacker" effect thats sometimes found in Imperial IPAs. Other than barrel aged beers, this is by far our most labor intensive and expensive beer to make. Rampage fans are legion and we believe they deserve nothing less than the very best we can give them.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5682) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has citrus, pine, bit union. Slightly hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is moderate bitter and has toffee and caramel sweetness, piney and citric hops. Medium bodied beer. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (3269) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Pale dark golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Quite some bitterness with fruity sweetness. Tangerine, pine, caramel, citrus and malts. Tasty IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5440) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2017
(Black Diamond Rampage Imperial IPA) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 9% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small thick white head on top, good retention. Aroma of caramel malts, orange, light tropical fruits, grapefruit on the back. Taste of caramel malts, alcohol, oranges, grapefruit, light biscuit. Medium body, good carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
emdejes (65) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2017
35,5 cl bottle - bbd = 08/2015 Bitter, dry ending. Full and complex body. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ducttape2 (1) - - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Awesome IPA. Big citrus and fruit with a good herb / bitter finish. Would get this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (2151) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 25, 2016
From bomber to pint glass. Really impressive citrus cleanliness. Overt orange. Clear golden-orange. Moderate off-white collar that dissipates over time. Small bubbles and a little billowy whist it is there. Taste is orange and slight pine, Really a nice beer. Slight litter box adds a nice subtle undertone. Faint grapefruit as well. A nice surprise.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nutjes (731) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2016
35,5cl-fles gekregen als staal van Alpha Sales. U: Helder goudgeel-oranje met een gebroken witte schuimkraag die wat inzakt. G: Sinaasappelzeste, ananas, mango en citrus. Ook iets harsig. Zeer uitnodigende geur. S: Tropisch fruitige aanzet, karamel, mandarijn, ananas en sinaasappel. Citrusbittere en harsige afdronk. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out pale golden topped with a white head. Nose is pine grassy hops some caramel malt. Taste is more of the nice pine floral hops and a good sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (610) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2016
Pours dark orange with medium head. Aroma: ripe oranges, pine tree, some biscuits. Taste: pine, biscuit, citrus. Nice long palate. Refreshing and ABV well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Resinous aroma, piney, quite malty too, orange and mild mango on the fruit department, hops have already died out a bit here sadly. Flavor is sweet mango and strawberries, mild orange notes, resinous hops, caramel malts and lots of bitterness. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, unfortunately seems to be slightly too old, a bit too sweet too.

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