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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Clear gold, nice head. Aroma of earthy, resinous hops, pine, grapefruit. Taste is resinous bitter, some peppery hops. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Massive DIPA. The nose is full of orange and tangerine aromatics. Full bodied with an oily texture. Hints of sweeter citrus fruit, but they give way to bitter hops quickly. Heavy beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
Poured to a shaker from the bomber. Aroma is great nicely hoped. Slightly spicey aroma, but citrus flavor. Really good, one of the best Ive had from black diamond. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, which I will accept for being imperial.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a shaker. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is fresh hops. Flavor is resinous hops. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice IIPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Liked this beer a lot. Smelled like the dank. Nice malt flavor - not to bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosshalligan (1) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
aroma pine,citrus. appearance copper clear very slight sparkle white head lasts a short while with some lace. taste piney. with a nice dry finish lingers nicely. palate medium body, fizzy, overall not enough going on for a double IPA it hits all the check marks but lacks flavour depth and complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bomber from BevMo Oxnard. Nose is citrus, caramel, with hints of banana and cloves. Clear light amber with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with pine and fruity and clove notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8282) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours crystal clear copper with near white head. The aroma is nice and musty and dank with earthy and spicy hop goodness heading into modest levels of citrus hop notes in the background. The taste is similar with yummy spicy hops and dank earthy hops with both bitter and an ample amount of flavor hops going on. Behind these is a modest level of citrus hops in the background. Nicely facetted hoppy goodness and with a slight sweet maltiness helping to provide some pleasing depth to the experience. Solid brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tasty double IPA. Lots of orange, rind, grapefruit and resin. Sweet malt base (rock candy, light syrup). Healthy bitterness, but it doesnt overpower or linger. Slight mustiness or yeastiness was a bit distracting, but not too bad. Fruity alcohol is hidden well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this out. My pour is a mostly transparent caramel color with a modest white cap on top. A little bit of lace and decent retention on the head. Caramel and light malts lead the aroma, some prickly and spicy pine, grassy hops, and a few spicy notes are there as well. This is a fairly mild double IPA. The caramel malt adds some sweetness but does not dominate. The hops have some light lemon and grapefruit notes, a fair amount of grass, and some prickly pine. The finish feels like it is light or faded. The body is full but a little bit drier than I would expect out of a big DIPA. Slightly spicy and prickly from the alcohol with a creamy carbonation. This DIPA was all right. Nothing about it disappointed, but the flavors were not that strong or unique.


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