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RATINGS: 249   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with grapefruit, oranges and some pine. The flavor is loaded with bitter grapefruit, oranges, resins, a bit of soap and caramel. The palate is full and crisp with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering caramel. A very respectable DIPA, fans of a big caramel malt base will love this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 29, 2012
This is a pretty solid beer all the way through. Good hop aroma, fine orange color. Flavor is pretty consistent, even at slightly warm temperatures. I nice sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
22. Pours a hazy burnished dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that falls down to a thick film--but then the film sticks around forever. Tons of lacing. Tons of mango and grapefruit on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, mango, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Gets a little buttery near the end, unfortunately. Resiny grapefruit rind finish. Nice DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (1129) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Citrussy hops are mainly present on the nose, with some grapefruit in the background. Very dark golden color with a very thin foam top. Some nice, citrussy hops upfront with a unique malty finish. Decent carbonation with some subtle fruity, citrussy flavoring in the background. Overall, a pretty decent brew with some strong hop flavor to it. Id give this a C+ rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Great grapefruit nose, slight sweet bitter great hops. Average mouthfeel and slightly hazy yellow appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a nearly-transparent copper with very minimal head. Aroma is intense resinous pine and sweet citrus - excellent. Flavor has an upfront malt/biscuit character followed by some pine and citrus and a bitter finish. Lots of pine and bitterness here, which I almost always love, but the flavor doesnt quite coalesce for me. Still, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin sour citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a very good beer.


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