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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16652) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split 4 ways, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, with just enough caramel malt backing. Flavour of lightly spicy hops, resin, buttery hops, and just sufficient caramel malts. Beautiful balance with slight spice. Enjoyed this more than the average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in a big bottle. Pours big and brownish orange. Has a bright white head on it. A really aromatic IPA with a big citrisy hit to it. Really nice drinking brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (699) - - DEC 16, 2011
Amber in colour, slightly fizzy. Unusual smell, slightly disappointing but not unpleasant taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured with a firm yet delicate layer of foamed head while the liquid was a dark honey gold hue that had some evidence of haziness going on. Aroma is completely decked out with a scent of green oily hops that give off some notes of citrus. The flavor is strong of bitter hops and gave me a good buzz plus the price was super cheap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Leather, pine, caramel aromas. light tan head on clear gold-amber body. Just a little flat, with a nice weight to it. A little more malt in the flavor, hint of powdered sugar, plus pine, oak & alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft. Little cloudy, gold colr. Strong floral and pine, decent strong IPA, but nothing subtle here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bomber from Zains Liquors, SF. Pretty nice pour, a deep lustrous orange with an initially thick head that settles into crisp scrim. Huge pungent nugs in the nose, with some candied fruits and leafy, floral hops. Mouthfeel is slightly too thin after a bold introduction, but still okay. Flavors are well realized, big and bright and bitter. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2011
P: 3/5. Crystal clear orange. minor white head. good residual carbonation. A: 5/5. wonderful rich grapefruit citrusy. peppercorn. alcohol (minor). bubblegum. really great. F/M: 9/10. strong bitterness. some sweetness. medium malt. melony orange citrus flavor. very tasty. residual bitterness. some prickly carbonation. O: 9/10. really tasty beer with great citrus character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4168) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Shared bomber at a recent geek tasting. Poured to a sampler with a hazed, orange/gold, decent, off white head foam, and good cling to the spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was perfumey, fruit, citrus, and resiny pine following up. Ditto on the flavor, with caramelly malt sweetness, "lingering into the finish" hop bitterness & dryness, and a fairly well cloaked alcohol warmth. A presentable DIPA that Id seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle:   Orangish with ruby grapefruit like hues, moderate white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing.   Pith and rind on the nose.   Somewhat of an herbal hoppiness up front, very much that orange rind stuff, but a bit sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Has a decent malt base.   Comes across as a bit old, which is weird because the bottle I had before this was really bright and floral.   This one comes across as having aged for six months, and I just got this bottle!   Not a bad beer, nothing off, but its not a hop bomb type of IIPA.   More malt forward, and aged a bit.   Decent for what it is.

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