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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We didn’t 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 cat’s 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 that’s 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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DutchDrebus (6328) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden with a small white head. Smells hops, fruity, fresh, resin, sweet. Tastes resin, pine, sweet, hoppy, fresh. Quite nice. Full body, soft carbo.

3.4
skortila (6014) - 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.

4
DwarfeD (3539) - 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.

3.7
Christos (5909) - 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.

3.5
emdejes (96) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2017
35,5 cl bottle - bbd = 08/2015 Bitter, dry ending. Full and complex body. Nice

4.2
Ducttape2 (1) - - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Awesome IPA. Big citrus and fruit with a good herb / bitter finish. Would get this again.

3.9
Zymurgeist2 (2440) - 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.

4.3
nutjes (1330) - 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.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8861) - 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.

3.3
dambor (861) - 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.


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