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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (2221) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
A little head on a little haze. A nice nose, sorta Stone-like in its hop profile, but muted. Very sweet and toasted in the mouth. Not too bitter, an unpleasantly cabbage-y finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle picked up at SL and intially shared by robert. Nice orange color, small head that faded quickly. .Nose of some grapefruit and fruits. Taste is strong mango, pinapple, grapefruit...... nice bitterness. Lots of fruits.... Medium body. Nice DIPA...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (981) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Very fine white head sitting on top of a hazy light orange/amber body. When you go in for a closer look, thats when you get hit by the big green monster! Strong grassy, piney hop aromas smack you upside the snout along with a clean malt aroma. Spicy pine, grass and citrus hop flavors hit you on the first sip, but its not cloying or resinous like you might expect. Theres a good malt backbone to balance the bitterness, but hops are still the boss here. Theres a nice citrusy bitterness left behind on the tongue although it doesnt stick hard to it and a light caramel sweetness in the follow through. Really nice DIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy yellow brown color. Aroma of pine boughs. Taste is bitter pine cones. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Medium sized offwhite head with good retention and lace. Hazy copper/gold hued ale. Nose is nice, juicey, fruity with citrus and melons along with some bubblegum notes, a little dank. Med/full bodied, oily on the palate, resiny, juicey, nice carbonation. Large, juicey hop flavors, grapefruit, orange, cotton candy and a little pine. ABV is well hidden. Dry fruity finish, mouthwatering, just fuckin juicey, nice. Bomber from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14025) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, grapefruit, orange, some strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light cantaloupe. Medium-full body, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13702) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng shared at May tasting. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral and hemp. Bitter flavor upfront with dry grapefruit finish. A good IIPA from Black Diamond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3249) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a mostly clear, amber-ish color with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of grapefruit, orange, citrus and light alcohol. Taste is of some nice citrus hops, light tropical fruits, light malt and a little bit of lingering alcohol. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (6037) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22 oz bomber from boamr, thanks Ryan. Ryan and I worked out a trade awhile back and this was one of the agreed upon bottles. Well when we finally did the trade some time had passed so this is not the freshest bottle considering its a DIPA. Aroma of dry citrus, vanilla, caramel, crusty bread and hops. Poured a hazy orange body with a smaller foamy off white head. Medium boided with average carbonation and only a hint of btterness on the finish. Flavor of juicy oranges, vanilla, caramel, dry ornage rind and crusty breads. Solid and if this was fresh Im wondering how much better it could have been, or perhaps it just held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of cardboard grapefruit, orange, and plastic. Flavor is mediocre hops, grapefruit, and orange. Average mouthfeel. Meh.

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