RATINGS: 257   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7318) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2016
355ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey, pale golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy, tropical fruity and grassy hoppy aroma, notes of passion fruit, mango, blood orange, hints of resin and weed, a touch of pineapple. Taste is citrusy fruity hoppy, slightly papery-chalky and sweaty resinous, notes of lemon, hints of grapefruit, a touch of passion fruit and pineapple, caramel and crystal malty basis; lasting bitter finish, perfectly hidden alcohol. Very intense but seemingly light and dangerously drinkable as a "simple" IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (1155) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
Bella imperial davvero, soprattutto equilibrata. al naso bella profumata, e al palato non troppo amara; si lascia bere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19874) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 19, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep orange golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of apricot, some resins, bitter hops. Taste of bitter fruity hops, apricot, peach, some citrus, long medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (313) - Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2016
One label on the bottle without informations about the hops or malts or drink temperature. Wouw, fruits in the nose, orange clear beer with a small head, very hoppy, citrus, light bitter, no sweetness, the alcohol does not dominate, (I have a 0.35l bottle with batch Lot.No 0014 and best-before date 09/2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
Sample at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: darker blond beer. NOSE: fruity, grapefruit, bit sweet. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, grapefruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (595) - ITALY - FEB 14, 2016
Not a really strong aroma but so complex, Plenty of stone fruits, some tropical Juice ( pineapple, papaya, passione fruit ), acerb Peach, piney too and grapefruit. Reddish color with thin, white head. Sweet bready malt, a lot of tropical fruit, then Tangerine, resin, grapefruit zest, a lot of citrus bitterness. Smooth, full bodied with oily mouthfeel. Sticky on the palate, soft carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2386) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Tap at Hoppy Loft, 4th February 16. Aroma pretty full, pine and citrus. Taste is bitter citrus, pine, full bodied. Enjoyed this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (871) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Orange with a thin white head. Sweet floral nose. Medium bodied and smooth crisp and very well balanced crisp hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (362) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2016
Ottima Imperial IPA. Lontana dalle esagerazioni che si possono trovare in questo stile. Si presenta di color ambrato con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca compatta. Aroma fruttato di caramello, frutta tropicale e albicocca essiccata. Alcool, dolcezza dei malti e amaricatura ben bilanciati nella bevuta. Carbonatazione scarsa per una facilit di beva quasi pericolosa.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1469) - Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Copper pour with smaller off white head. Nose of pine and citrus. Flavor is grapefruit with hints of sweet citrus. Finish is dry with some bitterness.

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