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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.4
kyzr (1548) - 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.

3.6
Trolleo (1566) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2015
Hazy golden color, big white head. Nice hoppy aroma with not so nice glue traces. Musty bitterswert hoppy taste, caramel and marzipan finish. Creamy texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Expected more. //stellabeer2go

4.6
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Pineapple, mango, tropical punch. Super aromatic Imperial IPA, low bitterness. Can’t find the booze. Darn good

4.3
lello4ever (990) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2015
Colore Ambra quasi arancio, bella torbidezza, schiuma minima. Bel l’aroma floreale ed erbaceo, bene le note agrumate, eccellente al palato con un ingresso luppolato molto preciso, sentori di fiori e spezie. Finisce sempre amara, bene l’alcol. Ottima dipa.

5
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Love this beer! California-style Imperial IPA. Huge citrus aroma, light-bodied for the ABV, drinks way too easy. The hop blast in my nose always makes my head spin in the best way ever!

3.8
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical fruits, pine, marmalade. Taste is candied orange peels. A touch too sweet overall but not cloying or syrupy.

4
Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours orange, medium white head. Piney fruity aroma and flavor. Solid caramel malty backbone. Sweetish with bitter dry finish. Better than expected.

3.5
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - JUN 17, 2015
Fantastica birra, profumi fruttati molto accentuati, frutta tropicale e citrici a sprazzi. Al gusto molto amara a chiudere con un piacevole inizio dolciastro fruttato. A tratti anche di ottima beverinita. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.4
Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2015
Thanks Ribafish for sharing this with us at Pivoteka! Misty amber body. Aroma... orange rock candy, malt, slightly stale. Taste... herbal, bitterish, some rock candy, ok, nice, not overbearing, not as stale as it seemed initially. I could believe that this is very very good fresh.

3.2
ogivlado (7824) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Cloudy Orange/golden coloured, minimal off-white head, grapefruity hoppy nose with notes of caramel. Swet malty, caramel, candy sugar and light grapefruity hoppy with notes of wood and alcohol. Dry bitter sweet finish. Not more than 6 weeks before BBE date, so I need to try it fresh because it’s obvious that real hop character fade away.


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