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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WarChef1 (24) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Aroma was nice with citrus and piney notes. The color poured a nice golden color with a nice thick off white head that held throughout and left some nice lacing. Taste was medium bodied, almost sticky and tasted slightly of hop cotton candy. Citrus and pine notes on the palate with a nice caramel sweetness to balance. Finish is dry and nice hop bitterness. Overall a very solid DIPA. Never seen it my area before but will buy again


4
jls321 (13) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle from Safeway. Clear golden orange color with a small white head. Smells hops, fruity, fresh, resin, sweet. Tastes dank resin, pine, mellow sweet, fresh n fruity + alcohol. Full body almost heavy with soft carbonation. Nice DIPA for the right occasion including certain foods but by no means all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
vbaudry (141) - - MAY 14, 2017
Nose of orange and pine. Medium body. Grapefruit in mouth. Tempered bitter finish that fades quickly. Well done but overall not so subtle.

3.7
Thompson (707) - - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ benzai.. Small white head.. Clear colour orange... Smell and taste is bitter coffee bitter very dark nice ipa

3.7
Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Clear golden color, average sized white colored head. Aroma is malts, resinous hops, hops. Taste malts, resinous hops, slightly sweet, slightly sticky, moderately bitter. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Solid.

4
DutchDrebus (5960) - 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 (5820) - 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 (3454) - 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 (5696) - 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 (71) - 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.


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