overall
90
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style
RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, and Rampants finish is bone-dry.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark gold color with nice clarity. The head is a nice-looking three finger offwhite shade. It has a good frothiness to it, and also retains very well. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass. S: I half-imagined this would be similar to a bigger version of Ranger, and the herbal hop tones mixed with biscuity yeast told me I was right. Theres something not entirely right sitting with me aromatically that I cant put my finger on, so Im docking points. T: I dont like how the biscuity flavors interact with the hop profile; it almost creates a vague ammonia-esque flavor. Anyways, this unpleasant flavor fades away right before the middle of the brew, being supplanted with light piny qualities, a touch of citrus, and caramel malt. At first, Im not enthused by the opening flavors, but they do fade away leaving a reasonable but unassuming DIPA. M: Dry and crisp. The finish washes away some of the less pleasant notes well, which helps inspire additional drinkability. This is probably the best feature. O: I was expecting an imperialized Ranger, and I got an imperialized Ranger...for better or worse. Like Ranger, I could see this one being significantly better on tap. The dry, easy drinking nature does an okay job of covering up its flaws, but there are still far superior options out there that you should pick up instead - and not even its price point can sway me otherwise.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laminarman (27) - - FEB 8, 2017
Cloudy, hoppy, pungent, balanced and well made IPA. God I love this stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ehaak26 (315) - - JAN 7, 2017
Can from Liquor Barn. Lots of hops, gave it an almost pine-sol aroma. Taste is lots of bitter without much else going on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2017
A heavily herbaceous nose with some underlying fruitiness. In the mouth its big juicy citrus through and through. Very smooth texture and a balanced finish. Sure its not something people are going to stand in line for but its a very reasonable 6-pack for the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46717) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Craigs House - Edinburgh.

[ As New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruiy hops, herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity hops, citrus, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160319]
7-3-7-3-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2476) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2016
December 8, 2016 - bottle from Andy. Clear golden pour with limited head. Foamed up nicely with a gentle swirl. Aroma was malty and fruity hops. Taste was malty and grainy with a mildly bitter finish, nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle from Kroger, you know the mix pack dealio. Gold, clear, small white head. Heavy grapefruit, pine, mango aroma. Flavor is peach, grapefruit pulp, pine, and bready malt. Smoothy and not syrupy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chadhami (66) - - OCT 31, 2016
Smooth for its strength. A solid IPA that doesnt blow you down with hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hinez57 (248) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Not over the top hoppy in aroma or flavor. Very floral-fruity. Juicy fruit gum on the nose and taste. Beautiful clear pale gold. Nice malty base light grass/hay, more sweetness than usually associated with most good iipas. Good fairly viscous mouthfeel with firm bitterness and little gearing finish. Overall well made, enjoyable, fruity, very clean, balanced drinkable brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Impy IPA... You focking cretins. Yeah, its kinda robust. Its kinda lacey and a nice gold in the Daffy Duck glass. but it seems to go about 84.6 % of the way and then go......Meh... it reminds me of those co workers which I despise. Again I state the logisticians and bean counters got a hold of the brewers nut sack, squeezed and then said... "we are growing exponentially Focktard!, Damn the craft! full speed ahead! Make sure we have every style represented somehow within this ridiculous budget! Sub standard beer? thats OK! Its brand recognition that counts! The public is confused and will like what we tell them to like....!" That is the state of this underwhelming IIPA..... Window licking Fock-tards

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
[Bottle (355ml)] Pours a deep amber-gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet and fruity along with bready malt and a good amount of hops. Nice fruity, hoppy flavour (7+) with a moderately bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Easy to drink for an Imperial and quite enjoyable.


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