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RATINGS: 899   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 Rampant’s 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. There’s something not entirely right sitting with me aromatically that I can’t put my finger on, so I’m docking points. T: I don’t 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, I’m 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.


3.6
Ronritter (873) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2017
12oz bottle pours orange with thin white head aroma is citrus and pine taste is bitter hops light citrus dry finish

4
PugUglyBrewer (763) - - APR 10, 2017
Clear golden orange color with a creamy white head of foam. Notes of orange peel, dank skunk herbals, and fresh florals and pine trees.

3.7
wolffish (660) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
Reçue en cadeau... Au nez, les houblons sont surtout fruités (pêches) et c’est assez discret. En bouche, la résine de pin et le pamplemousse dominent. L’alcool est peu perceptible. C’est poivré en finale.

4.1
drpimento (3725) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2017
Aroma was fresh hops malt and a little bit of skank. Flavor is mainly hops resin and a little bit of citrus and earth also some malt leather and a hint of funk.

2.5
ehaak26 (658) - - 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
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2017
A heavily herbaceous nose with some underlying fruitiness. In the mouth it’s big juicy citrus through and through. Very smooth texture and a balanced finish. Sure it’s not something people are going to stand in line for but it’s a very reasonable 6-pack for the price.

3.4
fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Craig’s 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
ryanfolty (2585) - 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
hershiser2 (3583) - 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
Chadhami (160) - - OCT 31, 2016
Smooth for its strength. A solid IPA that doesn’t blow you down with hoppiness.


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