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63 68 58 2 10 15
Rampant Imperial India Pale Ale by New Belgium Brewing Inc.
American Double / Imperial Pale Ale
8.50 % ABV

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. 

 
Review by rhoadsrage on 04/25/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
58 3 7 10 4 5 2013
(Served in a tulip glass)
14Jul13 on bottle
A- This beer pours an orange body with a thin light beige head that is supported by a gentle carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The pungent woody herbal hops are 1-Dimentional and a bit harsh with some green tomato qualities coming through as it opens.

T- The taste has more full pungent bitterness of hops dominating and finishing with some dandelion milk bitterness that lingers and stains the tongue.

M- The medium mouthfeel is followed by a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is a big kick in the tongue with a full hop bitterness but no other hop flavor or aroma. It is not sessionable and is a bit hard to get through the 6-pack. I will admit I was very excited to try this based on all the ads for it and all the varieties of hops described but I just to taste them.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Bitterbill on 04/07/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 8 14 4 6 2013
Best before July 7, 2013.

It pours a light golden colour with the usual excellence of execution with the foam and lacing that New Belgium presents.

Aromas of citrus hops, borderline tropical fruitiness, with notes of melon and a good malty backbone.

The taste is hoppy but I get more of a melon flavour than citrus, especially in the finish. I'm not a big fan of melon in any form and it seems to add a dankness to this brew that I, personally, could do without.

Some malty sweetness gets in the act here and there as does some light grapefruit but the melon is for sure dominant.

A very nice mouthfeel here and despite my misgivings about the melon, it's easy enough to drink though I doubt I'll revisit. Give it a shot and see what you think.

Served In: Pint Glass

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