Review: New Belgium Brewing Rampant | Craft Beer & Brewing
New Belgium Brewing Rampant
81 out of 100

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 85

81/100
Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 5

New Belgium Brewing Rampant

What the brewers say

“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 stone fruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennial nods toward 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.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate malt sweetness with orange and grapefruit hops notes.”

Flavor: “There was a vegetal, almost dill, quality to the flavor. The juicy tropical hops flavors were strong. Maybe there’s something else in there—coriander maybe? Tastes like a bit of Sorachi Ace hops.”

Overall: “While this beer departs from the style a bit, it’s a very enjoyable beer. It’s a unique take.”

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