In this beer blog, we are going get into another beer from New Belgium Brewery. It is their Rampant Imperial IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Mile High craft brewery. It is really Fort Collins but you get it. Let us get into this Imperial IPA.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this Imperial India Pale Ale. The aroma has a heavy earthly to herbal notes along with grassy notes. The taste has a heavy earthy to herbal and grassy notes. The aftertaste has an interesting peach finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Burly and bitter, Rampant Imperial IPA, 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 up this Imperial India Pale Ale, and Rampant IPA’s finish is bone-dry.
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In the end, what is there to say about Imperial whatever at the same price as their everyday beers. This beer has a huge value. I love when craft brewery do something like this for their beer drinkers. This beer is a big and bond and in your face. This is my go Imperial IPA. They are featuring hops that I love to death. I am talking about Mosaic and Centennial. I love this beer and I know the brewery knows it. It is by far my favorite brew from New Belgium Brewery. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser