Monday, March 4, 2013

New from New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA

Brand new!!! Imperial IPA!!!
Just arrived at Forsyth

New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
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.

Birthdate: February, 2013
ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 85
Calories: 230
Hops: Mosaic, Calypso, Centennial
Malts: Pale, Black
Fruits/Spice: Lemon Peel
  • Body: Medium-Light
  • Aroma: Prominent lemon citrus and floral hop aroma and flavor including some nice dry-hopped fresh grass and spicy pine notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Warmth from alcohol is present but not conspicuous. Nice dry finish from carbonation and glass full of bitter hops.
  • Flavor: Hint of sweetness in the background from malt, the rest is a story of ambitious but not overwhelming bitterness.
  • Visual: Golden with solid white foam and a slight hop sheen.

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