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 Rampants finish is bone-dry.
Birthdate: February, 2013
Hops: Mosaic, Calypso, Centennial
Malts: Pale, Black
Yeast: Ale Yeast
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.