It was only a few years ago that breweries were crying out to the consumer to be patient and supportive during the infamous “hop crisis”. But that was a few years ago and today it would appear that the crisis is over.
This is most evident after New Belgium just announced the release yet another India Pale Ale. Introducing Rampant Imperial India Pale Ale.
A burly Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosiac and Calypso hops bring stonefruit, while the addition of Centennial hops nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The beer presents heavy peach tones with a profoundly bitter bite.
“Imperial IPAs take hoppy beers to the next level,” said New Belgium Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “Rampant packs a powerful wallop but it’s got the malt bill to back it up.”
Look for this 8.5 percent Alcohol by Volume, 85 IBU, Imperial India Pale; to be featured in 12oz, 22oz, and draft formats.
As always if you can’t find it on the shelf or on draft, ask your server or grocer to buy some!
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Belgo IPA, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.