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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,372 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 80 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus.

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 08-07-2010)
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Ratings: 1,372 | Reviews: 412 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Jacobob10:
Photo of Jacobob10
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ The Brass Rail in Hoboken, NJ.

Pours a hazy, deep orange color. Thick, off-white head with good retention and lacing on the glass. Complex yet relatively subtle aroma for an IPA. Notes of caramel, vanilla, and orange. Those aromas carried over to the flavor but slightly overpowered the hops. An interesting IPA that was enjoyable but not one I am dying to try again. Worth a shot if you are tired of the run of the mill IPAs and looking for something different.

Jacobob10, Sep 02, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed on August 4th 2010.Poured a bottle into a nonic,a clear rich bronze with craterous one finger white head that left btoken rings of lace as it settled slowly atop.Aromas are actually quite light with some toasty oak,and light liafy hop intertwined.A real nice full mouthfeel to this beer,its quite smooth.Flavors are pretty good but kinda left me wanting more,light vanilla tinged toasty oak to me overshadows the leafy "green" hop.Not a bad brew, but to me the hops need to be amped up a little.

oberon, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of TCHopCraver
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes on 9/10/10.

A: Pours fairly dark for an IPA - more amber than gold. The head is just off-white and a fingernail shy of one finger with an aggressive decanting into a snifter. Head retention is good. The carbonation is quite exciting and the lacing is phenomenal, forming a thick parabolic foam with all varieties of splashiness underneath with each sip.

S: Subdued grapefruit, lemon zest, and pine aromas with a pretty heavy dose of oak fill my nose. This collision of scents produces a creamy vanilla-like byproduct smell, in addition to an interesting peppery aroma. This smells sort of like a forest after a heavy rain.

T: The hop taste is a little less citrusy than the aroma would suggest. Pine, orange zest, and grass are the flavors that that hops leave on my palate. That taste pairs with a nice caramel malt sweetness, then leads to a creamy vanilla contribution from the oak barrel. The finish is a blend of oaky bite and lasting, yet mellow hop bitterness.

M: There is a lot happening here. The feel is crisp and biting on the sides of my mouth at first, followed by a creamy, medium feel on my tongue. This is wrapped with a semi-dry oak and hop bite on the back and sides of my mouth.

D: Viewed from the perspective of a straight up American IPA, I dock this a few points. It's certainly interesting, but I feel that the oak aging restricts the boldness of the hops from unfolding. It was quite good and I'm glad that I tried, it, but I am not sure that I will seek it out for further consumption.

TCHopCraver, Oct 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

npala86, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Tiernan, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.75/5  rDev +24%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

bulldogg915, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kappakoosh, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bottled 8/25/10. Pours copper orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is grassy hops with a little fruit and resin. Some oak and vanilla comes out as it sits.

The flavor is sweet fruity malts and vanilla followed by a good sized resiny slightly tarry bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. The oak definitely changes it and mutes the hops.

Beaver13, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on "Aug 17, 2010" = 5 weeks ago, great to enjoy beer that you know is fresh!

Pours a nice looking shade of honey amber, with a dull orangey glow, lite tan head, tiny bubbles , stays, thick collar and respectable fine sticky lace.

Leafy hop nose, with a hint smoked up wood and a malty sweet undertone.

Tasty and appealing IPA, on the sweet side, with more then ample malt being a recurring theme. Wood also joins the flavor party. Thoroughly enjoyable, bold and flavorful brew, a wee bit lacking in the hops dept

Billolick, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of tigg924
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern—served into a pint glass

Appearance: orange-brown in color, hazy, 1.25 inch head, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel, oak, and fruity hops

Taste: toffee, vanilla, a bit of nuttiness, oak--maybe a bit of whiskey with a strong citrus hop end

Mouthfeel: very sweet for an IPA with sharp bitterness at the end, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: Wow. I really enjoyed the complexity of this one. A sipper but I want several glasses of this. Not really sure how much of an IPA this reminds me of because I really only get bitterness at the end. It drinks a bit more like a strong ale with complex caramel and vanilla from the oaking. I will definitely get this again if I see it on tap.

tigg924, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Aug. 18, 2010. The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. I get some oak and vanilla notes as expected, but I also get some nuttyness and a lot of orange citrus from the hops. The flavor is just as good. The dominant flavor is orange citrus, but I also get some pine, caramel malt and oak. While there is a ton of hop flavor, the oak aging seems to have mellowed the bitterness quite a bit, leaving the beer very drinkable but full of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I loved the 15th/16th Anniversary beer from Great Divide and this one is just as good. A great, oak-aged IPA.

Mora2000, Sep 17, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Skye1024, Aug 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

chossboss, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with nice off-white head and some lacing.

Smell: Orange, caramel and vanilla. Fairly sweet. Strong at first, but then dissipates.

Taste: Upfront is orange, caramel & toasted malts, and a trace of vanilla. Finishes with pine grapefruit, oak and a decent level of bitterness. The oak leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, fairly dry finish.

Overall: While I prefer my IPAs without oak aging, there are nice flavors going on here, and it is nicely balanced. Docking it slightly for the aftertaste.

bsp77, Jul 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dankjohn, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ccurrid, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of jondeelee
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rumble opens with a heavily malty nose that makes immediately apparent the beer’s oak aging: thick rising bread dough, yeasty baguette and floury French bread mix with oak, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Hefty doses of fruit esters (fig, orange, apricot, touches of raisin and cherry) are joined by molasses and brown sugar. Strangely light here are the hops, which only add shades of pine resin and grapefruit, apparently largely subsumed beneath massive malts and oak finishing. As a whole, the nose is excellent, the oak aging adding brilliant layers of complexity to what was very likely already an excellent beer, producing a beverage that smells delicious and begs to be tasted.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a shot of oak aged malt, with yeasty dough, brown bread, toast crust, and floury baguette mixing perfectly with oak, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Toasted nut and coffee cream add further complexity, joined by healthy doses of brown sugar, as well as fig, raisin, and cherry. A good alcoholic vapor does run throughout, the beer’s 7.1% ABV showing slightly, but blends well with the fruits and oak. Hops again take a backseat here, mainly offering countering notes of pine and grapefruit in the main mouthful, but do come out more strongly in the aftertaste, which is otherwise a continuation of the bread and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is fantastic fare, the oak aging doing wonders in terms of adding nuance and complexity to the beer, providing thick overtones of vanilla, cream, and wood that blend nicely with the fruits, sugars, and breads. It does seem somewhat strange that the hop notes aren’t more forward (this is an IPA, after all), but perhaps this is for the best, as they could possibly overwhelm the oak aging if present in greater strength. Highly recommended.

jondeelee, Aug 31, 2012
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.