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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,265 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,265
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 52 | 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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Maltmaiden

Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown with notes of amber. Small head but leaves a little film throughout.Only a touch of cloudiness.

Hops on the nose. A touch of alcohol. Banana bread? Honey or maple.

Definitely taste the hops upfront and then secondly the alcohol, though it’s not offensive. Kind of has a whiskey taste. I don’t taste the banana bread so much…maybe b/c of the whiskey/hops flavor, but I do detect the touch of sweetness which Im leaning towards it being honey rather than maple syrup.

Very smooth mouthfeel. I was expecting it to be a tiny bit astringent but it’s not at all.

Overall: man this is a beer to take your time with. A very deep and complex character that really shows that it is a truly unique style. A rainy day beer. Would love to have it once in a while, but not often…even though it’s absolutely delicious. And I’ll add that it’s pretty high gravity…

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 14:46:29 | More by Maltmaiden
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12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clearish copper color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white color and excellent texturing. Its creaminess retains acceptably.

S: This is interesting. I suppose it's better than me saying "LOLMALTY", but the oak aging gives it subtle touches of vanilla and oak - enough to pique my aforementioned interest. The primary malt backbone is actually fairly nutty (almost resembling a brown ale). Hops? Well, there's a twinge of pine floating around. This is oak-aged and not a fresh bottle, so this didn't stand a chance of showing off significant hoppiness.

T: Hops are here. They aren't vivid, they aren't defined, they just exist as a general finishing bitterness - there's even an acidic bite to it. The malt backbone is solid, bringing good caramel and nutty flavors. After half the glass, I pick up more of its oak aging. Its finish soon becomes quite vanilla-heavy. Works better as a strong ale, I think.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.