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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,247 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,247
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 48 | 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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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is at least my third six-pack of this beer. I keep drinking it before I review it, so it must not be that bad. Let's give this a review with a fresh palate as this is my first beer of the day.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a small 1/8" head of off white creamy bubbles. There were a few bubbles lazily making their way to the top, but the head faded to a solid ring within about a minute. There is some lace left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: I initially got a good bit of fresh hops, and in the cold beer the oak is already noticeable adding vanilla notes and there is a clearly defined dry wood character that I think is from American Oak rather than French. There is some mild caramel sweetness in here along with some toasty notes that seem like CaraMunich malt. This beer has a nicely blended aroma.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. There are some woody notes apparent early on and some hops are bold initially, but the whole ensemble fades to let the malt win by an edge in the finish. There are some sweet and toasty notes from the malt that linger for a while after the sip. The alcohol is masked well. Overall the mouthfeel is solid. The carbonation is a bit low, but the hops are playing well with the water, so that the beer goes down easily and doesn't have a chalky edge to it.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty darn good IPA. It has a nice balance and overall presentation so that it never lets the palate get bored, yet still remains drinkable the whole time. I guess that was why I kept drinking them before reviewing them.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 00:40:43 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Smells of rich bready malts and caramel with a soft piney hop resin.

Tastes of bready malt, caramel, light oak, and a piney and citrus hops.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.