Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
We pour a glowing orange brew. It holds a one finger head of caramel bubbles. This recedes on the quicker side, leaving spotty lacing. What is left is a thick layer of big bubbles that remain throughout the tasting. There is low carbonation, a thick haze, and no sediment. Upon sniffing, a huge oak fist punches us in the nose. This is immediately and undeniably apparent, with all of its souring and musky glory. It conjures thoughts of aged blue cheese. The hops are grapefruit and intense, with fruity tang and sweetness. Finally there is a mineral quality, but this is light and in the background. As we sip, the flavoring begins with dark and caramel malts, with a balance of bright citric hops. There is a robust grassiness and bittering bite. As in the nose there is huge oak action, adding a softer woody character. The middle peaks with fruit and orange sweetness, sugary strawberries, and a honeysuckle floral air. This, too, is all cut through by a sharp, souring oak. The end shows a revival of citric hops, continued earth and minerals, giving a musk to it. There is booze and more puckering bitterness to round us out. The aftertaste breathes with more musky oak, bittering earth, citric hops, and a thick musk. The body is medium and the carbonation is lighter. There is beautiful smack and slurp to each sip, with a great creaminess. The mouth is roughly dried, but appropriately so for something with such stark wood. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks easily, but more slowly.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the absurd nose. The oak is more represented here than many of the other wood-aged beers we’ve encountered. There is musk, wood, moss, cheese, all wrapped in one. The color is beautiful and the corresponding taste puts this one over the top.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2011 20:24:35 | More by TheBrewo
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