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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,244 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,244
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature.

What really turned me onto this beer was the oak-aged aspect of it. I really enjoyed DFH's Burton Baton, and have been looking for more. Luckily I was able to snag one of the few bottles left of this on my latest beer run.

A - Poured into one of the glasses I got this Christmas, the DFH signature glass. Pours a light orange with lots of carbonation activity. Only builds about a finger's worth of head with moderate retention. Pretty nice lacing, however. A quick swirl reinvigorates the head and gives a nice smattering of lace.

S - The smell is very interesting. It is more subdued than Burton Baton, but does have noticeable contributions from the wood in some oak and vanilla notes. They aren't as pronounced, but they do cover a lot of the hops. Underneath, there is a slight hop characteristic ripe with citrus. There is something that is a bit 'stale' smelling, however.

T - In the taste, the hops certainly come through more than in the nose. The wood adds a bit of a tannic note, but its pleasant. The vanilla adds another layer which is sweet yet not conflicting and plays well into the citrus mid-flavor. As it warms and is swirled, it loses a bit of carbonation that I feel actually helps it as the contrast between the oak barrels and typical IPA flavors mellows. Slight alcohol bite at the end that vanishes as it warms.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Bitterness is noticeable while drinking but blends with the other flavors great in the finish. Finish is a bit short-lived.

D - Drinkability is medium. When first drinking, the bitterness is a bit much, but it improves as it approaches room temperature. It's tough to rate this as I feel it tries to do a bit too much without excelling at either the oak or IPA by itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 06:45:57 | More by nhindian
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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