Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.33/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great Divide Brewing
Oak aged American IPA
12 oz bottle bottled on August 18, 2010 poured into Samuel Adams "perfect pint" on September 28, 2010.
Clear dark amber with a moderate off white, almost tan colored, head; average retention; and decent lacing.
Noticeable toasted and caramel malt aroma. Some hops somewhere in the background but malts take the driving seat here. Oak? I don't know where it is! Aggressive hop presence? Hell no! There's not much to aroma. If this weren't oaked, this was making a 2/5 at best but blurring styles saves it. The empty glass smells like vanilla, but nothing exciting, especially for an AIPA.
Why would I want to drink an oaked AIPA? I don't know. But innovation is generally not a bad thing, so why not? However, I don't get any oak at all in this one. Perhaps the oak aging has let hop flavors diminish but hasn't imparted enough character of its own, or it might just be me being a dick. There's some American hops' flavor and medium bitterness, but I really don't like the aftertaste. Caramel? No. Vanilla? No. In fact, the taste seems far from description on the bottle. Oak aging or not, a thoroughly ordinary example of an AIPA.
Carbonation is alright and the body supports whatever bitterness is present pretty well. Finishes alright, except for the bad aftertaste.
Went down alright; but a "meh" beer.
I am not buying this again!
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2010 07:44:46 | More by tewaris
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis - thanks!
Appearance - Copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes before it began to dissipate.
Smell - Malts, caramel, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with light hops. There is also a but of a wood and vanilla.
Overall - This was bottled in the summer, so perhaps not the best example. Still a decent beer that I will try again.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2014 03:41:28 | More by spinrsx
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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