Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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2.15/5 rDev -43.9%
The beer was poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer was clear copper in color with a small head and some lacing. The nose had a slight citrus hint that was matched by a little oak. Holy Tannins! The beer tasted overly oaked, it was very creamy, only a slight hop presence that was overtaken by the oak, a little vanilla was blended into decent malt profile. Nice carbonation levels that were on the medium side. The smoothness from oak was very nice and gave the beer a very nice creamy texture. Overall, I was not impressed. Oak aged or barrel aged ipa/dipa's are just unappealing. I will admit that this beer had some interesting complexities in a few areas, but it had a very small hop profile.
09-23-2010 22:43:16 | More by nas5755
2.33/5 rDev -39.2%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
A clear, but dark amber and copper in color with a gorgeous, very persistent, inch-high khaki colored head. I even remarked how pretty this beer was in the glass when it was delivered to me. Leaves messy, irregular spiderwebs and lines of lace down the glass. A gorgeous, sticky IPA.
The aroma is intensely oak-forward along with sweet, sharp caramel notes, and some pine needles/sap. It doesn't resemble an IPA, as the combination of the oak and malt bill is dominant. It's simple, powerful, and not particularly pleasant, especially given the known style.
Unfortunately, the flavor is just as bad as the aroma, if not worse. This is by far the oakiest beer I've ever tasted, and the pine needle flavors and big combination of sweet malt character doesn't help. Moderate hop bitterness doesn't make this any more drinkable.
Medium bodied with crisp, high carbonation.
I couldn't drink this one. Had maybe 4 ounces before pushing it away and ordering a Sculpin.
01-03-2013 18:59:04 | More by ehammond1
2.6/5 rDev -32.1%
Pours clear copper with a small white head that fades to a very thin layer.
Smells mostly of citrus fruits with a little vanilla oakiness creeping in.
A little unbalanced in taste. The oak dominates a bit too much. A little bit of piney resinous lingers with a good dry finish.
Mouthfeel is pretty average for the style with solid carbonation levels.
A little disappointed in this beer. I usually like oak aged stuff, but the oak dominates too much in this and it's a little bit of an unbalanced mess.
08-13-2011 16:07:13 | More by jmarsh123
2.6/5 rDev -32.1%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are somewhat high given the brewery, which I'm fond of. I'm not huge on the style, though.
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention considering the high ABV. Lacing is decent. Colour is a transparent translucent textbook copper. Vibrant and appealing. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. There are very few carbonation bubbles, if any.
Sm: Clean malts, caramel, moderate pine, citrus, tinges of oak, and cream. A pleasant and delightful aroma for an IPA. Very balanced and subtle. I can't wait to try it. A mild strength aroma.
T: Clean malts with some heavy toasted character and pleasant subtle caramelization. Quite sweet, with some nice graham cracker character and blatant vanilla. The oak comes through marvelously; the subtlety here is impressive. Hop character is primarily pine, though some floral character does enter in the third act. I don't know where the citrus went, but it isn't here. It's nicely balanced, though the sweetness is over the top. Built well for the style, but suffers from simplicity. I do like it.
Mf: Too smooth. It comes off artificial, even a touch syrupy. Nicely wet. Overall, it just doesn't suit the flavours; coarseness is severely needed. This is by far the worst aspect of this brew.
Dr: Drinkable but held back by its unfavorable mouthfeel. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV well. Great Divide brews far better beers.
08-14-2012 06:53:41 | More by kojevergas
2.6/5 rDev -32.1%
Pours dark reddish orange with light but creamy head. Not much aroma to speak of, maybe a little vanilla. No hop presence in the flavor or aroma. Slightly sweet, barely any oak, and no hop bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. This is just not well done. I love DFH Burton Baton...this comes nowhere close. The oaked IPAs have mostly just not done it for me. This one is near the bottom of the bunch for me and not sure why there's much love for it.
08-29-2012 20:25:59 | More by BMMillsy
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,322 ratings.