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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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1,268 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 55 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2.15/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 22:43:16 | More by nas5755
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2.33/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

On Tap

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2013 18:59:04 | More by ehammond1
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2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 16:07:13 | More by jmarsh123
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2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.


Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 06:53:41 | More by kojevergas
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2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 20:25:59 | More by BMMillsy
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2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance -- Pours polished copper, burnt orange at the heart with golden highlights anda slim sudsy head. Spiderweb-like lacing and high clarity make for a nice-looking glass. One thick tuft of head from being handsome.

Smell -- Cane juice and tropical fruit sweetness, floral and pine-like hops, and...ugh...green beans. No good

Taste -- Cane juice sweetness up front with grassy bitterness and tropical fruit, perfumey floral note and pine. Oak character is really lacking, albeit for some woody dryness toward the finish. Lingering taste of honey sweetness and green bean vegetal bitterness.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad, perhaps slightly undercarbonated.

Overall -- I'm still waiting to be pleased by one of Great Divide's IPA's. While much better than Belgica, it shares my least favorite component: green bean vegetal bitterness. What little it had going for it, the green beans did it in. Not as terrible-tasting as the nose let on, but I'd take many other IPA's over this one. Perhaps you will have a better appreciation for this beer than I did.

Additional Notes - While Great Divide's bottles don't have batch codes/bottling dates, I know this bottle came from a recent shipment as a few cases had just been put onto the floor where I bought this.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 00:15:50 | More by yeahnatenelson
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2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh, oak aged IPAs, why do I bother with you? Yes, you were available to me for free, but the 3 beers that preceded you were Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig and Temptation. And to think that I walked away from those to try you...

Pouring a brilliant amber with a dense, off-white head, I'm struck by how excellent the retention and lacing are. The nose has a little pine but is mostly dominated by a tropical fruit like hop profile. As it warms up, I do get some vanilla and oak too, along with some caramel sweetness. The palate opens sweet with citrus and vanilla. The hops, while faded (as compared to the base beer which I assume is the very good Titan), have managed to avoid gaining a cheesey character (that I was shocked to find in the Oak Aged Yeti I drank right after). Medium in body with moerate sweetness, there's caramel, oak and vanilla. Just a touch of tannins are present as well, and the lingering character on the finish is a fruity, sweet citrus hop character. Acceptable, though not something I would seek out. I could not finish my 4oz pour. In fact, what this beer accomplished was sending me right back to the Falling Rock for two more pints of Elder.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2010 13:55:23 | More by DefenCorps
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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