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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

Rumble IPARumble IPA

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Ratings: 1078
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%

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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Photo of srandycarter


3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice to see Great Divide so much more out on the West Coast. Tried this at the Main Tap in El Cajon, CA.

A - Fairly clear copper, good head, nice lace.

S - Very floral right off the bat, malty and sweet.

T - Bitter hops first, then the malt follows.

M - Fair balance, good carb being on a keg :)

D - A nice offering.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 17:27:05 | More by srandycarter
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A clear dark orange color that has a nice finger of off white head at the top, leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass as you drink this one.

S: A good amount of booze on the nose, with hints of caramel and oak and slight bread notes as well.

T: Up front is a stong taste of oak, hints of nuts and caramel, good mixture of bitterness and warming from malts and hops.

M: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation, nice warming sensation from the hops.

O: A very well balanced IPA, I like the oak and caramel on this one, nice warming going on as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 18:13:06 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of LambicPentameter


3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Beer Kitchen. It was poured into a Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Body is a rich woody, reddish brown, close to what one might expect from an American Amber. Dark, opaque blackish red at teh center, and more cherry colors on the edges. Head is about a finger thick and off white. Dissipates after several minutes and leaves clinging, thick curtains of lacing down the side of the glass as the beer is consumed.

Smell - The oak is hard to detect here, with the flavor being dominated by fruit tones, some citrus and maybe tropical fruit. You can sense the woodiness of the oak more as the beer warms. But this is definitely IPA first and wood-aged second based on aroma.

Taste - The citrus and tropical fruits come through, with mango, pineapple and lemon zest, but now the oak is more present, bringing a collection of vanilla and caramel notes and a gentle sweetness that plays with the fruitiness of the beer. There is also some burnt sugar and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little slick and lingering, with medium body and just on the light side of moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall, a very tasty IPA. I haven't had too many wood-aged IPAs and this one was interesting. I'd have it again if looking for a little change-up to the hop bombs (which I love). Solid beer. In many ways sorta like a hoppy imperial red.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 19:34:20 | More by LambicPentameter
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at beerstudy in chapel hill.

dark copper color with an inch or so white head.

smell is big and vanilla-y. interesting and unexpected. taste is big on the vanilla too. hops are big too, though the vanilla is pretty dominating. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall there will be a lot of mixed opinions on this one. if you're expecting a normal IPA you'll be in for a surprise. personally I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2013 22:42:15 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of TwelveOunces


3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap

This IPA pours a very hazy orange golden color. The beer isn't very bold on the nose. The flavor caught me off guard. There is a lot of oak character in this beer, a strong woody flavor. There is a nice hop profile of fresh juicy citrus like orange and mango but it isn't too bold. This is more of a balanced IPA. The malts are bready and mostly pale malts if I were to guess. A solid IPA, I prefer their Titan but not a bad choice.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 00:11:01 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of ehammond1

2.33/5  rDev -39.3%
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
Photo of Ryby

4.9/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great aged IPA. It doesn't get any better then this. The appearance and smell is excellent. The taste is a bit hoppy at first but then the finish is so crisp and delicious . You can taste the oak/pine and citrus with a hint of caramel. So far its my favorite from the great divide.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2012 03:58:56 | More by Ryby
Photo of Florida9


3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish copper brown. Served with a minimal bit of white head. Nice bit of lacing. Not overly aromatic, but there is some oak, some light citrus hops, and an unpleasant skunkiness. Flavor is off:mildly malty, vanilla and citrus, but the mix dosnt blend we'll together. Medium bodied. Not overly enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 02:09:24 | More by Florida9
Photo of sonata2008


3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: About 1/4" inch of cream colored foam that quickly disappeared. Dark copperish amber, a slight bit cloudy. Some lacing.
Smell: A bready aroma with a slight amount of spiciness. There is a malt presence, but can't detect the hops. Can smell the oak, however.
Taste: Piney hops are right at the beginning of the taste, with a slight barley sweeness in the middle. The oak flavor is at the end with some bitterness. The oak was not overwhelming; it was nicely subtle.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Not much carbonation. A tad bitter on the finish.
Overall: A very drinkable beer, however, I'm not aware of the alcohol in the taste probably because of the sweetness. Very tasty, but definitely not a session beer. Would go well with roasted meats, cheeses (e.g., blue cheese) and greens.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 16:09:22 | More by sonata2008
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ The Brass Rail in Hoboken, NJ.

Pours a hazy, deep orange color. Thick, off-white head with good retention and lacing on the glass. Complex yet relatively subtle aroma for an IPA. Notes of caramel, vanilla, and orange. Those aromas carried over to the flavor but slightly overpowered the hops. An interesting IPA that was enjoyable but not one I am dying to try again. Worth a shot if you are tired of the run of the mill IPAs and looking for something different.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 10:38:18 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of smcolw


3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good bar-poured head which lasts a long time, leaving a blanket of lace after each sip. The liquid is extensively cloudy with an orange-amber hue.

Nice combination of floral hop and mild yeast smell. Pale malt background.

Mild start with a neutral pale malt. The beer heads rapidly to a bitterness that is far from overwhelming. The finish is bitter but short lived. Well-balanced, particularly for an IPA. No notable oak elements. Predictable body and carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2012 16:22:30 | More by smcolw
Photo of DrinkSlurm


4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden ruby with no head. Sweet malt, bubblegum hop and vanilla aromas. Taste is exactly the same but more hops and sweet vanilla. Its a really refreshing brew and mild, but hop forward at the same time. Really nice IPA and a good addition to their lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 21:35:43 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11 ounce pour - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Copper-hued body, clear and with a half inch layering of white foam producing layers of lacing film as it goes.

Smell: Lightly toasted grains, bread with some resins, tropical fruit, and low, gotta-look-for-it oak hints.

Taste: Bready malts, lightly toasted grains and a hint of sweet caramel. Fruity hop hints of grapefruit, lemon, papaya -- then, some resins, tannic mild oakiness, and the anticipated bitterness. Near the end delivers a black tea flavor. Bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, a tad sticky.

Overall: I wouldn't say I had high hopes for this one, just a hope for something decent. It was barely oaky and barely okay.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 22:55:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of zander4dawin


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really tasty beer big on sweet vanilla and caramel notes. Its a dark amber colored beer with a pretty reamy head for an IPA. The wood aging is done quite well, the beer is not overly aggressive in bitterness allowing some of the sutlties of the beer shine through. Great overall beer, worthy of a try.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 23:23:54 | More by zander4dawin
Photo of thecheapies


3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber pour with a soppy lacing head. Looks nice. 4.0

Orange and grapefruit citrus and light pine. Not too much oak yet. 3.5

The oak is big and wet and sweet in the taste. Hops are more floral than citrus, but it's hard to ignore the woodiness. Malts are toffee-like and contribute sweetness to the perfumey oak and hops. A tad buttery. 4.0

Medium body with decent creamy carb. An excellent drink. Slight alcohol note. 4.0

Okay wood-aged IPA. A little too much. Will revisit from time-to-time. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 05:11:02 | More by thecheapies
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a pint glass.

A - dark orange with a soft, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - toasted malt

T - toasted malt, oak, some chocolate notes at time, faint bitterness, faintly fruity

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is a disappointing IPA. The toasted and chocolate malts that come through were unexpected and unwelcomed. The hop character is tame and does nothing to combat the malty mess. I'll avoid this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 00:51:39 | More by tdm168
Photo of beertunes


3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium copper color with about 3/4 inch of just off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was generally very subdued, some faint pine and floral notes from hops and just a bare touch of oakiness. On the tongue the story was pretty much the same, although the oak and hops had a bit stronger presence, this brew just didn't grab my attention.

The body was that of a typically average IPA, medium, a bit sticky, and with decent carbonation. Drinkability was OK, but without any stand out features, I didn't really find a reason to have another. Overall, a solid, workman-like brew. Not terrible, not special. Probably worth trying, unless something else grabs your attention.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 19:57:16 | More by beertunes
Photo of znichols


4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meant to get around to reviewing this beer for a while now.

A- Deep orange/red color with sticky white head. Exceptional lacing. Spiderweb head throughout entire session. Not a ton of bubbles so expecting it to be lighter in carbonation.

S- Interesting aroma with some subtle pine and citrus notes. Vanilla and caramel in the middle with some wood and booze on the finish. Enticing aroma but not overly strong.

T- Opens with oak and vanilla. Piney hops in the middle. Some dank hoppiness, more wood and a touch of booze near the end. Very different and delicious. Better as it warms.

M- Sticky and medium bodied. Modrrate to lower carbonation. Nice.

O- A good example of a wood aged beer. Nice vanilla and oak notes with a moderate hop bitterness/flavor. Great beer for the end of a long day; nice and complex. Great cold but exceptional as it warms, the oak comes out closer to room temp.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 02:17:29 | More by znichols
Photo of Gatch


4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Great Divide in Denver, CO.

A: Beautiful amber-brown with an off-white head. Good lace and retention.

S: Sweet, wet wood, lightly roasted malt.

T: Sweet, delicious malt with some great oak character and faint hops.

M: Smooth, malty, & great flavor.

O: Awesome beer. Unique and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 00:31:01 | More by Gatch
Photo of Spider889


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Pint at Freshcraft.

I was weary of this one as I really dislike the Great Divide Oak-aged Anniversary IPAs, but it wound up being quite tasty.

A - Nice clarity to a golden brew. Tall head with some serious staying power.

S - Subtle hop bitterness and smooth pale malts.

T - The wood is more silky and dry than something which produced much flavor. The hops are piney and floral.

M - Crisp, dry, oaky.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 20:45:35 | More by Spider889
Photo of tigg924


4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern—served into a pint glass

Appearance: orange-brown in color, hazy, 1.25 inch head, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel, oak, and fruity hops

Taste: toffee, vanilla, a bit of nuttiness, oak--maybe a bit of whiskey with a strong citrus hop end

Mouthfeel: very sweet for an IPA with sharp bitterness at the end, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: Wow. I really enjoyed the complexity of this one. A sipper but I want several glasses of this. Not really sure how much of an IPA this reminds me of because I really only get bitterness at the end. It drinks a bit more like a strong ale with complex caramel and vanilla from the oaking. I will definitely get this again if I see it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 13:29:26 | More by tigg924
Photo of jneiswender


3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Rose Alley Ale House. Served in a Belgian tulip glass, cool. Off-white head and an amber body. Vanilla and pine smell. Tastes like vanilla ice cream with a resin pine finish. Smooth with medium carbonation. Nice but not overly a double.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 01:02:11 | More by jneiswender
Photo of dbmernin83


3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with head and lacing that lasts.
Oaky, hoppy nose. A great combination.
Hop bittnerness with an oaky sweetness. Hops again on the back end. Really enjoy the big wood on this.
Carbonation spot on. Medium bodied. A fun take on an IPA

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 00:53:27 | More by dbmernin83
Photo of RJLarse


3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Waddell's. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a copper/bronze color and is clear. Small frothy white head.

Smell is a caramel malt aroma.

Caramel malts dominate the flavor with a mild bitter finish. Sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has a lot of body for an IPA. Slightly cloying.

A bit heavy for an IPA especially on a hot day in August. I make it more of an ESB.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 05:51:35 | More by RJLarse
Photo of rarbring


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear dark amber brew, a high compact off-white head that leaves loads of lacing and good curtains are seen.

Smelling of sweet tropical fruits, pine, resin and wet grass.

Tasting of toffee, dark toffee, resin, oak cask nuances, grape-fruit seeds.

Medium high carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and slightly oily texture, a dry finish.

A nice well balanced hop character, almost an imperial IPA to me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 20:09:20 | More by rarbring
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.