Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 33
Gots: 144 | 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:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 08-07-2010

RUMBLE IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuance. 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. Very inspiring.
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Photo of Bebum
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Citrusy, nice balance, very bitter but with a big enough malt in the background.

Photo of Edman5P
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good IPA although lacked in body and feel.. It tasted lighter than expected

Photo of Dikfour
2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle date: 4/13/2015

Look: Hazy deep red in color. A Finger of head sticks around nicely. Bubbly carbonation. Bunch of sediment.

Smell: Caramel up front. Vanilla. Malty as all heck. Not much hop pressence.

Taste: Mild caramel and vanilla right off the bat. Kinda boozy. Finishes with a pretty course bitterness.

Feel: Pleasant oaky dryness. Not enough body for something barrel treated. Even a bit watery. Nothing to really chew on here

Overall: Not a huge fan. I'll stick with Titan from these guys.

Photo of Andyyyyyy
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unique taste. Not too my liking but I can appreciate the attempt at a new and exciting flavor.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well past gold color with decent carbonation. For a taste, there is no hoppy first taste and horrible bitter pale aftertaste, you get a very good mixture of both at first which I like.

Photo of Mikus
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 4/7/15 and consumed about 8 weeks after. Medium to dark amber hue and definitely veering towards the 'dark side' of the IPA style. 2 fingers of white head (following an aggressive pour) that dissipated quickly. Mild nose, however some clear orange juice/sweet OJ concentrate, definite oak, and nice sweetness from the malt rang true. Interestingly, there was a clear and pronounced 'classic lager' taste right up front on this brew... I actually had to give a double take... then this opened up into a more complex oak and sweet citrus meld that I was expecting... very interesting experience. A bit sweet, not quite familiar IPA territory, but then again that is not claimed anywhere! Hint of a sweet carry over which coats the palate more than a standard IPA. Nice mouthfeel. Interesting diversion from the familiar IPA, however, not sure if it stands on its own enough for me to put it into any regular rotation.

Photo of Qsnow
1.32/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Not my type of beer.

Photo of soupyman10
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really a great looking beer - looks just how I want an IPA to look. Nice amber color with a half-inch of white foam on top that leaves solid lacing as the beer drains. All kinds of yeast floating around inside. Nose is subtle - mostly an oaky toffee malt smell, with some light fruitiness. Flavor is similar - more subtle than I'd want or expect. Flavor is similar, but with a bit of bitter hoppiness there as well. It's nice, but there's actually not all that much going on (again, less than I'd expect). Body is fine, with appropriate carbonation. Overall, solid, but not a particularly striking beer, given the unique element of the oak.

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 4/15/2015:
(Note to self-let this beer warm a bit to enjoy)
Pours hazy yellowish copper. Head grows nicely on an average pour - fluffy white. The head lasts quite well and there is a lot of lacing. Hadn't noticed in other pours of this beer, but there are some floaties in this one (looks like some sediment in the bottom that a careful pour on my next beer avoided).

Nose early is hard to discern, but the oak is actually one of the first things I notice. The other impressions I get seem tropical in nature, but are not very strong. The combination gives me a coconut smell at times. Warmth helps the nose a bit.

Taste is fairly smooth even from the start, carbonation providing a little tickle only. Taste is earthy and woody, some of which is obviously the barrel, some I think is the beer itself. There is some papaya-sweet tropical notes up front with the wood, the wood takes over mid-taste, and then some grapefruit rind mixes with the wood before a dry piney ending finishes the beer.

This is my third bottle of this. I thoroughly enjoyed my first one. I enjoyed my second one. Being a bit discerning for the review, this is this first one that seems like it's just started to turn a bit old. It has the same date as the others that I had a week ago, so...

The follow-up beer with no sediment still didn't taste as crisp, but didn't taste as bad as I recalled the previous beer. What I did find was that this beer worked best for me a little warmer than I normally enjoy the style. Scores adjusted.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Great Divide cervoise glass.

Look: Opaque caramel colored body under a cream colored head. Light film after recession, nice foamy lacing - patches and vertical bands.

Aroma: A good amount of caramel sweetness. Back end is drier with oak wood and spicy hops.

Taste: A good balance of malts up front (caramel sweetness) and dry wood behind. I love that you can taste the oak but it's not overpowering. Bitter hoppy finish but again -- not too much.

Mouthfeel: Smooth for the ABV.

Overall: 4.25 across the board. I really like this, it is so balanced and smooth, nothing overpowers the senses. Has all of the IPA attributes and just a perfect amount of woody oak. Well done.

Photo of BeerWizard
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has a lot of sawdust-looking floaties in it, which normally I like, but this one's on the edge for me. Color is a gorgeous deep amber and retains a slight, finely-bubbled layer over top for quite a while. Nose is citrusy and tropical, mango, but has some vanilla-like mellowness form the oak aging, very sherbert-like, somewhat medicinal. Flavor follows the nose with the citrus-coconut-vanilla-combo; it's a nice juxtaposition between the sharp hoppiness and oak-mellowed, rounded flavors, and I'd say they achieved a nice complexity with this one, especially for one of the more mass-produced seasonals. There's an initial sweet-sharpness, then the mellow flavors, and then a lingering light bitterness at the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is nice and syrupy, but lightened by the mid-level carbonation, which again, feels finely-bubbled, almost like a nitro. Overall I like this beer very much. I bought a variety pack and it's been my favorite one in there, despite having it a few years ago and not really liking it. It has a lot going on, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a different slant on IPA.

Photo of milehighhop
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy carmel brown in color, light tan head. Pleasant balance of hops and malt, overall very tasty

Photo of smith_s4765
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Awesome caramelized malts in this bad boy!

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Divide "Rumble"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON:MAR 19 2015"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

When I spotted "RUMBLE" on the shelf and took a closer look I saw that it was an "Oak Aged India Pale Ale" and decided to buy it based on that. What I found is that although it is clearly oak-aged, it's not overly done. The oak isn't even particularly noticeable at the outset, but as you progress through the glass you find a note of vanilla within the malt, and then the dryness of the wood that leads you to a long-lingering finish. Also not over-done were the hops. They're present (tropical fruit, gently piney), and you won't miss them if you're looking, but it's not a beer that hits you over the head in any way. So with that said, if you're looking for something more bombastic, this is not for you, it's more of a study in shades of subtlety. I like to think of it as a relaxing sipping beer before dinner (or after), not something that I'd have out at the bar with my friends. The only thing that could make this beer better for me would be if they added a bit of Brettanomyces to it. Worth trying.

Photo of majorbase2
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange color with some chunkies floating around in the bottom. Good sized light brown foam head with great retention; head still remained after 5+ minutes. Leaves a larger ring of lacing around the edge, and a but of lacing on the sides when swished.

Aroma is of sweet tropical fruits. Oak is present, but its more of an accent. Pine, caramel malts, and some bready malts. Possibly a bit of funk.

Fairly strong citrusy hops and some fairly prominent oak notes up front. Lots going on in the taste. Almost too much. Pine is still present, as are the caramel malts from the aroma. Grapefruit and mango take over more of a lead role as it warms, with bitterness becoming stronger. I think GD tried to do too much in the taste here. It's not bad, but the overabundance of flavors doesn't allow any particular flavor to come out and shine.

Light-medium body. Not much carbonation. Nice and easy drinker.

Overall, not a bad beer by an means, but not one of Great Divide's better brews. As mentioned, I think there's a little bit too much going on in the taste to allow anything to truly showcase itself.

Photo of hopsputin
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: a hazy burnt amber color with some brighter orange notes coming from the bottom. there is loads of sediment floating around the bottom of the glass. 1 finger frothy white head

s: light tropical fruits - mango, peach, pineapple. a juicy strawberry followed by sweet toffee. maybe a touch of oak

t: ripe mango and strawberry followed by bitter grapefruit, sweet malts (almost molasses-esq). there is an earthy/woody presence in here as well which is actually working well with the hops. the finish is some mild tea-like bitterness

m: medium mouthfeel. almost getting to that point where an IPA turns a little heavier. medium carbonation

o: to be honest, its nothing spectacular, but i am enjoying the earthy/wood notes and how they're working with the hops. i wouldn't go out of my way for this, but if you come across it i'd say grab it to try

Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: BOTTLED ON APR 06 2015

Amber-hued body; lots of fine carbonation bubbles; thick, dense, rocky head. Mild pine and floral scent; orange. Malty, caramel flavor; intense bitterness. Smooth overall with a soft, prickly feel; creamy; heavy sweetness counterbalanced with a very dry finish.

This beer delivers a dense, complex, and well-balanced tasting sensation. Rich malt flavors and an epic level of hop bitterness dance well with each other and provide a very satisfying, very pleasurable drinking experience.

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours a dark orange with a thin soft white head. The glass is full of floaty debris which is why I gave it a low look score. The aroma is very complex and enjoyable. It smells like vanilla, frosting, cream, orange, wood, and earthy hops. The flavor is quite unique as well. It has a lot of those wooden vanilla notes and the malt is very present, but there is more bitterness and hop citrus than in then nose. The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and chewy for a beer of this abv. I honestly do not understand why this bet is rated so low. I really like it.

Photo of stompilator
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip.

A - Poured a pale, almost amber gold, small, crisp head.

S - Mild wet flora and grapefruit aroma.

T - Light, juicy hops hit the front, with a subtle, oaky booziness hanging below. The hops begin to define over time, and the barrel is slightly more present, ending with a bitter grapefruit tinge. Decent residual bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, very mild carbonation.

O - Given the fairly subdued nature of the hops, I'd have loved to get more of the barrel. Very interesting flavors, none of which are pronounced.

Photo of nakedasajbird
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not enough oak. ...or nose or taste. Good middle of the road beer from a brewery that usually produces great beer... or high of the road beer, if you will.

Photo of scbeerman
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent sipping beer. Best served at 50-55 deg. unlike most IPAs, the oak and caramel/vanilla flavors become prevalent as it warms. Hop flavor and scent is more grapefruit-oriented with some pine. Not a session beer but definitely a good one to drink with friends over a decent period of time. I can imagine this being a good cigar beer.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really digging the mellow complexity of this one. I get slot of vanilla from the wood. Very enjoyable

Photo of Dusadus
4.73/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Darker than I likebut good

Photo of Mv32
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

This is an excellent IPA. One of my favorites. I drank it from a keg - not bottle. Excellent taste with medium to above hoppiness.

Photo of delta490
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a deep slightly clouded amber. The aroma has some nice pine notes and a hint of oak. The flavor has similar qualities but with an additional hit of vanilla. The body isn't too heavy or oily and with a nice little bite on the finish.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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