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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 RonfromJersey

New Jersey

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

Growler from FreeBridge.

It's National IPA Day. I pulled out my Great Divide tee at random this morning. Rumble is one of the $5.00 growlers today. I have to try this.

Red orange body. High clarity. Three fingers of bubbly snow white rocky froth. Very good lace.

Aroma is oak and vanilla. Earthy hops. Nothing as big as hoped and expected.

Big splash of caramel. Then oak and vanilla. Earthy hops. Undercurrent of citrus. Needs more of the citrus.

Rich medium plus mouthfeel.

Good and tasty, well worth trying, but not special, as an IPA. Stay with Titan and Hercules for GD IPAs on a regular basis. It's a very good American Strong Ale.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2012 03:47:52 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of philerman


4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a growler filled at the Cranbury (NJ) BuyRite into British-style pint glass.

Pours a pleasing copper color with about a finger's worth of head. Slight pine smell. Initial taste is crisp, mostly the carbonation. Very hoppy mouthfeel that also contributes to betraying it's somewhat hefty ABV. A bit of a sour aftertaste.

Serving type: growler

09-12-2011 23:47:47 | More by philerman
Photo of xnicknj


3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

growler poured into pint glass - thanks to acviencko for sharing

Pours a hazed burnt orange with golden tones. A thinner white head fades into some cloudy film with a few patches of lacing on the glass.

Leafy hops and herbal tones in the nose. Some hints of bready malt and caramel, biscuit-like tones persist. Faint sweetness and alcohol.

Bitter up front with piney hops and some leafy herbalness. The malt is fairly large with bready tones and drizzled caramel. Some sweetness runs through the middle with light citrus, giving way to more bittering hops towards the finish, which is dry and lingering.

Medium body, well carbonated, creamy on the tongue, lingering and sticky on the tongue. A pretty solid IPA from Great Divide, although I might prefer Titan or Hercules to this.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2011 02:09:51 | More by xnicknj
Photo of PCampbell


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

Poured from a 64 oz. growler into a tulip glass. A nice amber/copper color to it with a light tan head and nice lacing on the edges.

On first smell it gives off a nice aroma from the oak and the hops. Smells of pine, vanilla, oak, citrus hops and some malt to give it some backbone. When you taste it, it starts off with the caramel malts and has citrus flavors that come up later and finishes dry. Has a nice mouthfeel and is somewhat smooth with a nice amount of carbonation.

A nicely made oak-aged IPA, it's a little different from all the other IPAs out there which is good. Worth a taste if you're a fan of IPAs.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2011 20:19:50 | More by PCampbell
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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Ratman, and shared with a group. Poured a beautiful dark orange color with a wisp of light tan foam on top. Aromas of citrus, floral hops and caramel. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with a little oak, caramel and some good hops.

Serving type: growler

06-27-2011 00:00:27 | More by emmasdad
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3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle a little over a month old. Looks Amber in the glass and got a finger of off white head that dissipated quickly.

Smells like caramel from the malt and just a very slight smells of vanilla. Not a lot if hops smell on the nose.

Taste reminds me of Titan ipa. Slightly more bitter and I do pick up the oak and vanilla characters slightly

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:03:48 | More by kj8525
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold amber with one finger of off white head that goes rather quickly but leaves a fair amount of lace.
Smell is dank hops some sweet malts and some yeast.
Taste is bitter slightly fruity hops with malts enough to reign in most of the bitter. Some yeast is detectable and maybe some oak from the aging process.
Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. A medium dry finish.
Overall This beer was bottled on July 2, 2013 so I could probably bump the score up a point or two when I find a fresher example. As is it was tasty enough with no off flavors. Just a bit faded.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 07:28:51 | More by Spikester
Photo of a0lbudman


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark amber color with an off white head with a good lace
S-a hoppy pine smell with a slight citrus smell
T-hoppy taste with pine and hop aftertaste that lasted until the finish
M-medium carbonation and medium body
O- was a outstanding IPA that had a very clean finish. A hard hop taste that finished with a hard hop taste fading. The aging seems to help.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:15:29 | More by a0lbudman
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New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles on June 12, 2013: Pours very cloudy brown copper color with a 2 finger frothy sand colored head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly, allowing nice foamy bubbles and bumps to form, leaving excellent lacing sticking to the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells fruity, hoppy and oaky initially, with piney hops, caramel, oak, grains, orange peel and some light vanilla. It was on the sweet side, and the hops seems to mellow from the oak aging, but the oak and vanilla notes worked well with the hops and malts. Not a great smell for an IPA in the traditional sense, but a nice nose overall as the product in its final state was pleasant to inhale.

Tastes just like it smells, with piney hops, caramel, oak notes, roasted grains, apple skin, lemon, citrus hops, orange peel, vanilla, herbs/tea leaf, light spices like coriander or a sprinkle of cinnamon, and very faint booze like a splash of red wine. Sweet and oaky, yet still malty enough that this was a very subdued IPA as the hops seemed watered down – still quite tasty and flavorful, just not a hop bomb and in fact more grainy tasting as it trails off.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with very light, fizzy carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet grainy finish that has some hoppy/herbal notes.

Solid offering that I would definitely have again; would I seek it out, no, but I would buy it again and try another batch both fresh and aged to see how they stack up. Great Divide makes good stuff and this is another beer worthy of trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 05:40:53 | More by CHickman
Photo of WoodBrew


2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Whoaw...there is something a bit off kilter on this one...there is a weird twang. The beer pours a copper unfiltered color with thin white head that is lacing. The scent is a subtle spicey hop....that is different from others I have tasted. The taste is just weird....almost like a root beer or something..The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall....I do not like this beer...I don't know what it is....but no!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 00:16:10 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of bucksatan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The trick to this one is the tempture! I had a bottle straight from the cooler and it was... ok. Did not really taste any OAK and in my mind was the fabulous Cigar CIty White Oak IPA. Then, it sat in the car for a few hours and warmed up. Then when home popped another bottle just under room tempture and the OAK flavor came out to play. Still not as good as CCs offering but worth while.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 20:27:40 | More by bucksatan
Photo of Qbdoo


3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first impression was pretty negative. I felt the oakiness got in the way of the hops. But as I drank a couple this grew on me. The smell is its most appealing quality - intense citrus and pine. But this doesn't come out in the taste, and this threw me off. Expect a typical IPA and you won't like this. But once I set aside expectations I came to really appreciate this. The hops are subdued and the oak really brings out the malt. It's a slightly odd flavor and in a blind taste test I might not identify it as an IPA, but it's unique and flavorful and I'll drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:16:13 | More by Qbdoo
Photo of Pyrosixer9


2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Clear, darker orange. White head that dissipates quickly. Nothing special.

S: IPA citrus gone wrong. It smells muddled, like old unappealing fruit that's been sitting out for a while. Old oranges and slight woodiness.

T: The oak muddles the citrus that you would expect in an IPA. Instead of improving on the IPA, the oak seems to have made it worse. Oak up front, with orange peel the rest of the way. Aftertaste brings back the oak. Not appealing.

M: Moderate carbonation, but sits on the tongue after each sip.

O: I really wanted to like this beer. I had never had an oaked IPA, but I was so blown away by their oaked Yeti's that I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the oak ruined what I enjoyed about IPA's. This is one of my biggest dissapointments from Great Divide. Won't be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:22:48 | More by Pyrosixer9
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - pine and vanilla dominate with a hint of oak.
t - same as above but the oak is more pronounced.
t - creamy and medium.
o - barrel-aged ipas are hit or miss for me and this was a hit. the oak was well done and subtle.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 18:48:51 | More by GPHarris
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New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as a solo.

Pours medium copper with a touch of white foam. Thicker around the ring. Mild woodsy nose. Light pine. Taste is a full rich hearty oak, hints of vanilla. Minty bitter at the close. Expertly balanced really good. Need to get back into GDBC.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 17:11:29 | More by KTCamm
Photo of MistahBeah


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Great Divide's Rumble IPA is an oak aged IPA. The bottle explains that this is an IPA hopped with Pacific Northwest hops and "gently" aged on French and American oak. The label depicts a silhouette of a bull in a desert setting. 7.1% ABV and bottled on 7/2/13. Poured into a stein

Pours a clear amber with a nice frothy finger and a half worth of kahki-colored head. Chunky lacing. Decent retention. Nice amount of carbonation

Smells of fresh baked bread. Definite oak aromas. Grassy hop notes. Not much else

Flavors are very malt forward. Bready and caramel notes reign supreme. There is some earthy woody flavors from the oak with a fleeting taste of vanilla. The hops come in, almost as an afterthought, and are grassy and piney. Faint citrus finish is zesty. I can't say this is particularly well-balanced but tasty enough

Feels smooth. Has a nice medium body. The hops and carbonation give it a nice bite

Overall not too shabby. The oak doesn't do its job quite as well as with Dogfish Head's Burton Baton but it's a nice thought. While it doesn't really work well here this still a nice IPA. It probably won't please the hopheads but for a change of pace it's worth a shot

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 02:59:00 | More by MistahBeah
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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy orange, two finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Oak, malt, grass, citrus. Less than three months old so the hops should have faded too much but still could be more.

T-Starts with malt and oak. Has some bitterness in the finish along with citrus and grassy hops. But they take a back seat to the malt.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated with some hop bite.

O-The beer just doesn't have the right balance. Less malt more hops. Right now it is too malty. It seems like at the end of the day oak aged IPAs never turn out great.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 02:52:00 | More by rlee1390
Photo of artoolemomo


3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours two to three fingers worth of head which has a little bit of retention. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber which glows a lighter amber when held up to the light. Good amount of lacing so far.

Nose- Very different aromas coming from the bottle and the glass. The glass shows more of a traditional IPA aroma: orange, lemon, grapefruit with pine and resin. The bottle shows caramel alongside subtle hints of vanilla and oak. The typical IPA notes of the glass begin to fade and show very subdued notes of vanilla and oak. Some mustiness and minor earwax appear after I swirl the glass.

Taste- Oakiness matched with caramel and some pine and resin from the hops hang around the edges. The caramel seems to pervade the entire flavor profile with strong coming on the finish matched with some vanilla notes. However, the oak is well rounded and enjoyable (unlike many oak aged beers I've had) that brings enough vanilla and spice to avoid being singular or boring. Some orange, lemon, grapefruit, and minimal matchstick pair with the caramel but all of these notes are dominated by the oak based complex within the flavor profile. The oak tends to foray smoothly into the pine, wood, and resin finish. Definitely a solid beer that I wouldn't mind having again. Maybe a little oaky for me but what do you expect from an oak aged beer. The spice tasted is reminiscent of rye.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied but closer to light bodied. Appropriate amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty good considering that oak is sometimes an obstacle for me. A slight hint of alcohol but it works well with the oak, vanilla, and spice.

Overall- Solid beer and interesting take on an IPA. Definitely worth a try. I would possibly repurchase this and the suggested food pairings are intriguing.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 00:52:23 | More by artoolemomo
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South Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly amber copper color with a great finger of light toffee colored head, decent lacing and so-so retention.

S - Hoppy, slightly resinous and citrus rind type aromas. Hefty malt backbone with a mild smokey/decently oaky aroma.

S - Tastes more like an APA imo. Quite mild, theres initially a nice dry refreshing light hoppy flavor which is followed by oakyness and light malts. Not enough flavor/depth here. Very very one dimensional flavor

M - Brew feels rather thin in my mouth, very very easy to drink, almost watery.

O - Intro craft beer? sure... not much else IMO. way too watery/light, not a lot of flavor either.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 22:55:20 | More by MacQ32
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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
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New Jersey

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

Poured from a fresh bottle (5 weeks old) into a .5l glass named Spaten.

A: Long lasting off white head sits on top of a clear coppery, amber brew without much visible carbonation and leaves moderate lacing.

S: Very bready, malt forward, a bit of oak, hops, grass. Very pleasant. Not leaping out.

T: Very good. Like the smell, bread and oak with a hop finish majoring in grass, hay, herbs more than fruit, more pine than citrus. I loved it with intense sea scallop and sausage over garden veggie sauce with fresh tomatoes, provolone and truffle oil, also with the after dinner cheese course.

I am huge fan of Great Divide & Stone. In this category, Stone Arrogant Bastard wins! But this was a nice beer that I will look forward to coming back to and tasting head to head with Stone. I let it warm, and I sipped it slowly and it got more oaky, stinky, arrogant, shall we say? as it warmed. But it was just ok.

M: creamy, yet dry, but still a bit busy finish.

O - This is a nice example of oak aged IPA. It was mild and well done, but not GD's best.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:13:42 | More by Act25
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District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a red wine glass (at the beach – not much glassware choice). Bottled on 6/24/13.

A nicely balanced beer. Comparatively, a malty IPA, not a hop bomb by any means. A nice addition to the Great Divide “library.”

A – Pours a beautiful clear amber, almost no head (-). Some moderate lacing, surprising consider the almost zero head.

S – Moderate hoppy resins. Malty, sweetness.

T – Clean malt sweetness with resinous hoppiness. Relatively balanced. Oakiness is faint.

MF – Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 17:09:36 | More by Sludgeman
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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a bright coppery color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, bit of malt sweetness, fresh grain and hint of wood.

T: Taste of citrus , some malt caramel sweetness with grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and refreshing.

O: The cask aging seem to take the biting edge off of the hops. Nice touch. Enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 14:35:24 | More by soju6
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New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from yankee spirits in Sturbridge MA
Pours a clear medium gold color with a decent head that leaves plenty of lace on the way down. Smells of caramel, toffee, earthy pine, a hint of wood and vanilla. The flavor is a bit sweet with caramel brown sugar and toffee up front. Next comes an onslaught of earthy pine bitterness that borders at times on the harsh. Light vanilla and oak creep in before a lingering hop bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. This ones good, but the hops feel a bit faded but still quite harsh. A bit of oxidation messes with the smoothness and adds some toffee sherry notes that are out of place in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:58:33 | More by johnnnniee
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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