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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1078
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%


Brewed by:
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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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glid02

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask the Brick Store.

Pours an almost opaque deep copper color with a half-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bready caramel and pale malts with good amounts of leafy and citrus hops. Also present are slight amounts of oak tannins.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the influence from the oak is less. Moderately sweet caramel malt flavors with good amounts of breadiness kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of citrus hop flavors. Midway through the sip the citrus influence fades, turning more toward leafy and slightly earthy notes. The deeper hop flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was surprised at the high level of oak influence in the aroma compared to the tap version. A substantial enough difference to warrant another try even if you've already had it in the bottle or on-tap.

Serving type: cask

11-01-2010 00:11:11 | More by glid02
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Rustico - Alexandria.

Served in a pint glass. Pours a moderate to semi-dark brown color with a tan head. A good amount of lacing to start off with, but it doesn't have the type of staying power that I expect for a cask IPA. The nose brings forward the oak a bit more than the hops, which are certainly restrained. There's nothing from the hops that really jumps out; I could say maybe a little bit of earthy and floral hops, but the oak really takes over.

The same thing can be said about the taste, as while I get a decent amount of bitterness, the oak characteristics really carry through and I believe there's some earthy hops underneath, as I can certainly say I'm not getting citrus or tropical, but that's about it. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a good amount of bitterness and some slight oak tannin. Drinks fairly well but is somewhat disappointing.

Serving type: cask

10-29-2010 00:52:08 | More by Thorpe429
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kj8525

Colorado

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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spinrsx

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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Spikester

Oregon

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
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a0lbudman

Alabama

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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CHickman

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
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WoodBrew

Illinois

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
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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
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Qbdoo

Illinois

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
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Pyrosixer9

Colorado

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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GPHarris

Alabama

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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KTCamm

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
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

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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rlee1390

Indiana

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
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artoolemomo

Oregon

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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MacQ32

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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srandycarter

California

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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Act25

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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Sludgeman

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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soju6

Missouri

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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johnnnniee

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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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
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denver10

Colorado

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

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Aroma is citric and piney hops paired with some oak and vanilla. Flavor is a nice marriage of hops and oak chis, piney and fruity, oak and vanilla, and some caramel and toffee from the malt. A crisp mouthfeel. Overall, one of the better Great Divide beers for me. Not a huge fan of this brewery, but this is a solid beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 02:32:52 | More by denver10
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-pours copper with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly leaving some lacing

S-citrussy and hoppy

T-citrus hops, oak, coconut, some earthiness, hint of alcohol, and a nice bitter finish. Fairly complex as the oak adds some additional layers of flavor.

M-Nicely carbonated resulting in a beer thats not too heavy.

D-This is a very drinkable IPA though its high alcohol content for the style might hinder this from being a session beer.

Overall, lovers of IPAs and oak aged beers should definitely give this a try. Its another solid beer from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 21:51:39 | More by thegodfather2701
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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