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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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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere. A study in oak more than IPA, and maybe because of the bottling since August. Mid yelow body with a generous white head. Woody aroma, and taste. Creamy finish, some citrus orange throughout. Decent drinkability. Well balanced between the wood, the IPA. Something to have from a sinking ship, and then...forget.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:34:38 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Divide Tap Room in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear dark orange color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Random thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, citrus zest, and an earthy wood aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest/pine hops with a woody quality on the finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate lingers after each sip. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and slightly thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid IPA with some nice wood aged characteristics. I would definitely get this one again if it were available in CA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 19:07:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy copper in color and has small particles floating in suspension along with a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has moderately strong aromas of oak along with notes of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, flavors of oak really stand out in the taste and contribute hints of vanilla. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness and citrusy flavors from the hops. Hints of caramel malts are also noticeable in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The oak aging seems to lend some dryness to the finish.
O: The beer is very well balanced and doesn’t come across as being overly bitter compared to many other beers in the style. The oak aging also helps in balancing off the hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 17:01:49 | More by metter98
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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
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed on August 4th 2010.Poured a bottle into a nonic,a clear rich bronze with craterous one finger white head that left btoken rings of lace as it settled slowly atop.Aromas are actually quite light with some toasty oak,and light liafy hop intertwined.A real nice full mouthfeel to this beer,its quite smooth.Flavors are pretty good but kinda left me wanting more,light vanilla tinged toasty oak to me overshadows the leafy "green" hop.Not a bad brew, but to me the hops need to be amped up a little.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 20:26:20 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

Had to grab another pint before departing from the minor Paulaner festivities at the Firk. It pours a clear light russet-amber topped by a nice finger of ecru foam. The nose comprises flowers, grapefruit, orange zest, and vanilla. The taste is very similar, with a solid background loaded with oak. It creates a very nice foundation for the hoppy aspects, but any real malt backbone is kinda lost in the shuffle. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a nice IPA, one that seems to generally benefit from the oak aging.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2010 17:32:33 | More by TMoney2591
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Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, vanilla, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of vanilla, caramel and citrus in a prominent display of oak-aging. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a good IPA to drink for a long time if you’re not looking for a hop-bomb.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 02:34:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on May 31 2012... nothing like getting a a pre-aged seasonal, this just showed up here recently at the local shop.

Dark copper orange body, slight haze to it.
Strong caramel aromas, vague oak, rather sweet and vaguely fruity.

Heavy caramel malt flavors, light oak, slick and sweet. Tastes like an old IPA unfortunately, with some woody traces. Malt dominates... where are the hops? IPA fail. Glad this was only a single, wouldn't drink it again with so many better local options.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 00:32:04 | More by emerge077
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my wife for picking this one up for me at Goebbel's in Wichita..

Pours caramel with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Insane lacing & good head retention

S: Caramel &pineyness

T: Follows the nose, plus toffee & oaky undertones up front, dryness coming with that. Oaky vanilla notes blend to a near praline flavor as this warms, plus a bit of grapefruit merges with piney resin. Piney hops hoppyness & toffee dominate the finish along with some dryness. Almost pulled a 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, semi-sticky, fairly creamy carbonation, great balance, which means many hopheads will be disappointed with this one...

Drinks easy, I like this better than I did a few weeks ago when I first tried it. Good, not great offering from GD

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 01:41:01 | More by russpowell
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Aug. 18, 2010. The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. I get some oak and vanilla notes as expected, but I also get some nuttyness and a lot of orange citrus from the hops. The flavor is just as good. The dominant flavor is orange citrus, but I also get some pine, caramel malt and oak. While there is a ton of hop flavor, the oak aging seems to have mellowed the bitterness quite a bit, leaving the beer very drinkable but full of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I loved the 15th/16th Anniversary beer from Great Divide and this one is just as good. A great, oak-aged IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 04:43:00 | More by Mora2000
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with orange highlights with a one-finger white head of foam. The head didn't last long and left some good foamy lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and oak notes. It had a nice caramel nose, too.

T - It tasted of pine, citrus and sweet caramel. The woody flavor is very mild.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a pretty nice oak aged IPA. It was mild and well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 02:56:55 | More by zeff80
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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wonder if this is going to be like their anniversary beers, the wood aged IPAs.

A nice fluffy 1 finger head rises up and fades semi slowly with a little lacing. The beer is crystal clear toasty amber orange golden red color.

The nose brings really weird flavors, lots of fruit to start, apricot, some other light colored round fruit. There's some woody esthers as well, it's a strange wood aroma. Some very light spicy and earthy hops in there, with a little fruity, grassy, and citrus aromas . Also some creamy malt aromas, and a weird like aroma that reminds me of rice...

The taste comes just as weird. It has some weird woody esther flavors, like chewing on sawdust. Then more malty flavors, a little bit of some sweet and creamy malts. ALso more hops, some spicy, chewy, piny, and light juicy citrus hops, somewhat earthy too. Lots of caramel and a little vanilla too. I also get some cognac oak chip flavors too, which rings a bell as I just brewed an homebrew, IPA with cognac oak chips in it. As it finishes it brings out more of the bitterness and a very slight astringency. Also more of the cognac, vanilla, caramel, and tons of the wood esthers.

The mouth is medium body with decent carbonation.

It has a strange drinkability, not much for alcohol feel, and finishes pretty dry without the sticky feel that I really expected, but that bitterness really starts to get astringent, and with the wood just comes across on the opposite side as the hops. They don't seem to merge well in this beer. The Anniversary beers they make are delicious, but this one is a little too contrast and the wood is just weird.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 02:42:54 | More by jlindros
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a robust ipa with meaty character and tones. The hops don't really give a real elaborate presentation; more of a thick delivery. I like this one, though I'd appreciate a fresh sample to be able to give a purists opinion. That aside, still diggin' it regardless.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 04:27:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a deep amber caramel hue with an off white head, nice retention and thickness, fine scattered lacing wraps around my chalice. I need something really hoppy after an oak aged IPA that kind of masks the hops. Smell is of dark caramel roasted malt with hints of oak and vanilla, a very muted hop profile if there is one existing I can't smell it. What's the point I'm getting caramel, vanilla, bourbon soaked oak but nothing reminiscient of an IPA. This is much like the oak aged Anniversary beers just toned down abit with the booze. Flavor isn't as bad as a boozier version is but still there's not much citrus/pine hops going on it's more like butterscotch/caramel alcohol and oak barrel aging all in one. Mouthfeel not cloying cleans off the palate relatively easy comparing the 15th Anniversary DIPA I had last year, I won't touch the 16th Anniversary with a stick, but I really liked this label. A touch of alcohol and oak dryness with this malty IPA compared to what the average hoppy ale is complemented with. Drinkability overall isn't as bad as I was forecasting I'm glad I gave it a try but it's pretty different than the 15th and 16th Anniversary brews. Small quantities I can handle this hoppy oak aged IPA, who invented that one.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 04:55:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

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

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: oak and vanilla are most notable with some floral hop presenece.

Taste: a bready malt base with caramel, oak, vanilla, a mild earthiness, and nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Very long aftertaste here.

Drinkability: this was a beer that went down smoothly and had a nice flavor profile that kept it interesting. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 13:30:19 | More by Gavage
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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
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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a translucent amber with small white head, light lace.

S: Grass, 'green' leaf notes, some herbal smells as well, but light.

T: Definite oak and wood flavours with a hint of tannin. Good citrusy hop flavours, grapefruit is dominant with some lemon. Well integrated.

M: Medium-bodied, mildly tannic, resiny, medium long aftertaste.

O: Quite a good beer, like a smaller version of their anniversary brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:09:05 | More by Halcyondays
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich and pleasant hoppy ale. Deep spicy nose and a great flowery aroma when you inhale. Bitterness is kept in check with these big aromatic hops. Full but not syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation in the mouth full, attractive golden amber topped with a nice beery head. Deep, long flavors of resiny hops. Sharp and acidic but malty enough. Oak is so restrained that you forget about it. After checking the label I've convinced myself that it has a vanilla scent.

I'm hoping for a Belgian funk version, let's call it Collette on a Rumble Hoss.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 04:18:07 | More by mactrail
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Plenty of oak, hops, caramel and light hops

T: Fresh oakiness, delicious, caramel, vanilla

M: Sordove big on carbonation, oak, syrup

D: While the mouthfeel was not so great it was tasty

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 02:05:19 | More by barleywinefiend
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not quite imperial, this oaked ipa forces a front of tongue sweetness and heaviness that endeavors to refresh and pacify the drinker. pours a resin-like sludgey indian summer red with a nose of HERE I AM! hops. alcohol is present but behind the scenes, better as it warms. pleasantly buzzworthy after just a few, one I will keep going back to. $ well spent

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 06:48:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled mid-June, poured a clear orange and left thick lacing. I'd call it a smooth, interesting IPA. The barrel character pops through the hops with gentle vanilla and oak, along with caramel malt. I'd like a little more of the juicy, citrus hop, but this a balanced, tasty beer. Give it a try, it's not too heavy for a 7% barrel aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:16:20 | More by tempest
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2.6/5  rDev -32.3%
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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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle at Gullifty's, Bryn Mawr, PA

Poured into a nondescript stem glass a clear, amber-orange with just a ringlet of white bubbles on top. Noticeable chunks of sediment in the glass. Bready aroma, earthy hops, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor matches the aroma: bready caramel malts, earthy hops, oak and vanilla, with notes of citric bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, and quite drinkable, but not quite as good as say, Ithaca Flower Power, which I had just before switching to this.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 19:06:35 | More by Rifugium
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New York

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

Bottled on "Aug 17, 2010" = 5 weeks ago, great to enjoy beer that you know is fresh!

Pours a nice looking shade of honey amber, with a dull orangey glow, lite tan head, tiny bubbles , stays, thick collar and respectable fine sticky lace.

Leafy hop nose, with a hint smoked up wood and a malty sweet undertone.

Tasty and appealing IPA, on the sweet side, with more then ample malt being a recurring theme. Wood also joins the flavor party. Thoroughly enjoyable, bold and flavorful brew, a wee bit lacking in the hops dept

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 13:07:48 | More by Billolick
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