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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,345 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 28
Gots: 76 | 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:
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 Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Sammy, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

djrn2, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

Thorpe429, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.4%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar, May 31, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

acurtis, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev 0%

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.

metter98, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ygtbsm94, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

A: tons of lace. clear golden with crimson hues.

S: oatmeal raisin and earthy.

T: raisin, vanilla and caramel. Light on the hops but enough to balance the oak and vanilla flavor. Some wood notes.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: this one is different. Not what I expected from an IPA. The hops were not quite as flavorful as I expected for a 7.1% ABV.

kylehay2004, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

oberon, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

emerge077, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

zeff80, Dec 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

A - Half a finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper-brown colored body. The head settles rapidly and leaves little lace.

S - Light oak notes with some pine hops. A little bit of toasted malt and coconut.

T - Toasted malt and light caramel up front with some vanilla and coconut notes of oak. Creamy malt sweetness in the middle with more oak flavor and some pine hop flavor. The hop character intensifies in the finish with more pine notes and a hint of grapefruit. Sweet, caramel malt is balanced by moderate hop bitterness as notes of vanilla and pine hops linger.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - A really nice combination of oak and hop character. The oak is sweet and lively without the harsh toasted character that sometimes comes through in oaked IPAs. The pine hop character compliments the creamy vanilla of the oak quite well and there is just enough malt character to balance things out. This is a really nice beer and well worth buying even by the six pack.

nickfl, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 16, 2010
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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.