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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,408 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 28
Gots: 91 | 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

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass: from notes
A: An amber body, with a cream colored head holds good lace.
S: An oak in the back of the aroma, with pine and a touch of bourbon.
T/M: Slight spice on the front, with a dry and silky mouthfeel. A nice hop and malt balance. Great oak on the finish.
D: This is a great oaked IPA, one that oak is present but does not slow the drinking down.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy amber with small particles and two-finger, white, frothy head that lasted a couple minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Caramel malt and fruit. Hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid bitterness. Oak and caramel malt. Matches the nose pretty well.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry.

O: This beer smells really nice, and I like that it's an oak aged IPA.

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3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature.

What really turned me onto this beer was the oak-aged aspect of it. I really enjoyed DFH's Burton Baton, and have been looking for more. Luckily I was able to snag one of the few bottles left of this on my latest beer run.

A - Poured into one of the glasses I got this Christmas, the DFH signature glass. Pours a light orange with lots of carbonation activity. Only builds about a finger's worth of head with moderate retention. Pretty nice lacing, however. A quick swirl reinvigorates the head and gives a nice smattering of lace.

S - The smell is very interesting. It is more subdued than Burton Baton, but does have noticeable contributions from the wood in some oak and vanilla notes. They aren't as pronounced, but they do cover a lot of the hops. Underneath, there is a slight hop characteristic ripe with citrus. There is something that is a bit 'stale' smelling, however.

T - In the taste, the hops certainly come through more than in the nose. The wood adds a bit of a tannic note, but its pleasant. The vanilla adds another layer which is sweet yet not conflicting and plays well into the citrus mid-flavor. As it warms and is swirled, it loses a bit of carbonation that I feel actually helps it as the contrast between the oak barrels and typical IPA flavors mellows. Slight alcohol bite at the end that vanishes as it warms.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Bitterness is noticeable while drinking but blends with the other flavors great in the finish. Finish is a bit short-lived.

D - Drinkability is medium. When first drinking, the bitterness is a bit much, but it improves as it approaches room temperature. It's tough to rate this as I feel it tries to do a bit too much without excelling at either the oak or IPA by itself.

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Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip

A. 2 finger head. Nice retention. Nice lacing. Color is a rich dark orange.

S. Smell is somewhat hoppy. Pretty nice mix of citrus and piney hop aromas. Has a woody aroma that comes out underneath the hop aromas, a little vanilla. I like the mix of hops and barrel aroma. Just a faint hit of caramel malt.

T. Nice flavor. Nice hop flavor and bitterness. Can pick out the woody earthy almost hint of vanilla from the barrel aging. Pretty well balanced and very smooth. Has a quality that sets it apart from regular IPAs.

M. Nice mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

D. Definitely drinkable. Trying to remember if I have had any barrel aged IPAs before. I think this is a style I am going to have to delve deeper into. As for Rumble this is a pretty delicous beer. I liked this a lot.

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Bottle date 6/12.
I thought that an older bottle date for this IPA would possibly degrade the flavor four months later. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The beer poured a beautiful copper color with a two finger head.

Strong aroma of vanilla and oak.

The mouth feel is smooth.

The finish is enhanced by the aroma which remains with warming.
There is an intense complex taste of fruit, oak and vanilla.

This is a winner. Will drink again soon.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.