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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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87
very good

1,390 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,390
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 84 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

erlenmeyer, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of chumba526
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a full bodied orange color with a small off white head.

It smells of vanilla, cherries, grapefruit, caramel and oak.

It tastes mildly of vanilla; there is a nice woody taste. There is a nice citrus orange and grapefruit flavor. A mild caramel flavor adds a bit of sweetness to the beer. The taste ends with the bitterness that is expected from an IPA. It is Awesome, how the beer has a strong oak present yet it has the standard characteristics I look for in an IPA.

The carbonation is around medium. The beer goes down smooth.

The drinkability is pretty good for the style. It drinks very well; all the flavors mingle with each other very well. It is very smooth ale.

Overall I am quite impressed with this beer it is quite a bit better then I expected it to be. This is a really great creative IPA.

chumba526, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bkwhoppa66, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of WoodburyMN
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

WoodburyMN, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HopBrain, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of AwYeh
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into pint glass. Thanks to arvjunk for this one.

A: Pours a hazy light orange amber color, with less than a finger of head which dissipates quickly.

S: Full of citrus hops with a touch of pine, alongside caramel malts and hints of oak and vanilla.

T: Very sweet, both from the malts and a good deal of pineapple malts. The oak is light here, but adds to the effect of the beer's sweetness. A mild bitter finish balances things out.

M: Thin-medium body, with moderate carbonation. Smooth.

D: A very pleasant glass; never became cloying and just the right amount of oak is pleasant. Would enjoy having another.

AwYeh, Jan 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RyanGoodman, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

larbush, Jul 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%

DemoniChris, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bustersuess, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

seangibbs60, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.25/5  rDev +11%

ILiveOffHops, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

a - pours deep copper and translucent. gave me a pinky of off white head that calmed to a thin cap. some leggy lacing present.

s - citrus, berry, vanilla, toasted bread, slightly astringent.

t - bready, sweet malt first followed by vanilla. hop character comes across as earthy and piney with notes of grapefruit. finishes dry and the bitterness hangs.

m - medium body, slightly sticky, adequate carbonation.

o - an enjoyable take on the style and recommended. sadly, i haven't seen this one distributed in michigan, but if i do i will certainly be buying more.

divineaudio, Aug 14, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Caskaway, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

magnusdave, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of coldriver
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass. Unexceptional (but present) head and lacing. Floral hops aroma, with vanilla notes, and sure enough - some oak in there as well.

Taste piney/bitter but not particularly citrusy hops. Oak is right in there with the same tannins I might note in a glass of good merlot. Good hop to malt balance. Mouth feel is good, medium carbonation with dry finish.
I was a little indifferent to this IPA at first but by the time I was done the subtle oak character really pulled me in.

coldriver, Aug 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

chossboss, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dankjohn, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ccurrid, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of GallowsThief
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A – Poured out a nice golden caramel color. No head really to speak of at all.

S – Light aroma of hops. Piney. Vanilla sweetness.

T – I get the oak aging in this immediately and it gives it an almost burnt flavor. Much more then some other oak aged brews I have tried. Hop bitterness is there and its strong. Sweet malts try and run through as does a bit of sweetness. Pineapple?

M – Dry finish. Full bodied. Lightly carbonated.

O – Did not love this one. For me the oak aging was overdone and it took away much of the flavor. Too bitter but I know people will love this one.

GallowsThief, Aug 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Syraquse, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

XicanoBeerRun, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bmoney, Oct 12, 2013
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,390 ratings.