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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,397 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 85 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ckollias
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a porter/stout glass.

A: Pours a very hazy orange hue with a thin, 1-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Sweet caramel and vanilla aroma with hints of citrus and pine.

T: Mostly sweet and slightly bitter flavor with heavy overtones of caramel, vanilla, and hops. Background flavors of citrus and pine blend in with alcohol nicely

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good brew. Lots of flavors and aroma blended in nicely with the alcohol and aging on the oak only makes it better.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Zimbo
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bit confuded how this here can be called an 'American IPA' instead of a generic American ale when you consider that Fyne Cairn Dhu is listed on BA as 'Scottish Ale' when it is so obviously a mild. The '60/' in the name is one pretty huge clue.

Anyway, one opening this is surprising fresh for a barrell aged beer. Head starts insipidly but eventually forms a very respectable constant 1/4 head.

Deep wood hop dryness which leaves a very pleasant super woody dryness (funny that) all over the mouth though there's an almost orangy juiciness there too with a trace of grapefruit. Lingers there for quite some tijme too.

The oak is superbly intergrated here. Was initally very sceptical about the barrell aging here but this is very delectable.
Great Divide, you have yet to fail me. Thumbs up.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pretty coppery orange, good 1" head to it, lacing is better than average. Aroma is heavily bitter, alcohol and slightly oaky.

Taste, doesn't really give you the ipa hops, maybe the aging in the oak causes you to lose some of that. Compared to the DFH oak aged ipa, this one falls to second place. Still a decent beer, just would seem to fit into any other category just as well as ipa because the hops are behind the scenes and not all that forceful here. They do leave behind a decent sized amount of bitterness, which is somewhat enjoyable in the mouthfeel with the oak and very present alcohol.

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We pour a glowing orange brew. It holds a one finger head of caramel bubbles. This recedes on the quicker side, leaving spotty lacing. What is left is a thick layer of big bubbles that remain throughout the tasting. There is low carbonation, a thick haze, and no sediment. Upon sniffing, a huge oak fist punches us in the nose. This is immediately and undeniably apparent, with all of its souring and musky glory. It conjures thoughts of aged blue cheese. The hops are grapefruit and intense, with fruity tang and sweetness. Finally there is a mineral quality, but this is light and in the background. As we sip, the flavoring begins with dark and caramel malts, with a balance of bright citric hops. There is a robust grassiness and bittering bite. As in the nose there is huge oak action, adding a softer woody character. The middle peaks with fruit and orange sweetness, sugary strawberries, and a honeysuckle floral air. This, too, is all cut through by a sharp, souring oak. The end shows a revival of citric hops, continued earth and minerals, giving a musk to it. There is booze and more puckering bitterness to round us out. The aftertaste breathes with more musky oak, bittering earth, citric hops, and a thick musk. The body is medium and the carbonation is lighter. There is beautiful smack and slurp to each sip, with a great creaminess. The mouth is roughly dried, but appropriately so for something with such stark wood. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks easily, but more slowly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the absurd nose. The oak is more represented here than many of the other wood-aged beers we’ve encountered. There is musk, wood, moss, cheese, all wrapped in one. The color is beautiful and the corresponding taste puts this one over the top.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Rose Alley Ale House. Served in a Belgian tulip glass, cool. Off-white head and an amber body. Vanilla and pine smell. Tastes like vanilla ice cream with a resin pine finish. Smooth with medium carbonation. Nice but not overly a double.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The body of the beer was a cloudy, orange-copper...a one finger, creamy, off white head formed...although there was some nice carbonation, the head didn't last long...there was some decent lacing left behind though

S - Piney hops are very present and provide a slight bitterness to the nose...sweet caramel...oak is also present, but it's coming off in a rather weird aroma

T - There is a nice balance at first sip...the oak is very subtle, but you can pick up on its nuances...there is a nice sweetness level in the middle of the beer...caramel and soft vanilla...the hops bring themselves to the finish...they cut right through the sweetness and show their bitterness...that bitterness lingers

M - Medium bodied...chewy, bitter, but rather watery

O - I love the fact of an oak-aged IPA in a 12 oz. bottle...Great Divide shows a nice effort here, but the oak comes across a little strange in the nose and the mouthfeel was knocked down a bit...I'd have more if it was offered, but I'm not going to go out of my way for one

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.