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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 28
Gots: 75 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: really clear copper looking IPA. Hardly any head at all. Bummer, was hoping for more on the appeareance. Sticky lacing.

S:Oaky, Vanilla, hops, peppery, and malt. Not life changing, or even mood changing. Not bad, I like the oak.

T:sweet, peppery, slight oakiness, bitter hops, good malt presence. The vanilla taste shows up in a big way and makes for a nice ipa. Hop Crisis from 21rst Amendment is better.

M: Medium feel with normal carbonation. Oily with a slight dry finish.

Paid $12.99 for a sixer. Great price!

JDizzle, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%

Amber gold with a carpet of beige that fades but rims and sheets. Nose is caramel, nutty granola and some glace orange - have the hops faded or were they never there to begin with?
Graham cracker and toffee sauce with Grand Marnier hops tones.
Vague woody tang on the finish and lingering bitterness. Thin, sharp, hot at first, mellows to round and medium when it opens up.

This has a June 12th, 2012 expiry date, which tells me it could be 5 months past bottling and not in it's prime. Nevertheless, it doesn't have the body to back up the heat or the IBUs. I get the vanilla wood others mention, but it seems to be at the expense of hop aroma.

Between this and the 16th Anniversary, I'm thinking GD should just stop wood-aging IPAs.

StJamesGate, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of RJLarse
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

On-tap at Waddell's. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a copper/bronze color and is clear. Small frothy white head.

Smell is a caramel malt aroma.

Caramel malts dominate the flavor with a mild bitter finish. Sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has a lot of body for an IPA. Slightly cloying.

A bit heavy for an IPA especially on a hot day in August. I make it more of an ESB.

RJLarse, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Kranders
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Really interesting IPA. It's a lot sweeter than you'd expect, but there still is a good amount of hops spread throughout the beer. The oak is pretty subtle, but it is definitely present in the beer and adds a really unique twist to the IPA that sets it apart from your average IPA.

Kranders, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Arbitrator
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a murky chestnut body with a small, short-lived off-white head. I generally prefer clarity and good retention for this style.

S: Toffee, caramel, and buttery oak. Uh? I didn't realize this was oak-aged. I guess that makes sense.

T: Toffee, caramel lead the way. It's very barleywine-like. Some citrus flavors are evident (grapefruit, mostly). I like the effect of the oak here; it adds some vanilla and a mellow, buttery feel in the mid-taste, though the finish becomes astringent.

M: Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. A little harsh in the finish from the tannins.

O: This is a hell of a lot better than Titan.

Arbitrator, Oct 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Poured into a standar pint glass, nice off white dense head about 1/2" thick, color is transparent copper, light carbonation.

Smell is lightly sweet caramel malt, with mild earthy, fruity bitterness.

Taste is smooth caramel malt, hint of biscuit and great fruity, earthy hop bitterness. I like the mix of fruity/grapefruit flavors and smooth caramel finish, not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel is solid, good bitterness backing up the caramel malt flavors.

Overall, very solid IPA; I think the oak aging smooths out some of the flavors, very mellow in its presence, but a nice compliment to the fruity and malt flavors.

mvanaskie13, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of Rhynes2
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%

To start there is white stuff floating in my glass. Not sure whats up with that and it was an immediate turn off for this brew. Poured with very little head but did leave nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Nice subtle hop taste with a touch of citrus. Very orange centered beer we have here. i like the oak aging here though. It helps balance out the beer a lot. I can't stress how much the white stuff put me off about this beer but ill probably try it again since great divide is a good brewery.

Rhynes2, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

Bottle was part of a Great Divide Variety Pack.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep, golden honey color. A one finger, dense beige colored head on the initial pour. It fades after a few minutes to a thin layer of foam. Lots of sticky lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - A very pleasant earthy-type aroma. A smell of citrus and caramel is also present.

T - A very good IPA. The oak aging imparts a sort of woody or eathy-type taste to the beer. The normal IPA flavors are also there with citrus and a nice hoppiness. A caramel sweetness is also present. The alcohol is not noticeable in the beginning but does peak through as the beers warms up.

M - A medium consistentcy. Decently carbonated. Leaves a nice bitter aftertaste after each sip.

O - A top-notch beer. I love IPAs and this beer with it's oak aging adds another layer of flavors that works really well. One of the best I've had from Great Divide. Nice job, Great Divide! Recommended.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Oct 23, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +7%

A clear dark amber brew, a high compact off-white head that leaves loads of lacing and good curtains are seen.

Smelling of sweet tropical fruits, pine, resin and wet grass.

Tasting of toffee, dark toffee, resin, oak cask nuances, grape-fruit seeds.

Medium high carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and slightly oily texture, a dry finish.

A nice well balanced hop character, almost an imperial IPA to me.

rarbring, Oct 13, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours a hazy orange copper with a one finger dark white head that fades slowly into a bubbly thin cap with spotty lacing.

Aroma of oak and citrus hops.

Taste follows the nose with a nice oakiness, hops and a very slight hint of vanilla.

Mouth Feel was medium body and carbonation, very crisp with a slight bitter after taste.

Overall this is a nice balanced IPA. The oak makes this. Very special enjoyable beer.

dtivp, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of soulfly1492
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Aroma: Lots of hops and malts. Caramel, roasty.

Appearance: Amber brown. High clarity. Light tan head. Dissipates slowly and unevenly, leaving lots of peaks and valleys.

Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, citrus hops, very little pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily, barely drying even in the aftertaste.

Overall: Nice malty IPA. Nice balance but on the malty side. Mild hops, nothing extra bitter or complex.

Note: At the Great Divide beer garden during GABF '11.

soulfly1492, Oct 08, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

12oz bottle 
Bottled on July 6 2011

A- Pours a orangish amber color with an off-white head.

S-  The aroma is sweet malt and a good dose of citrusy hops. The oak is there, but it is very subtle. Not as powerful of an aroma as I was hoping for.

T- The taste is sweet malt up front with a nice lingering bitterness from the hops in the finish. The hops are not tongue scorching bitter, but they do provide a nice lingering flavor.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad oak aged IPA. Definitely worth a try, wish I would have had a fresher bottle.

cjgator3, Oct 07, 2011
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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
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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
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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%

Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color with a light bubbly of white head.

Smell is of creamy citrus and rich malts.

Taste is awesome, so smooth and creamy with perfect balance to the hop bitterness by the wood aging. Very good beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer, I am a fan.

pmccallum86, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of Amorrn
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Appearance: Pours a rusty orange with two fingers of creamy tan head. Moderate carbonation, fairly cloudy. Head retention is pretty decent, and there is a fair amount of lacing on the glass as I continue to sip it.

Smell: Light notes of bready, caramelly malt. Strong piney and citrusy hop notes.

Taste: Lots of pine and citrus flavors from the hops stand out in the taste. Subdued caramel malt and oaky vanilla undertones balance out the flavor. Long and bitter finish that seems to come as much from the oak aging as it does from the hops, with a light vanilla note that seems to give it just a touch of balance. Very, very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Slick with a fairly light body.

Overall: A delightful IPA that is made all the more interesting because of the oak aging. If you are as much a fan of this style as I am, you owe it to yourself to grab yourself a sixer of this brew. I can only imagine how amazing this would be on tap or out of the growler.

Amorrn, Sep 27, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Picked this beer up in Totowa, intrigued by the oak aging of this beer. While this is certainly an IPA categorically, there are Scotch Ale aspects of that meshed well with the hoppier taste that I expected fro this beer.

Nothing memorable to the pour as this beer had a caramel hue to it. The head and lacing were almost nowhere to be seen and the aroma that of some caramel and peat moss. This was reinforced a bit in the mouthfeel and they gave way to a dry hopping that rose to prominence in the aftertaste. Although this was quite malty and the carbonation was light, this beer never felt heavy and was quite easy to drink. There was a strong earthy character to this beer that tied in the various notes together and what lingered after each sip felt like an IPA that wasn't too aggressive or strong in the alcohol department.

While this didn't stand out, it was different than other high-hopped beers that I've had. the aging process comes out in the appearance and up-front taste of this beer. There's just a bit of stickiness that lingered throughout my drinking session, reminding me of what made this beer different. For those looking for an IPA that has some body, mellowness, and warming aspects to it, this would be a good choice. Otherwise, this barely stood out from the pack.

JerzDevl2000, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

StonedTrippin, Sep 23, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

what a great 6er

appearance - mahogany with amber with a bit of haze. good one inch head on controlled pour. good retention and lacing is rimming.

smell - wood, malt, pine tar hops.

taste - oak coming in strong, some nice toffee caramel notes. a small and nice pine tar hop finish. liking it.

mouthfeel - decent carbonation for being oak aged. liking the body but its a bit cloying and perhaps too heavy for some especially for the style.

claytong, Sep 19, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%

dark golden orange, glowing, touch of haze. two-finger frothy head with good retention, fair whispy lacing.

aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit, papaya, pine tar. wet leaves, new mexican sand, and scallops. a hint of wood - oak - peat and salt.

taste is hops. grapefruit, oranges, caramel. a touch of salt... maybe that's the oak coming through with some funky hops? hints of almonds, earth. not quite my favorite. but not bad.

mouth moderate, full carbonation, a touch fierce and hot, but acceptable.

interesting offer, but not interesting in the right ways. wouldn't buy it again, as it just fails to hit any high notes and while good, isn't unique enough to keep my interest.

djeucalyptus, Sep 17, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12oz into pint glass.

Pours with a short gray-white head over a still amber body. Touch of lacing.

Aromas carry much of the oak quality. Medicinal to astringent hops. Some sweet, bready malt in the back.

Fairly rich and flavorful. Very woodsy, and slightly smokey, with hops taking the lead. Surprising touch of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Plenty of alchohol - i.e. not well hidden. Mouthfeel is too thick for the style / borderline DIPA, I suppose.

Not a bad beer - but it doesn't have any of the fresh, crisp hop profile you might expect. Surely due to the oak barrel aging, which I give them credit for trying on this non-traditional style for barrel aging.

BeerImmediately, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a clear, copper color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong earthy malt, slight citrus, slight hops, and slight nut. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, dry hop, slight citrus, slight hop, slight grass, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, great appearance, but the aroma and body were dominated by the earthy malt, (I don't particularly like that flavor).

Tone, Sep 14, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

A pint at the Great Divide taproom on 9/12/11.

Yellow with an amber tint. Fine head retention but little lacing. Aroma is understated C-hops with a dose of caramel. Well balanced taste, some tropical fruit, but a nice amount of malt and a hearty bitter finish with noticeable oak. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy body.

LittleDon, Sep 13, 2011
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