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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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1,274 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,274
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 59 | 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 FosterJM


3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

705th Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
12 oz
No date

App- Deep, deep orange with some darker highlights. A 1/2 inch head, had one line of cling.

Smell- Big hops, a little bitter on the nose with a slight pungent malt and some oak.

Taste- I dont think Oak needs to come into IPAs. This loses a lot of the refreshing notes that the balance can bring. This is a bit thick and hoppy. As it warms the vanilla becomes more evident.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a bitter hoppy aftertaste.

Drink- Its better than average but leaves me wanting more. A bit thick, kind of smooth. I think this could be a lot more than it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 03:04:58 | More by FosterJM
Photo of Butzen


4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rumble is a deep, clear auburn/garnet beauty with a long-lasting, creamy, spottily laced head. It’s a real joy to look at – it has a full, developed, vintage look and a soft glow to it. The smell is sweet and more piney-hoppy than fruity-hoppy, with a hint of not-unpleasant staleness, like beer spilled on a bar mat. There is a biscuity sweetness at the outset followed by a mellow bitterness. Light oak (i.e., not deeply toasted) and caramel flavors come through on the super-smooth finish along with notes of vanilla and orange peel. Rumble is silky smooth but chewy and a bit thick – it’s not quite as refreshing or easy to slam as some IPAs, but it’s extremely drinkable, and meant to be savored and explored anyway.

(Read my full review at http://vittlesandbrews.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-divide-rumble-ipa.html)

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 23:43:23 | More by Butzen
Photo of gatorbreath


4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA this one is...right up my alley..

Orange/copper look with a minimal head..thanks lady..
Smell is of hops/pine some floral notes...and then boom. there is lots of hops and fruityness as well as floralness, hard to explain but very enjoyable...mouthfeel is medium carbonation, very good one...try this beer

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 20:21:45 | More by gatorbreath
Photo of ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from bottle dated July 5, 2011.

A: Dark burnt orange hue, off-white head with good amount of lacing. Crystal clear transparency.

S: Woody oak with sweet biscuity malt aromas dominating. There are still plenty of hops in the nose, just not quite as pronounced as the aforementioned.

T: Bitter hops roll over the tongue, followed by smoothed out earthy flavors mixed in with sweet malt and vanilla. Finishes slightly bitter with a woody aftertaste. The hops are present throughout the whole taste, just never really bite at you.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, with a slight dry finish that lingers.

O: Another delicious beer from the brewers at Great Divide. Every one of their beers I've had is a winner. This is a great take on an oaked ipa. You can really taste the difference from the aging; unlike a couple unnamed companies... As much as I love hops, I truly enjoy an IPA that manages to get a few other things into the spotlight.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 04:49:53 | More by ReelBigwigFish
Photo of xnicknj


3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

growler poured into pint glass - thanks to acviencko for sharing

Pours a hazed burnt orange with golden tones. A thinner white head fades into some cloudy film with a few patches of lacing on the glass.

Leafy hops and herbal tones in the nose. Some hints of bready malt and caramel, biscuit-like tones persist. Faint sweetness and alcohol.

Bitter up front with piney hops and some leafy herbalness. The malt is fairly large with bready tones and drizzled caramel. Some sweetness runs through the middle with light citrus, giving way to more bittering hops towards the finish, which is dry and lingering.

Medium body, well carbonated, creamy on the tongue, lingering and sticky on the tongue. A pretty solid IPA from Great Divide, although I might prefer Titan or Hercules to this.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2011 02:09:51 | More by xnicknj
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 23:53:34 | More by GallowsThief
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 02:32:46 | More by coldriver
Photo of TenHornsProud


3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper with a big head that laces. Crystal clear.

Smells of piney hops with small hints of malt. It has a big hop aroma but the big smell isn't super pleasing. The smell is almost chalky from the hops and oak.

Tastes up front hop pine with some bitterness and then a slight oak flavor creeps into the middle, and it finishes with some residual sweetness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium body with a nice level of carbonation...any more and the tannin/oak would really cut through.

This is a nice IPA with small oak character and a bigger pine-hop note. I'm not getting the citrus they mention. Anyway, it's good, but the hops used in this brew don't really win me over, and since there isn't a lot going on in terms of malt profile, it stands as just a solid beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 22:21:37 | More by TenHornsProud
Photo of Rifugium


3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle at Gullifty's, Bryn Mawr, PA

Poured into a nondescript stem glass a clear, amber-orange with just a ringlet of white bubbles on top. Noticeable chunks of sediment in the glass. Bready aroma, earthy hops, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor matches the aroma: bready caramel malts, earthy hops, oak and vanilla, with notes of citric bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, and quite drinkable, but not quite as good as say, Ithaca Flower Power, which I had just before switching to this.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 19:06:35 | More by Rifugium
Photo of Halcyondays


3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a translucent amber with small white head, light lace.

S: Grass, 'green' leaf notes, some herbal smells as well, but light.

T: Definite oak and wood flavours with a hint of tannin. Good citrusy hop flavours, grapefruit is dominant with some lemon. Well integrated.

M: Medium-bodied, mildly tannic, resiny, medium long aftertaste.

O: Quite a good beer, like a smaller version of their anniversary brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:09:05 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of McNealc31


3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The color from the wood aging shows through and the nose is full of hops. A hint of sweet malt followed by very pungent hops and some lingering vanilla and caramel. This is no timid beer. The hops are more prevalent than the oak for sure, but this is great for hop heads looking for a bit of a change. Quite bitter, and a nice 7.1% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 01:24:35 | More by McNealc31
Photo of azdback


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

Poured into a pint glass. Bright, crystal clear orange color. Medium carbonation bubbles lead to a small one finger off white head. I think we might get some sticky lace out of this one, and we do in a beautiful leopard spot pattern.

Smell is very sweet and malty. There are also some weak barrel notes of vanilla. Some bread notes come out along with some citrus hop notes.

Taste is pretty sweet malts with some barrel accents. Great citrus flavors and some pineapple too.

Mouth is very bright and floral. The carbonation is full to the end and very enjoyable.

Overall I was extremely surprised at how great this was. I have always enjoyed Great Divide beers, but even with this ones style down my alley. I couldn't have imagined this was going to be this great. Highly recommended!! Available July - October.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 07:30:32 | More by azdback
Photo of SkeeterHawk


4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is at least my third six-pack of this beer. I keep drinking it before I review it, so it must not be that bad. Let's give this a review with a fresh palate as this is my first beer of the day.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a small 1/8" head of off white creamy bubbles. There were a few bubbles lazily making their way to the top, but the head faded to a solid ring within about a minute. There is some lace left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: I initially got a good bit of fresh hops, and in the cold beer the oak is already noticeable adding vanilla notes and there is a clearly defined dry wood character that I think is from American Oak rather than French. There is some mild caramel sweetness in here along with some toasty notes that seem like CaraMunich malt. This beer has a nicely blended aroma.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. There are some woody notes apparent early on and some hops are bold initially, but the whole ensemble fades to let the malt win by an edge in the finish. There are some sweet and toasty notes from the malt that linger for a while after the sip. The alcohol is masked well. Overall the mouthfeel is solid. The carbonation is a bit low, but the hops are playing well with the water, so that the beer goes down easily and doesn't have a chalky edge to it.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty darn good IPA. It has a nice balance and overall presentation so that it never lets the palate get bored, yet still remains drinkable the whole time. I guess that was why I kept drinking them before reviewing them.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 00:40:43 | More by SkeeterHawk
Photo of Duff27


3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dull ruby red color. Half inch of a whitish-tan head. Good lacing and head retention.

S- Smells of muted citrus.

T- Taste is complex with citrus and just enough alcohol burn to notice it. Oak. Grapefruit on the tail end.

M-On the watery side of things, not enough carbonation. Biggest complaint on this beer.

D/O- Good beer but nothing that I would want to have more than one or two per sitting. For fans of boozy IPAs. Thanks PTMcB!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 03:57:36 | More by Duff27
Photo of JMad


4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a pint glass..

The beer is orange/ amber with a filmy off white head that left a lot of lacing. It smells of grapefruit, vanilla cream, orange, peach, and caramel malt. The taste is more mellow with caramel, wood, and piney/ citrusy hops and it has a bubblegum aftertaste. It'smedium body with soft carbonation and a very dry finish. This is an excellent IPA and the woody taste made it even better.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 04:38:08 | More by JMad
Photo of ksimons

New York

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-pours a dark amber with a fingers worth of white frothy head

S-light smelling of malts, bitter hops, and vanilla sweetness

T-Again, a mix of bitter hops, malt, light oak, and vanilla. For all the flavors the body is actually pretty light and slightly disappointing

M-light to medium body, mild carbonation, leaves a light bitterness in the mouth

Overall it starts out a promising beer with a nice head and smell, but the taste doesn't match up to it, maybe less vanilla, more malt? Not the best from Great Divide

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 22:03:40 | More by ksimons
Photo of lnashsig


4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love oak aged IPA's and I'm looking forward to this one. Poured into my brooklyn snifter, pours a dark amber/orange color, with nice head that fills the glass with tight big bubbles, leaves lacing all over the glass, and then recedes very slowly. Smell- oak oak oak oak oak. Coconut, other tropical fruits. The woodiness of this beer just comes out and smacks you in the face immediately. Taste- caramel, coconut, bitter hopiness at the end. This blends the oak flavors and the bitterness from the hops perfectly. Mouthfeel- nice syrupy texture. In fact, its hard to tell that this is only a single IPA. Drinkability- the mouthfeel makes this a sipper, but its enjoyable for sure. Well done, another good rendition of one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:38:45 | More by lnashsig
Photo of airheadmtrcycle


3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Rumple pours a light, transparent orange with a small egg-white head the disappears quickly and leaves just a skim of head on top. There are no bubbles what-so-ever and just a little lace left on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with a little wood. The fruitiness runs in the citrus spectrum. When I lightly swirl the ale the flavor seems to jump out of the glass. Quite impressive and slightly different than I've experienced before. I don't believe I've had an oak aged IPA before. The flavor is one that is new to me. Yes it's fruity, but the oak is playing a role in the flavor as well. Very hard for me to describe. There is a woody aftertaste that is on the back of my tongue that really hangs around for a while. Not too much bitterness for an IPA, but if you concentrate you can pick it up. The flavor is very interesting and not bad at all.

The mouth feel is medium and quite flat, as in not much carbonation.

This is an interesting beer that I knew I was taking a chance on when I bought a whole 6-pack. The oak aging has a pronounced effect on the beer's flavor. I can imagine if you like oak aged IPAs, you would like this; it seems very well done, a thoughtful and well crafted ale. I'm not sure it's for me yet, but I will surely drink the last 5 and see how things go.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 00:34:16 | More by airheadmtrcycle
Photo of bsp77


3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with nice off-white head and some lacing.

Smell: Orange, caramel and vanilla. Fairly sweet. Strong at first, but then dissipates.

Taste: Upfront is orange, caramel & toasted malts, and a trace of vanilla. Finishes with pine grapefruit, oak and a decent level of bitterness. The oak leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, fairly dry finish.

Overall: While I prefer my IPAs without oak aging, there are nice flavors going on here, and it is nicely balanced. Docking it slightly for the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 01:37:32 | More by bsp77
Photo of mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a rather lifeless ruby-honey, nearly opaque. No head. spare traces of lacing. The color itself is wonderful, but everything else drags it down.

S: Sweet and yeasty, French vanilla and oak. A little piney scent.

T: Rather sweet up front, caramel and malt. A woody sweetness, kind of sappy when combined with the pine hops.

M: Rather thin, medium carbonation, but kind of creamy.

O/D: I really wanted to like this beer more, but it's just missing something. The hops aren't as big as the malt going on. The oak is present, and not too strong. It's a solid beer, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:34:15 | More by mostpoetsdo
Photo of rtepiak


3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a logo with the proud Osborne sherry bull on the label... or at least a rendition of it. fino is know of its hints of almond woodiness that is good for seafood and dessert alike. i would say that great divide is on the way.

pour is a bit dark in comparison. a solid clear amber almost like brownish. carbonation not as sticky as expected and a bit subdued. nose of straight up pine. or my i say... sap. intensely so. that palate is a bit more though. woodiness to the point that it gives the malt a hint of walnuts... and the grippy tannins in the walnuts as well... into something astringent and earth... hints of chocolate. lastly a undertone of apple malt under the bitter oil of the pine/hemp resin note. everything that likes tyrania should give this a shot. and i would age it for a bit. give the earth a bit more balance. i'm buying a six and doing just that.

and what the bottle recommends in pretty accurate... i would say perfect for figs and well as camembert. will review again in 6 months.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 06:12:01 | More by rtepiak
Photo of stephens101


3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish orange pour with a tawny middle at the light and a slight and quickly fading off-white head. Very little lace sticks to the pint after all is said and done. Sweet and mellow to the nose with some ripe fruits and a faded citrus hop presence toward the back. Body is also smooth as silk and has a medium mouth-feel. Taste involves an understated caramel maltiness, an array of fruits (apple, orange, and even banana) and a fairly subdued, but long lasting woody hoppiness that makes up for vigour with longevity.

Alcohol heat livens things up randomly, as it's not always noticed, but there when sought. A few chalk notes are revealed as the beer warms. Some spice and then a hint of charred oak finish things up and top off this fairly complex IPA with a foot-under-the table furtive wink instead of an over-the-top one-liner bang; a fact that I think is pretty damn sexy in this extreme in-your-face world we live in.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 23:45:52 | More by stephens101
Photo of alexhahn82


3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- looks average, nothing too crazy here folks.

S - WTF? Is that Bacon and Salt that I smell?? Serious. I smell bacon and a saltiness.

T/M - Okay, so after reading the description on the side of the bottle I am at a loss. Straight smoke, oak, some salt like cured meatness. Absoloutley no hops, pine or citrus as mentioned. STRAIGHT OAK. Just definining the characteristics.

O - This is all playing into the oakiness, but this almost reminds me of Applewood Smoked Bacon, dipped in salt with a side of oak dusted on it. Not bad, but not normal by any means! Seek?

PP (Price Point) - $2.39 for a 12oz bottle, well worth a shot to delve into such rare and uncharted waters, I simply cannot get past the oak!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 02:45:54 | More by alexhahn82
Photo of wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Thick burnt orange/ tan. No head, or lacing, lots of carbination.

Smell - Hops, wood, malts, grapefruit, orange, some sugars and spices.

Taste - Very malty and oakish, with hops as the background. Its smooth with mild alcohol showing up later in the drink. Sugars are light and add some flavor to the bitter hops and oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, coats mouth pretty well with oak, hops, and malts. Not a mouth wrecker but leaves a trace. Aftertaste is a little dry but easy enough to recover.

Overall - Soild, but a little to mild. This beer reminds me of a weak version of unearthy. Malt heavy, hops are present, and alcohol is snuck in there. Just wish it was a little more in flavor. Nice beer, nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 02:21:07 | More by wvsabbath
Photo of SkipWeathers


3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - glowing reddish-orange, nice legs

S - alcohol, wood

T - hops, wood, mild fruit characteristics, white wine

M - a little acidic and pervasive bitterness

O - a bit of a disappointment; leaned toward chalky on the aftertaste; not a lot of fruit here like I enjoy in an IPA. Though alcohol was low in % it tended to dominate the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 01:54:04 | More by SkipWeathers
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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