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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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1,268 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 55 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: burnt orange/faint amber body, 2 finger head, good lacing

S: pine, vanilla, big oak, faint lemon peel

T: vanilla, lemon, pine malt, oily oak bitter long finish

M: med body, slight sticky, quite oily

O: Great Divide continues to impress me.
Very interesting American IPA. Want to gulp
it, but the subtle alcohol warmth keeps me in check.


Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 23:36:06 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a quite nice dark amber with a large beaded head that sticks around and leaves some decent lacing. Smells aof tobacco and leather to start, then turns thin and watery. The taste is much better. Quite a bit heavier, and with pronounced hop and wood barrel notes. Hints of tobacco here as well, especially in the mid palate. Piney and earthy hops, and overall pretty intense flavors. The mouthfeel is chewy and slightly woody. Big beer, but in a different direction than most. Not exactly austere, but big, dry flavors. I found this very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 19:12:20 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Great Divide Rumble, bottled on August 04 2010 and consumed on April 19 2011. Bought at Wonderful World of Wines in Lambertville, NJ, for $2.25.

Appearance: Rumble (love the name) pours a rusty-copper color with no head, only a white rim around the glass. Very low carbonation, minimal to no lacing, barely any retention. Nothing to see here.

Smell: Old damp wood, barnyard, swine pen, rainy forest. Candied orange peel, candy, citrus.

Taste: Dry wood, like licking an old telegraph post. Opaque taste and feel, it's missing something! Sort of a muddled sour bite around. I don't get any vanilla or other characteristics of oak-aging, but there is a remarkable spicy/hoppy finish, a bit metallic and not exactly pleasant. Also bready yeast, almost a Belgian touch. Odd.

Mouthfeel: Watery, thin, underwhelming. Low carbonation, low body, low-to-medium flavor. A bit of a soapy feel around.

Overall: I thought I would love this beer, kind of like I love Burton Baton. But this fails. I don't get the wood aging here. Drinks alright, but just not enjoyable. I thought an aged bottle like this would be even better, but I was wrong. Maybe fresh...

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 02:06:04 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rumble is a dark copper/orange color. The white head is pretty big and foamy. Retention and lacing are pretty good.

Hops are noticeable in the aroma, but not as much as the barrel. Lots of wood and vanilla.

Barrel characteristics dominate this beer, with loads of vanilla, lots of spicy wood and a good bit of tobacco. A good bit of caramel malt is also present, with a moderate dose of citrus flavored hops.

Mouthfeel is fairly unremarkable, moderate body and carbonation.

Rumble is interesting, but I'm not sure about how well this beer pairs with the barrel.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 17:48:45 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of OneDropSoup


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

Got this in a Valentine's sixer from my wife!

Poured into a tulip pint: Three fingers of craggy eggshell head over a cloudy, copper-orange body with some light brassy highlights. Leaves sticky swathes of lacing.

Cooked grapefruit sweetness in the smell, backed by a gently woody, piney bitterness. Some shortbread cookie, & a sort of banana smell I get from oaked beers sometimes.

More citric bitterness like grapefruit juice in the taste, followed by a tea-like "dark" dryness, & ending with a slightly sweeter lemon taste. I really like the finish, & the aftertaste is this kind of cool, refreshing mintiness, almost. Not as sweet as I'd expected from the nose, though a banana bread taste kind of creeps in.

Starts with just a little "scrubbing" in the mouthfeel, not even harsh really, then really smooths out & goes down very easy.

Good beer, flavorful & hoppy but restrained, not kicking me anywhere. Nice mellow profile, & the oak mellows it a little more. I'd gladly have another right now, if I had one.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 00:23:45 | More by OneDropSoup
Photo of BB1313


3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on August 25, 2010. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. There was a nice amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, poured it in. Nice hazy burnt golden color with a nice white bubbly head, nice bubbles and sticky lacing. Lots of pine up front. Hints of resin, orange, and grapefruit. All of that can be found in the taste; slightly sticky. Flavors are bold, maybe just not my favorite hop profile. I'm not really picking up the oak, unfortunately. Mouthfeel is very nice, not over-carbonated or fizzy, very smooth. Despite any let down, the drinkability is great, pretty refreshing.

I will definitely revisit this one fresher. Either way, the flavors were bold, I just wasn't picking up on the oak or vanilla. I'll still take a Titan IPA any day over this, but it's not a competition.. Rumble is a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 01:09:28 | More by BB1313
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color with an one to one and a half finger slightly off white head which recedes to skim. A mininal amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is of oak, with a nice vanilla and caramel malt aroma rounded out by a slight citrus hop. The taste has a big oak flavor which dominates and is complemented by sweet malts and vanilla. A small hint of hops is at the back end but it is mostly hidden. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Drinkablity is okay it is ver complex and interested and an easy drink but it is not what I was expecting from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 14:41:17 | More by goblue3509
Photo of KidsDoc


4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle (dated Aug 25, 2010) poured into standard pint glass

A: burnt orange, faint amber hues; cloudy to near opaque with dense but small off white head; nice clinging lacing

S: amazing aroma - very inviting with a light malt sweetness, vanilla; huge wood/oak notes as the beer opens up; faint presence of citrus hops takes a backseat (this is the only reason I could not give it a 5 was for the subtle hop nose for this IPA)

T: very full oak flavor dominates most of this beer. Up front with each sip is the taste of vanilla extract and malt sweetness but much more subtle in taste than what comes through in the nose. The woody/oak flavor hits hard in the middle and lingers long - maybe too long as I get a very odd/drying unpleasant earthy aftertaste that is only saved by the sweetness I can still pick up off my lips. The hops is the backbone and builds the taste profile with a nice blend of pine hops that are not overbearing.

M: This is robust IPA with a medium-full body combined with moderate/heavy carbonation; very creamy/smooth up front but has an appropriate bittering stickiness that takes over rather quickly and hangs on til the next sip

D: Overall very good - an oak aged IPA that is full of flavor. A bit overcarbonated making it pretty filling. The finish of this beer was a bit disorganized and the carbonation a bit much. Otherwise a great beer. I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:57:02 | More by KidsDoc
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2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle date: 08/18/2010. 12 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a tulip.

A: It pours a mostly clear copper-red color with a small, quickly dissipating head that leaves no lace.

S: Vanilla, maple, sweet caramel, some spicy floral hops, and a bit of citrus.

T: It is sweet and mellow with notes of maple, spicy hops, and a strong caramel malt backbone.

M: It has a syrupy body and long-lingering flavors.

D: I don't particularly care for these oak-aged IPAs. They all seem to be much too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 05:40:36 | More by bucklemyshoe
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:59:56 | More by AwYeh
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New Hampshire

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

Got this 12oz single for $1.83 at Manchester Wine & Spirits, Manchester CT. Bottled on Aug 17 2010. Served chilled in a chilled pint glass.

Somewhat hazy golden orange brew shows ample carbonation clinging to the glass and puts out 1" of fizzy light tan foam that collapses on itself over a few minutes to leave a good bit of webby lace behind.

Aroma of soft mixed citrus hop, slight metallic twang, on a bed of light supporting malt. I'm guessing Amarillo is in this mix.

Taste leads with a good dose of mixed citrus hop rounded out by smooth vanilla oakiness. Then an odd coconut flavor jumps in soon after and becomes especially prominent in the finish. The oaked hop ends up as a tropical kind of spin, mango and pineapple. This seriously tastes like a pina colada! Quite tasty.

Body is average, carbonation is maybe a touch robust but soft overall. Slight alcohol burn in the finish but that's only upon reflection, not a major player. Seriously quaffable, gone before I knew it.

Let me again stress the cocoanut flavors in this beer. That plus the tropical hops seriously makes this taste like a bitter pina colada.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 04:12:32 | More by BeerNinja007
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumpkin orange with a huge, pillowy eggshell head of different sized bubbles that leaves spider web lace on the glass. Toasted oak, vanilla and fruity hops make up the aroma. The flavors are well balanced, oak and French vanilla with mild citrusy hops and toffee-like maltiness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes with a clean hop bitterness. The hops have mellowed some since summer but that's not neccesarily a bad thing, Rumble is drinking nice now.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 03:03:48 | More by biggred1
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Ruby-bronze colored with a nice foaming head (light tan); lacing is somewhat sporadic but interesting

S: Woody and caramel maltiness surprisingly outshines the subtle hops: lemon rind, tea leaves, and a bit of pine

T: A real nice balance of malts and hops: grainy, slightly sweet caramel malts with lemon tea and other citrus from the hops all coming through an oaky filter

F: Decent mouth feel; low carbonation though

D: A real pleasant and subtle IPA--I like how the oak aging really mellows things out...nice beer

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 16:17:11 | More by dbossman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orange colour with incredibly thick head. After the pour, there is a fluffy layer of white head that doesn't go away. Nice lacing down the glass. Smells of citrus hops with some of the oak. I haven't had too many oak aged IPA's, so this was fairly interesting. Really nice carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 20:55:14 | More by kwjd
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 06:45:57 | More by nhindian
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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazed orangey amber colow with moderate cap off head that is tinted slighty off-white, decent lacing. Scent brings forward a moderate amount of floral hops with some faint citrus and pine. the star of the scent is the oak and other scents it brings such as vanilla. First sip brings a softened amount of bitterness expected from the style, oak and vannila throughout with moderate amounts of floral hops, light nutty malts. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel and lighter carbonation. A very nice suprise, would love to have fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 14:48:42 | More by rfgetz
Photo of AgentMunky


3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Bottled on 25 August 2010.

A: Almost a finger of bubbly, off-white head that laces down the side. The beer is murky-translucent bordering on opaque. Coppery-orange in colour.

S: Sour and citrusy. A bit skunky. Hops. Not my favourite.

T: Light, tart (grapefruit), with a bit of a strange main taste, perhaps due to the oak aging? Hops are prevalent and pleasant. The aftertaste is light, dry, and inoffensive.

M: Substantial, vaguely bubbly, somewhat drying. I like it.

D: Not a great beer maybe, but solid. I consumed a couple with my meal with good effect. I would recommend other Great Divide brews far more, but there's nothing wrong with a little Rumble.

Notes: The recommended food pairings are "marinated skirt steak, grilled sweet potatoes, ripe Brie or Taleggio cheese, apple crisp with crème fraîche ice cream." Two other BAs (meerkey and cheftasia28) marinated some steak (in Rumble, of course), grilled the sweet potatoes, bought some Brie, and cooked an apple tart. My favourite pairing was the sweet potatoes, which brought out a zesty hoppiness; but the Brie was also extremely pleasant, providing a round richness.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 01:54:15 | More by AgentMunky
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color. An off-white one finger head forms and dissipates slowly to a small layer of bubbles on the top.

S: The oak is certainly present, also get a nice caramel aroma and a little vanilla. As it warms the oak scent picks up a bit. I pick up a little bit of citrus from the hops as well.

T: Very similar to the nose. A nice combination of vanilla and oak. There is a sweet citrus flavor as well and some grapefruit. Very smooth.

M/D: Medium bodied with a slightly dry finish. Overall I liked this one a lot. Would have like a little less oak and a little more hop character, but that is just nitpicking.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 02:11:03 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of zeff80


3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with orange highlights with a one-finger white head of foam. The head didn't last long and left some good foamy lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and oak notes. It had a nice caramel nose, too.

T - It tasted of pine, citrus and sweet caramel. The woody flavor is very mild.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a pretty nice oak aged IPA. It was mild and well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 02:56:55 | More by zeff80
Photo of nova009


3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a burnt orange color, an off white half finger head emerges, nice retention on the glass, good lacing

S- definite oak notes, smooth vanilla and caramel, slightly floral, not as strong hop notes as i expected

T- dry sweet malty flavor, caramel but not as strong as in the smell, spicy, some floral hops present, bitterness of the hops hits you at the end

M- medium-heavy body, smooth and slightly creamy, good balance of carbonation, slightly dry finish

D- it goes down fairly easy, decent IPA nothing that stands out, it seems like a middle ground between an IPA and a DIPA, its worth a shot

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 02:28:52 | More by nova009
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 03:07:47 | More by chumba526
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear amber orange topped with two fingers of rich, off-white head.

Nice aroma but the vanilla and caramel tend to overwhelm the fainter grapefruit and oak notes.

The taste has a better balance of vanilla, caramel and citrus with orange and grapefruit up front. Flavors from the oak and a tinge of bitter in the finish.

Medium bodied with a warming alcohol tingle.

Well balanced and tastey. This is one I'll definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 22:19:20 | More by Monkeyknife
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New York

2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear golden orange with a fluffy one finger white head. Good retention and sticky lacing on the head.

S - Plenty of oak and subtle piney hops. Not too much going on. Slight hints of vanilla.

T - Very oaky with a lingering grassy bitterness. Oak dominates too much and clouts the hops. Hints of vanilla. Kind of off putting to be honest.

M - Medium bodied and undercarbonated. Finishes dry and boozy.

D - Too much oak flavor to warrant me having another.

I find the Titan IPA to be much better than this and I know Great Divide can make great oaked beers (i.e. Yeti). What a letdown

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 22:05:17 | More by BeerPhan86
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere. A study in oak more than IPA, and maybe because of the bottling since August. Mid yelow body with a generous white head. Woody aroma, and taste. Creamy finish, some citrus orange throughout. Decent drinkability. Well balanced between the wood, the IPA. Something to have from a sinking ship, and then...forget.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:34:38 | More by Sammy
Photo of tchenery


4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice hazy golden color and has an excellent frothy off-white head.

It has a nice balanced aromatic hop presence, and you can taste the subtle oak which I only recognize from red wines.

The taste is excellent. It's very crisp with a nice smacking hop bitterness that is balanced well with the malt bill of this beer. The oak really smooths it out and makes it incredibly drinkable and almost soft on the mouthfeel.

Well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 23:53:26 | More by tchenery
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,268 ratings.