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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 28
Gots: 91 | 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:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 08-07-2010

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.
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Ratings: 1,408 | Reviews: 413
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a pint glass

A: SRM is light amber. Crystal clear. Head is off white, 1 in, puffy, dissipates to 1/2 cm and retention is very good. Medium carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Big hop notes and malt are secondary to the barrel aging. Big yet mellow notes of vanilla and carmel.

T: Hops come off on initial palate and shoot straight down the middle of the tounge. Then the flavors imparted by the French and American barrel aging spring forward, imparting notes of vanilla and carmel. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy and of caramel. Alcohol is noticable only on aftertaste, akin to after taking a shot of whiskey, how it makes you warm on the insides, but obviously more subdued.

M: Mf is robust and complex due to barrel aging. Hops stimulate the palate while barrel aging mellows the mf, but the flavors added by this process add additional layers for the palate to process, enhancing mf.

O: While this review is a little verbose, I felt this beer deserved more elaboration than usual. This beer is quite fantastic, hoppy, malty, and smoothed and enhanced by the barrel aging. Great Divide does some very good things, but this is definitely an ace up the sleeve. Always a pleasure to drink, and will do so again and again.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rumble IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a burnt peach color with a hazy tint and a moderate sized head on top. Nice spots and trails of lace.

Interesting whiffs of citrus fruits with some wet wood whiffs.

Caramel malt backbone with some flavors of orange and bitter lime. A hint of pine cone and pepper. Finishes rather smooth with an oak aged profile.

I really like Great Divide, this is another good beer from this brewery.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 6-pack of these at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdale, IL for $11.99. No freshness date - only a short blurb about the beer on the front label.

The beer poured a copper color that turned into a new penny copper when held to the light. Just a ½-finger of off-white head, but tons of lacing.

The smell was a mix of sweet caramel malt and citrusy hops.

Both citrus and piny hops dominate the flavor. Caramel sweetness is tempered with oak barrel dryness. Not bad.

The mouthfeel is phenominal. It's smooth (almost creamy) wiyh a perfect amount of moderate carbonation.

Good stuff!

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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  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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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

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.

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3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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2.87/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.


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