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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 JoeAmerican77


3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A glowing bright amber hued liquid, fills to the top and wears a hat of quickly dissipating cream..

Hop oils in the nose, lemons and interestingly enough, some cinnamon as well as

Semi sweet maple and tons of hoppy bitters, a lovely balance of malts, some sweet pine, grape nuts and a slight toffee tinge. I believe the interesting notes must be resemblant of the oak and is quite enticing

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy carbonation topsheet that envelopes the tongue

Overall a great time, and a highlight from the GDB for my palate

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 02:36:40 | More by JoeAmerican77
Photo of Kshock


2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Light brown/auburn color, literally no head retention at all. looks flat as a board.

S- Malt, and some oak. Not impressed at all

T- Malty mess of sweetness and earthy tones. Not well put together at all.

M- Nothing special here either

O- Sucks, wont order this again. The Anni is ten times better and still not that great in general.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 20:23:22 | More by Kshock
Photo of HalfFull


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

Ahh yes, oak aged IPA's, often a study in contrast and compromise. I pour the Rumble into a large wine glass to experience such things. Pours a clear copper with light carbonation trying to support a thin off white cap. Cap settles out to a moderate ring in short order.

Trinity of malts, hops and oak on the nose. Though all three are subtle and reaching, none in the forefront. In fact none of the three are even obvious, and the light carbonation isn't helping to toss them into the volatility zone. Some vanilla/white chocolate with warming gives a slight nudge.

Oak jumps out on the tongue however along with some sweet muddled caramel/vanilla notes. Hops seem a distant memory in the scheme of things, perhaps they should arrive after the oak for an IPA? Offers a light and fruity finish with only a mild bitterness, and that is well cloaked in residual malts. Is this simply aged Titan?

Decent feel though heavy on the caramel. Nothing special overall, pleasant though surely a waste of hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 07:18:40 | More by HalfFull
Photo of chugalug06


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

A - Nice off-white colored head. Head is compacted soap with mix of soapy-foamy head. Head pours to the size of three fingers. Awesome bubble trail running thorough the middle of this amber colored brew off-set by orange and yellow hues.

S - Nice. Vanilla, apple, and grapefruit stand out. Quite a mild aroma for an OA IPA. Not quite what I was expecting. Smells quite bitter. Pine scents run abundant with caramel.

T - WOW! Great brew! Nice and smooth. Very nice hop balance with great citrus and yeast flavors. There could be a lot more Oaky flavor. Got use of pine flavor without leaving much dryness.

M - Soft and runny. Very smooth and elegant texture. For an IPA there's not too much bitterness. Very Nice medium bodied IPA.

O - I'll be looking for this brew in the future; super glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 00:02:40 | More by chugalug06
Photo of EricCioe


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

This pours a clear amber or rosé with a two finger offwhite head leaving some lace on the way down. On the nose there is caramel, toffee, and dry oak surrounding all of that. In the mouth caramel is the basis, with some dry, piney bitterness showing up a bit later. But the real center of attention here is the dry, dry oak, which acts kind of as a vacuum above the tongue. The body is medium and sticky with a long, dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall, this is a decent brew, a nice IPA variation that would have ended up sweeter if not for the black hole oak drying sensation. I like the variation, but basically as a variation rather than a mainstay.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:59:27 | More by EricCioe
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Divide Tap Room in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear dark orange color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Random thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, citrus zest, and an earthy wood aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest/pine hops with a woody quality on the finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate lingers after each sip. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and slightly thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid IPA with some nice wood aged characteristics. I would definitely get this one again if it were available in CA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 19:07:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of BeerLover99


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
Photo of goblue3509


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
Photo of bucklemyshoe


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
Photo of BeerNinja007

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
Photo of biggred1


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
Photo of dbossman


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
Photo of kwjd

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
Photo of nhindian


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
Photo of rfgetz

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
Photo of mdaschaf


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
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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