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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,322 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,322
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 72 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-27-2014 14:01:31 | More by wrightst
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-25-2014 04:03:36 | More by markgugs
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2014 15:30:22 | More by thufflife
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-23-2014 18:44:21 | More by zbuchanan
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-23-2014 02:26:27 | More by jafstl38
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Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-22-2014 05:02:49 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-21-2014 16:31:22 | More by WiggyKGB
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 23:53:25 | More by jmalko
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 05:56:48 | More by Paul_Zills121
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-18-2014 20:12:01 | More by jrschaef
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-18-2014 02:31:10 | More by snarygare
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -19.1%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clearish copper color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white color and excellent texturing. Its creaminess retains acceptably.

S: This is interesting. I suppose it's better than me saying "LOLMALTY", but the oak aging gives it subtle touches of vanilla and oak - enough to pique my aforementioned interest. The primary malt backbone is actually fairly nutty (almost resembling a brown ale). Hops? Well, there's a twinge of pine floating around. This is oak-aged and not a fresh bottle, so this didn't stand a chance of showing off significant hoppiness.

T: Hops are here. They aren't vivid, they aren't defined, they just exist as a general finishing bitterness - there's even an acidic bite to it. The malt backbone is solid, bringing good caramel and nutty flavors. After half the glass, I pick up more of its oak aging. Its finish soon becomes quite vanilla-heavy. Works better as a strong ale, I think.

M: Full and creamy for an IPA, yet the tannic presence gives it some semblance of drinkability. Still, the long and caramel-laden finish makes this one a sipper. Carbonation is decent.

O: At first I didn't like it too much. But once that vanilla presence hits my tongue, I grow to respect it, if not love it. The caramel flavors get in the way just as I expected, and that's ultimately my main gripe with this beer (and a reminder that oak-aged IPAs are more of a novel experiment than a great style). GD almost turned an apocryphal design into a minor miracle, which at least earns them a couple brownie points.

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Arizona

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Massachusetts

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,322 ratings.