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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

1,250 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,250
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 48 | 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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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-01-2012 00:13:31 | More by rderedin
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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2012 19:07:21 | More by mixed_master7
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rumble opens with a heavily malty nose that makes immediately apparent the beer’s oak aging: thick rising bread dough, yeasty baguette and floury French bread mix with oak, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Hefty doses of fruit esters (fig, orange, apricot, touches of raisin and cherry) are joined by molasses and brown sugar. Strangely light here are the hops, which only add shades of pine resin and grapefruit, apparently largely subsumed beneath massive malts and oak finishing. As a whole, the nose is excellent, the oak aging adding brilliant layers of complexity to what was very likely already an excellent beer, producing a beverage that smells delicious and begs to be tasted.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a shot of oak aged malt, with yeasty dough, brown bread, toast crust, and floury baguette mixing perfectly with oak, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Toasted nut and coffee cream add further complexity, joined by healthy doses of brown sugar, as well as fig, raisin, and cherry. A good alcoholic vapor does run throughout, the beer’s 7.1% ABV showing slightly, but blends well with the fruits and oak. Hops again take a backseat here, mainly offering countering notes of pine and grapefruit in the main mouthful, but do come out more strongly in the aftertaste, which is otherwise a continuation of the bread and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is fantastic fare, the oak aging doing wonders in terms of adding nuance and complexity to the beer, providing thick overtones of vanilla, cream, and wood that blend nicely with the fruits, sugars, and breads. It does seem somewhat strange that the hop notes aren’t more forward (this is an IPA, after all), but perhaps this is for the best, as they could possibly overwhelm the oak aging if present in greater strength. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 18:19:50 | More by jondeelee
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justinlaz

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-31-2012 05:56:00 | More by justinlaz
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intensify

Colorado

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

Copper, honey colored body. Small lacing with fast retention.

S- Passion fruit, orange peel, lemon zest, resin smell lingering in their with a small hint of alcohol coming through the end.

T- Close to the smell.Has that nice candy like taste that I like in IPA's. Not as hoppy as I would have expected from Great Divide. Has a honey presence somewhere in their, ending with a sweet, and somewhat bitter presence of oranges and apricot.

M- Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dry finish.

This could be a nice session beer. Nothing to get excited about, but still a nice American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 05:53:25 | More by intensify
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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

This is a robust ipa with meaty character and tones. The hops don't really give a real elaborate presentation; more of a thick delivery. I like this one, though I'd appreciate a fresh sample to be able to give a purists opinion. That aside, still diggin' it regardless.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 04:27:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-31-2012 02:58:01 | More by HoistinBrews
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jjauga

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-31-2012 00:40:57 | More by jjauga
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2012 02:12:22 | More by sparx1100
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark reddish orange with light but creamy head. Not much aroma to speak of, maybe a little vanilla. No hop presence in the flavor or aroma. Slightly sweet, barely any oak, and no hop bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. This is just not well done. I love DFH Burton Baton...this comes nowhere close. The oaked IPAs have mostly just not done it for me. This one is near the bottom of the bunch for me and not sure why there's much love for it.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 20:25:59 | More by BMMillsy
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axeman9182

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Amanti Vino's Beer of the Month program. This one was bottled on June 13, 2012 and poured tonight into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Great Divde's Rumble pours an opaque copper, with just over a finger of off white foam crowning the beer. Head retention is decent, and there's a little bit of lacing, but neither really stand out. The aroma has a lot going on, which is nice, the only problem being not enough of it is coming from hops. There's the smells of caramel and vanilla and a spicy, woody oak. There's also an orange-citrus aroma, but not nearly loud enough. The flavor profile is similar. Caramel and vanilla open things, and after a surprisingly soft bitterness mid palate, I'm ready for the hops. As a bit of orange blossom and some grapefruit start to make an appearance, they're largely drowned out by woody oak flavors. The body is towards the chewier end of the spectrum for an IPA, but it works. The carbonation is just a little bit too muted. I had a hard time scoring Rumble, as I enjoyed it a bit more than the numbers would indicate. I think a barrel aged IPA is an interesting idea, and this one was certainly tasty. I just have a hard time still calling it an IPA. Call it an American Strong Ale or something, but it's going to be tough to take the time to barrel age a beer and still have it able to hang with the many readily available hop bombs put out by craft brewers.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 02:20:36 | More by axeman9182
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-28-2012 19:02:54 | More by lpotter
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-28-2012 10:43:55 | More by NumberNone
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MrJolly

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-28-2012 00:42:57 | More by MrJolly
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-27-2012 02:25:03 | More by beerpadawan
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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2012 23:30:15 | More by tigerbeer90
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Btr73


4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-26-2012 01:52:44 | More by Btr73
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-25-2012 23:11:39 | More by duff247
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottled 6/26/12 to revisit this one. Orange color, foamy white head. Smells malty, hint of oak, meh. Flavor is lots of oak wrapped around some decent hops, chewy. A BA in the mountain forum compared it to a baby oaked barleywine and that is an apt description. Solid beer but I really only needed the one.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 01:24:09 | More by ArrogantB
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-24-2012 18:17:16 | More by jaidenjb
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-24-2012 17:49:30 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-23-2012 23:59:35 | More by BrewtalAlement
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glowsun

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-21-2012 23:26:39 | More by glowsun
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-21-2012 06:49:08 | More by Illos
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ninaturner

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light brown in color, unfiltered

Aroma: Pine, pine, pine, and oak

Taste: I love how the sweetness of the malts meld with the hops... you get a caramel taste and a bitter taste all in one sip and are left with a smooth vanilla flavor at the end

Mouthfeel: Light to medium

Drinkability: Highly drinkable for this style of beer

Overall: Loved this oaked IPA, which is saying a lot since I am not a usually a fan of this style

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 23:49:50 | More by ninaturner
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.