Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Bottled on June 13th 2012
A: Pours a quintessential amber color with just under 1 fingers width of slightly off white head. Very good clarity. Head dissipates down rather quickly and leaves effectively no lacing.
S: Strong oaky aroma right off the bat. Very nutty, along with some toffee and caramel. Really smells excellent, but I get almost no hop characters. Smells more like a lightly hopped, oak aged american strong ale.
T: Again, the nutty character is most prominent, at least initially. There are also significant caramel notes and a strong oak presence. This tastes like a beer Ive had before but I cant place it. I was thinking Oaked Arrogant Bastard, but then I went back and read my review of that and remembered OAB was really hoppy, which this certainly isn't. Although as it warms some piney bitterness comes out as does a touch of booze. Certainly drinks more like an IPA as it warms. Really packed with flavor, which is impressive, although I would have appreciated more complex hop flavors especially citrus characters.
M/D: Nice and smooth, with a moderate degree of carbonation. Medium bodied. Drinkability is good, but it isnt a sessionable beer in my book due to the heavy oak presence.
O: Overall, a solid and tasty brew. Not necessarily what I was expecting, but enjoyable nonetheless. My experience with oak aged IPAs is rather limited, although I can say with certainly that White Oak Aged Jai Alai is my favorite of the sub-style. That being said, I enjoyed this one, and would certainly drink it again. I recommend.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2012 22:20:06 | More by zac16125
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden ruby with no head. Sweet malt, bubblegum hop and vanilla aromas. Taste is exactly the same but more hops and sweet vanilla. Its a really refreshing brew and mild, but hop forward at the same time. Really nice IPA and a good addition to their lineup.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2012 21:35:43 | More by DrinkSlurm
2.6/5 rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are somewhat high given the brewery, which I'm fond of. I'm not huge on the style, though.
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention considering the high ABV. Lacing is decent. Colour is a transparent translucent textbook copper. Vibrant and appealing. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. There are very few carbonation bubbles, if any.
Sm: Clean malts, caramel, moderate pine, citrus, tinges of oak, and cream. A pleasant and delightful aroma for an IPA. Very balanced and subtle. I can't wait to try it. A mild strength aroma.
T: Clean malts with some heavy toasted character and pleasant subtle caramelization. Quite sweet, with some nice graham cracker character and blatant vanilla. The oak comes through marvelously; the subtlety here is impressive. Hop character is primarily pine, though some floral character does enter in the third act. I don't know where the citrus went, but it isn't here. It's nicely balanced, though the sweetness is over the top. Built well for the style, but suffers from simplicity. I do like it.
Mf: Too smooth. It comes off artificial, even a touch syrupy. Nicely wet. Overall, it just doesn't suit the flavours; coarseness is severely needed. This is by far the worst aspect of this brew.
Dr: Drinkable but held back by its unfavorable mouthfeel. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV well. Great Divide brews far better beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2012 06:53:41 | More by kojevergas
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
11 ounce pour - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Copper-hued body, clear and with a half inch layering of white foam producing layers of lacing film as it goes.
Smell: Lightly toasted grains, bread with some resins, tropical fruit, and low, gotta-look-for-it oak hints.
Taste: Bready malts, lightly toasted grains and a hint of sweet caramel. Fruity hop hints of grapefruit, lemon, papaya -- then, some resins, tannic mild oakiness, and the anticipated bitterness. Near the end delivers a black tea flavor. Bitter, dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, a tad sticky.
Overall: I wouldn't say I had high hopes for this one, just a hope for something decent. It was barely oaky and barely okay.
Serving type: on-tap
08-12-2012 22:55:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Found this one at the local whole foods and was immediately intrigued. I love Great Divide's IPAs, so an oak aged IPA from them sounded great. This was bottled on 7/19, so it was only about three weeks old when I drank it. Pretty fresh!
Pours a somewhat dark amber. Darker than most IPAs. A somewhat minimal head in size, but makes up for it by leaving a thin layer throughout the beer. I smell some caramel, toffee, and vanilla. A hint of citrus. The hop scent is very faint. The taste has sweeter flavors up front. I taste some vanilla, caramel, and orange. A nice oak flavor as well. The hops come in at the end, giving it a bit of bitterness, but not too much. The hops are still overshadowed. Medium bodied and medium-low carbonation.
Not the really hoppy beer some people may be looking for. The oak-aging really brings out some interesting characteristics though. I might like this even better than Great Divide's Titan IPA (though they are entirely different beers, really.)
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2012 15:11:33 | More by Danny1217
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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