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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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1,376 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,376
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 28
Gots: 81 | 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 Flounder57
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a dismal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with some clarity, sediment, and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: citrus and grapefruit aromas, followed by bready and caramel notes. There was buttery and fruity notes.

Taste: Hop flavors are more noticeable, caramel malts are nice and sweet, lingering bitterness, some bready notes, oak, vanilla, and spicy hop deliciousness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, oakey, and delicious.

Overall: At first, I didn't know what to think of this beer. It actually turned out better than I thought and can't wait to try it out on draft someday.

Flounder57, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +4.4%

YalovaIA, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of nloyless
3/5  rDev -21.7%

nloyless, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +11%

hollywood_15063, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of RTrain12
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RTrain12, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of kizyle
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kizyle, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of srobertson59
4/5  rDev +4.4%

srobertson59, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Maltmaiden
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown with notes of amber. Small head but leaves a little film throughout.Only a touch of cloudiness.

Hops on the nose. A touch of alcohol. Banana bread? Honey or maple.

Definitely taste the hops upfront and then secondly the alcohol, though it’s not offensive. Kind of has a whiskey taste. I don’t taste the banana bread so much…maybe b/c of the whiskey/hops flavor, but I do detect the touch of sweetness which Im leaning towards it being honey rather than maple syrup.

Very smooth mouthfeel. I was expecting it to be a tiny bit astringent but it’s not at all.

Overall: man this is a beer to take your time with. A very deep and complex character that really shows that it is a truly unique style. A rainy day beer. Would love to have it once in a while, but not often…even though it’s absolutely delicious. And I’ll add that it’s pretty high gravity…

Maltmaiden, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of rwhitmore
4/5  rDev +4.4%

rwhitmore, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 06/20/2012.

Served cold in a pint glass.

Ruble is a crystal copper color with sticky white head.

Aroma is a strong combination of hoppy and oaky vanilla.

Flavor is nice and hoppy but very very smooth with elements of oak barrel aging.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Smooth and balanced.

Overall a solid IPA but I'm not a fan of aging it.

GilGarp, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +4.4%

CaptDavyJones, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of TequilaTom
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TequilaTom, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost-clear amber color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is not hoppy at all. More malt and french oak than anything. The wood and vanilla aromas are great, but would never be able to tell this was an IPA from the aroma. Granted, this bottle is like 8 months old. Taste is initially vanilla with some booze...more booze than expected from a 7% beer. The wood-aging of this beer definitely added some boozy characteristics to it, which makes up for the lack of hops. Very mellow hops... I would not call this beer an IPA. Caramel malt and vanilla, with pleasant oak flavors. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, and somewhat velvety. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is not a good example of an IPA. DFH Burton Baton does a way better job of demonstrating this kind of style. However, this beer is still DAMN TASTY. Love the vanilla and oak flavors.

DovaliHops, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

meanmutt, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of brureview
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 6/12.
I thought that an older bottle date for this IPA would possibly degrade the flavor four months later. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The beer poured a beautiful copper color with a two finger head.

Strong aroma of vanilla and oak.

The mouth feel is smooth.

The finish is enhanced by the aroma which remains with warming.
There is an intense complex taste of fruit, oak and vanilla.

This is a winner. Will drink again soon.

brureview, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Caleb, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sharpski, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Daniellobo, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

jewellrunner, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CommonRider, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

bigfnjoe, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of dogma46an2
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- was cloudy not as clear as i thought it to be the color although was proper and true to style with slight rust on a golden hue .

S- was proper with citrus aromas like grapefruit and mandarin acompanied by a slight oak note the was hidden in the background .

T- the flavor notes were almost on point beautiful malt backbone. nice citrus hops but a bit to much on the oak .

dogma46an2, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of BhamBeerLover
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have nothing to recommend this beer to any drinker. I also have nothing to turn folks away. There were odd flavors that seemed to reflect extract or poor quality/old ingredients that left me wanting. I know the great guys at Great Divide dont take shortcuts and usually produce amazing products but this beer is the average one among outstanding brews. Will not buy this one again. Sorry guys, try again.

BhamBeerLover, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is kinda' a stale caramelized wood (not specifically oak - certainly not vanilla) - that may not sound too appealing, but it is interesting and not unpleasant. Not finding much for hops.
Slightly cloudy with amber of orange and brown. Off-white head.
Flavor has similar qualities - is a little more complex and the hops do show. Some in the flavor and certainly on the finish in taste an bitterness, including some lingering. I do enjoy the caramel quality with the woody character.
Prickly, tingly carbonation goes well with this beer. Moderate overall feel. I am filling a bit full rather quickly :0(
Unique and enjoyable

Gift from Drevis. thanks.

garymuchow, Oct 20, 2012
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,376 ratings.