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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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86
very good

1,355 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 28
Gots: 79 | 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 yamar68
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber body, nice beading stays off to the side of the glass... thin sticky off-white head has pretty good retention.

I'd imagine that this is a pretty picky style to brew. How do you accomplish a fresh hop character while maintaining a noticeable wood quality. It seems like they've found a pretty good balance. Smooth.

Nice easy-going wood character... plenty of hops with the support of some quality caramel malt. A bit of vanilla from the wood.

I think the wood character actually adds to the drinkability, which isn't what I was expecting at all.

Tasty beer.

yamar68, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of dlello2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

dlello2, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +4.4%

strongaf, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Mappies
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Mappies, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

TastyIsBeer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BeerHunter76, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of JimKal
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a dark amber with a minimal head. It leave some descent lacing as you drink the beer.

The aroma seems, to me, to be much lighter than most IPAs that I've had.

You can really taste the oak here. I'm a big fan of oaken wines but I'm really going to have to thin about how it works with beer. I do like IPAs and this seems to mute the impact of the hops to a significant degree. I'll have to finish this six pack before I can decide if I like this or not.(update - I've grown to like this more than I did at first taste. For me, this works as the last beer of an evening. I don't think I want multiple bottles at a time but it is a nice mellow way to end the night.)

The oak seems to mellow the mouthfeel as well. Even though the ABV is relatively high, the alcohol presence is muted as well.

This is one I'm going to have to ponder. I may have to try a different Oaked IPA to see if this normal for the style.

JimKal, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of seanmugs
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

seanmugs, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of JSchock7
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

JSchock7, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

sammo, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of znichols
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meant to get around to reviewing this beer for a while now.

A- Deep orange/red color with sticky white head. Exceptional lacing. Spiderweb head throughout entire session. Not a ton of bubbles so expecting it to be lighter in carbonation.

S- Interesting aroma with some subtle pine and citrus notes. Vanilla and caramel in the middle with some wood and booze on the finish. Enticing aroma but not overly strong.

T- Opens with oak and vanilla. Piney hops in the middle. Some dank hoppiness, more wood and a touch of booze near the end. Very different and delicious. Better as it warms.

M- Sticky and medium bodied. Modrrate to lower carbonation. Nice.

O- A good example of a wood aged beer. Nice vanilla and oak notes with a moderate hop bitterness/flavor. Great beer for the end of a long day; nice and complex. Great cold but exceptional as it warms, the oak comes out closer to room temp.

znichols, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

spark3148857, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Great Divide in Denver, CO.

A: Beautiful amber-brown with an off-white head. Good lace and retention.

S: Sweet, wet wood, lightly roasted malt.

T: Sweet, delicious malt with some great oak character and faint hops.

M: Smooth, malty, & great flavor.

O: Awesome beer. Unique and delicious.

Gatch, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Spider889
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

9/24/11

Pint at Freshcraft.

I was weary of this one as I really dislike the Great Divide Oak-aged Anniversary IPAs, but it wound up being quite tasty.

A - Nice clarity to a golden brew. Tall head with some serious staying power.

S - Subtle hop bitterness and smooth pale malts.

T - The wood is more silky and dry than something which produced much flavor. The hops are piney and floral.

M - Crisp, dry, oaky.

Spider889, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of stcules
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark orange, white, good foam.
In the smell hop, light, fresh, not excessive. Lightnotes of vanilla.
At the taste too, not a hop bang. It is rounded by a light vanilla, and wood. Caramel. Smoth and round.
Pleasant and fresh, quite citric hop.
Light to average body.
Vanilla in the aftertaste, piney and resinous.Balanced and pleasant.

stcules, May 30, 2012
Photo of KevinTK
4.25/5  rDev +11%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber with a large lasting beige head, good lacing to the end. Aroma and Taste of dark caramel malt, earthy piney hops, yeast, some grapefruit and a bit of subtle oaky wood notes in the flavor. A medium to full body with a smooth mouth feel and moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet dark caramel malt, yeast, earthy piney hops on the end with some slight flavor of lingering oak flavor. This brew seems to be well balanced between the dark malts and the subtle hops. Overall a very good and enjoyable brew. nicely done

Samp01, May 22, 2012
Photo of irongator
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

irongator, May 14, 2012
Photo of Lincoln
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Lincoln, May 10, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4/5  rDev +4.4%

DrFunkenstein, May 02, 2012
Photo of Njstoutlover23
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Irrationalist
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Irrationalist, Apr 23, 2012
Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.