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Rumble IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA

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1,398 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 86 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Bottled on June 12, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a bright and lively amber orange with a lot of bubbles. Solid three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: An interesting and fairly subdued aroma. Earthy and grassy hops along with a little pine resin. Some hints of citrus orange and grapefruit. Light hints of oak and vanilla. Good hints of bready malts with lots of caramel and biscuit. A very balanced aroma.

Taste: Some grassy, earthy hops up front along with some citrus orange and grapefruit. A little hint of pine. Hops are fairly subdued for an American IPA, this seems more like the English style. The oak is a lot more noticeable in the taste as it comes in at the middle along with a little vanilla. Solid presence of bready caramel malts and biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slightly sticky, and very smooth.

Overall: An interesting and decent take on a IPA. Could of used a little more citrus hops, but the oak taste is pretty solid.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium copper color with about 3/4 inch of just off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was generally very subdued, some faint pine and floral notes from hops and just a bare touch of oakiness. On the tongue the story was pretty much the same, although the oak and hops had a bit stronger presence, this brew just didn't grab my attention.

The body was that of a typically average IPA, medium, a bit sticky, and with decent carbonation. Drinkability was OK, but without any stand out features, I didn't really find a reason to have another. Overall, a solid, workman-like brew. Not terrible, not special. Probably worth trying, unless something else grabs your attention.

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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.

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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.

Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.