Rumble IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company

Rumble IPARumble IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #3,955
Ranked #21,784
3.85 | pDev: 11.95%
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Rumble IPARumble IPA
Notes: RUMBLE IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuance. 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. Very inspiring.
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Based on notes from 2011. Had this on draft.
A: pours light amber body with white head with good retention and lacing
S: grapefruit smell with some subtle sweet malt notes
T: earthy malt taste with subtle hop notes
M: medium bodied and pretty good
D: ok mouthfeel and taste; pretty solid drinking beer overall

Nov 25, 2020
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bobv from Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle.
Bottled on MAR 19 2015!!!
Moderate pour yields a one inch very light tan head over a hazy, copper-brown body with some floaties and sticky lacing. Nose of oak, slight citrus, and even slighter pine. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with caramel from the barrel coming forward that lasts right through the finish of a little bit of pine bitterness. Good carbonation and feel; and overall, surprisingly drinkable for a 56 month old IPA, but I'd really like to try this fresh. ;) Cheers!!!

Nov 10, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A fairly disappointing beer from a brewery whose products I normally really enjoy. Pours a clear copper color with very minimal head and no lacing. Smells weakly of hops, oak, malt and a little caramel. Taste follows the nose but the flavors are very muted and there isn’t much in the way of a hoppy bitter bite. Smooth, thin mouthfeel with good carbonation. A decent tasting beer but really lacking in complexity or depth. I just expected a lot more from Great Divide. It might also be the fact that I am not used to oak-aged beers without bourbon, and I’m also not used to aged IPAs.

Jan 14, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes 1/12/12: Pours a hazy golden honey color with 2 fingers of frothy, uneven, somewhat lasting beige head that leaves behind a good coating of clumpy lacing. Aroma is a balance of sweet caramel malt, vanilla, citrus and pine hops. Taste is hop froward with cherry, caramel and woody vanilla expressing in the middle with the pine hops and pepper becoming more assertive shortly before and through the finish. Slightly boozy in the finish the alcohol becomes more noticeable in the slightly bitter aftertaste.

Dec 16, 2018
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden amber coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smell is quite subdued, but with notes of bready, caramel malt, citrus hops and just a hint of woody earthiness. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by bready, slightly caramelly malt and citrus hops. There are some definite, but rather subtle barrel notes of vanilla and oak to this, with slightly more prominent grapefruit, pine and light herbal notes. Finishes with a medium bitterness and just a hint of vanilla and pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is an odd, yet interesting one. Quite a subtle, but well-nuanced balance of bready, caramel malt, mildly resinous citrus hops and light barrel notes. While this doesn't exactly blow you away with a bold flavour profile, it's quite satisfying for its subtle balance.

Oct 07, 2018
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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

Amber color, a little sediment. Small off-white head with a little lace.
Aroma of citrus, pine, and vanilla. Sweet malt background.
Grapefruit taste, late pine. Some vanilla. Caramel.
Nicely bitter.

Aug 25, 2018
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mintzmeet from Washington

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA. Actually it’s good. Not too hoppy, but also not bland. Aged in oak barrels. On tap at Safeco field. Great baseball beer. Nice subtle chaffyness.

Jul 04, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft at the Great Divide brewery

clear, dark copper in color, bright white head. aroma is a mix of citrus and earthy hops. a touch of the oak. taste is fairly bitter, not sure I'd know if was oak aged if not told. thin to medium bodied.

Jun 23, 2018
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a rich copper orange with a solid head. The aroma leads with caramel, pine, toast, peach, apricot, grilled mango, and peach hard candy. The flavor starts of grasy, with loads of pine and a hint of cannabis, then moves to caramel, butterscotch, toast, and vanilla, with a hint of peach hard candy. The mouthfeel is full bodied and just a bit sticky. Overall this is a superb beer - I reacted out loud to my first sip - a genius combo of hop and wood flavors, and a style I cannot get enough of.

Jun 15, 2018
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q33jeff from New Jersey

2.23/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Clear Copper color. Aroma Is peaty, hops and barley softened by the oak. Taste is a bit soapy, and bitter. Oak is there. Not great. ..feels and tastes stale. Disappointed."


Dec 19, 2016
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mpyle from Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber color, good clarity. Moderate sized white head, a bit creamy and with decent retention.

Initially smelled very oaky, but that dispersed. Some malty sweetness and muted citrus pine aromas

Big malt flavor up front, considerable amount of sweetness before the hop flavor emerges. Earthy hops and oak flavors meld decently. Finish is gently beitter with some oak. Lingering unpleasant hop flavor in finish.

Med/full body and carbonation, and a bit of warming in the finish.

Okay beer. Oak didn't add much for me. Also think this sample wasn't the freshest, so hops may have been more muted than in a fresh sample.

Mar 26, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper and orange, full inch of white head. Aroma of bittering c hops and wood chips.

Hops seem to not be as strong with the competing wood flavors. Its good, nothing off, but the already caramel heavy malt bill and the wood give the beer a heavier than necessary mouthfeel overall. Bitter cuts through more than the alcohol.

Jan 28, 2016
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BrownAleBollocks from Kansas

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange color with a two finger fluffy cream color head. Aroma is somewhat faint, but contains pine, floral, and light caramel sweetness. Taste is caramel, pine, oak, hints of floral tones, and a touch of bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, terrific. Overall, a very nice ipa, and the oak aging definitely adds some good character to the beer.

Sep 26, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy orange amber under a 2” cream colored foam cap that produces moderate lace. S: Has biscuit, melon, wood, oak, vanilla aromas. T: A big malty attack followed by melon and an assertive bitterness. F: Very creamy palate, medium body and carbonation. O: A hoppy, yet balanced American IPA.

Aug 24, 2015
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours dark golden with an off white head. There are aromas of citrus and caramel. There are also hints of oak, vanilla, and pine. The flavors are pine and citrus with oak as the dominant flavors. It is moderately bitter on the palate.

Aug 22, 2015
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can
Canned On: May 30 2018

Just about 3 years since last

Poured into a tulip a nice slightly cloudy dark golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice oak/pine. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice oak/pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

12oz. Bottle
Bottled On: April 24, 2015

Pours a nice slightly cloudy dark golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger plus creamy off-white head, which leaves tons of sticky lacing behind. The nose is mostly malty, with some hop notes, some citrus. The taste is malty, some hop notes, slight citrus note. Medium body, very slight dry/bitter finish. Overall a tasty brew, great thrist quencher.

Aug 18, 2015
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D9sus4 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lots of good descriptions of this brew already on the BA, so I will merely add my 2 cents worth.
Drink it warmish, not ice cold, to appreciate the oaky flavors more. My first time tasting this was today, 8/5/15, the bottles were dated 3/19/15, so 4-1/2 months in the bottle. This is the first time I've seen this brew for sale here in St. Louis, so I know the bottles weren't sitting in the cooler of my local beer source for more than a few days. Blame the distributor, but in any case, perhaps this brew just needs a bit more bottle conditioning to develop to its full potential? The reviewers that said they couldn't taste the oak were either drinking this brew too cold, or I submit, possibly too young?
No, it's not a "smoked barley" ale, it's an "oak kissed" ale. This would be a great brew for the winery crews in Napa, Sonoma, Augusta and everywhere else they make wine. Old wine saying, "It takes a lot of beer to make good wine".
My last suggestion, besides the "good cigar beer comment", which I agree with, is I also think this would be a great ale to drink as a chaser for an 18 year old, smokey, single malt whiskey. OK, any oaky, smokey single malt whiskey will do.... or maybe an oaky Anejo tequila?

Aug 06, 2015
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ProfessionalJ from New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Seem to remember liking it more last year when I'd buy it repeatedly until it ran out, still good though, not as good as Dogfish Head Burton Baton though!

Jul 27, 2015
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So unless I get a truly outstanding, strange or bad beer, I'm boycotting this new rating system where my review doesn't count unless I have one hundred and fifty characters.

Jul 22, 2015
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled April 3, 2015, so has more than three months on it. Bought on sale at an irresistible price.

a: Translucent amber with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fairly intense light fruit, mainly peach, apricot and pear.

t: Follows the nose but with slight sour notes, followed by moderate bitterness which lingers on a dry finish. Light oak notes eventually emerge.

m: Medium, very good body, some carbonation tingle.

o: Either due to the age on it or a slight clash between the hops and oak, this doesn't seem quite on point. The impact of the oak aging seems minor at best. But it is tasty and nearly cloyingly bitter, a summer eye-opener.

Jul 20, 2015
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sjdevel from Utah

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: This one poured out a nice deep rich gold color with a nice frothy head. The head retention was quite nice and, after receding, there was a pleasant amount of lacing that continued. It was a bit cloudy, but it had a nice glow to it.

Smell: Smells of bittering hops and smokey oak. Rich caramel notes come through as well. There is a slight tartness wafting about.

Taste: At first, there's a bite of hop bitterness. The bitterness fades and there are caramel malt and skoked nuttiness from the oak barrel. There is a tartness behind the scenes as well. On the tail end, there are some nice floral and roasty notes.

Feel: Medium bodied with plenty of bubbles that dance on the tongue.

Overall: This is a great IPA that is not over the top on bitterness or hoppiness. The oak aging is moderate, but it helps balance all of the different flavors (hops, malt, fruit, nutty). I would drink again for sure.

Jul 19, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into my Dogfish glass.

A: Pours a clear copper with tons of floaties. 1" white head dissipates quickly. Retention & lacing are both excellent.

S: Ample citrus with a caramelly malt note. Oak is detectable.

T: Mellow citrus peel & more caramel lead off. Mid palate is off-sweet & crackery. Finish has a nice bitter bite tempered by a more noticeable oak character. Very nice!

M: Moderate carb & a surprisingly light body. Slightly oily.

O: This is a fine, subtle & balanced brew.

Jul 18, 2015
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Todd from California

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caramel, Vanilla, Oak, Citrus

Hopped with Pacific Northwest varieties and aged on French and American oak,' Rumble is a hazy copper with a creamy lace, and soft caramel, vanilla, oak and pine in the nose. The mouthfeel is creamy and on the light side. More sweet caramel and vanilla to the taste, with notes of wood and spice. Muted hop flavors of floral, citrus and resiny pine. Orangey at times. The bitterness is light, but becomes more pronounced with each sip. An oaky linger and charred toffee in the finish. There's a lot going on here, but it works very well. And you can't say that about many oaked IPAs.


As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #101 (June 2015).

Jul 11, 2015
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Suds from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a rustic brown color with a lot of floaties....many particles held in suspension. The head is off white and firm. The smell is of toasted nuts, dark bread, and floral hops. The taste is balanced....nice bitterness. Medium in body, with some warming qualities.

Jul 03, 2015
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Dikfour from Colorado

2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle date: 4/13/2015

Look: Hazy deep red in color. A Finger of head sticks around nicely. Bubbly carbonation. Bunch of sediment.

Smell: Caramel up front. Vanilla. Malty as all heck. Not much hop pressence.

Taste: Mild caramel and vanilla right off the bat. Kinda boozy. Finishes with a pretty course bitterness.

Feel: Pleasant oaky dryness. Not enough body for something barrel treated. Even a bit watery. Nothing to really chew on here

Overall: Not a huge fan. I'll stick with Titan from these guys.

Jun 21, 2015
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