Rumble IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

very good
1,593 Ratings
Rumble IPARumble IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BradLikesBrew on 08-07-2010

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Photo of bsimms
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jams1220
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed on August 4th 2010.Poured a bottle into a nonic,a clear rich bronze with craterous one finger white head that left btoken rings of lace as it settled slowly atop.Aromas are actually quite light with some toasty oak,and light liafy hop intertwined.A real nice full mouthfeel to this beer,its quite smooth.Flavors are pretty good but kinda left me wanting more,light vanilla tinged toasty oak to me overshadows the leafy "green" hop.Not a bad brew, but to me the hops need to be amped up a little.

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Photo of BeanBone
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A crystal-clear copper body capped by a finger and a half of creamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy and piney hops and a little bit of oak over a solid caramel body.

Flavor: Up front, a wave of mild hops with moderate bitterness and the same notes of citrus and pine found in the nose. As the hops give way, the usual flavors of oak and vanilla in aged beers come out. Underneath it all, a solid biscuity caramel malt backbone keeps everything grounded. Just a bare hint of spice coming from the booze from time to time. It's all balanced well, but perhaps just a little muddled. Oak, citrusy hops and biscuity malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a little creamy with smooth medium carbonation and a dry finish. A hint of warmth from the alcohol from time to time.

Drinkability: Drinks much faster that the moderately-high alcohol content would suggest, so keep it in mind.

Verdict: Rumble is just what I expected it to be, an IPA subdued a little by time with subtle notes of oak and vanilla. In a world of a million IPAs, this one stands out nicely.

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Photo of majorbase2
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange color with some chunkies floating around in the bottom. Good sized light brown foam head with great retention; head still remained after 5+ minutes. Leaves a larger ring of lacing around the edge, and a but of lacing on the sides when swished.

Aroma is of sweet tropical fruits. Oak is present, but its more of an accent. Pine, caramel malts, and some bready malts. Possibly a bit of funk.

Fairly strong citrusy hops and some fairly prominent oak notes up front. Lots going on in the taste. Almost too much. Pine is still present, as are the caramel malts from the aroma. Grapefruit and mango take over more of a lead role as it warms, with bitterness becoming stronger. I think GD tried to do too much in the taste here. It's not bad, but the overabundance of flavors doesn't allow any particular flavor to come out and shine.

Light-medium body. Not much carbonation. Nice and easy drinker.

Overall, not a bad beer by an means, but not one of Great Divide's better brews. As mentioned, I think there's a little bit too much going on in the taste to allow anything to truly showcase itself.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: BOTTLED ON APR 06 2015

Amber-hued body; lots of fine carbonation bubbles; thick, dense, rocky head. Mild pine and floral scent; orange. Malty, caramel flavor; intense bitterness. Smooth overall with a soft, prickly feel; creamy; heavy sweetness counterbalanced with a very dry finish.

This beer delivers a dense, complex, and well-balanced tasting sensation. Rich malt flavors and an epic level of hop bitterness dance well with each other and provide a very satisfying, very pleasurable drinking experience.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-bubbly transparent amber with a thin cream colored head that is barely noticeable.

S-grass, citrus, hops. just a hint of oakness. very faint scent.

T-comes in with a very bitter taste of grass and hops. the bitterness overrides the flavors, something i'm okay with. the after-taste has a subtle hint of vanilla and oak. i was disappointed by the the sight and smells, but the taste sure made up for it....this is pretty well put together.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish. real bitter and smooth.

O-i didn't have high hopes, but i was pleasantly surprised by this. I'm not sure if I've ever had an oak aged IPA with a low abv either. its a good concept, and it works for this one. the more i drink this, the more i like this...its almost quaffable, something i don't expect from IPAs. i wouldn't mind getting more of this!

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottled 6/26/12 to revisit this one. Orange color, foamy white head. Smells malty, hint of oak, meh. Flavor is lots of oak wrapped around some decent hops, chewy. A BA in the mountain forum compared it to a baby oaked barleywine and that is an apt description. Solid beer but I really only needed the one.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

A - Glowing amber beer, pretty nice head that's sticking to the glass.

S - Smells of dried flavorful hops, some mild hints of citrus. Some malty notes and a touch of green hop. Oaky dryness is present.

T - I think the oak aging balances the hop profile. You get all the usual notes with the hops, green, floral, dried, subtle spice. There is a dryness and some residual sweetness to counterbalance that. I was expecting more of the double IPA flavor seeing it at 7.1%. The oak is the main factor in this one for me.

M - Standard mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Easy drinker.

O - A nicely balanced IPA. I think I like this one because I'm not an IPA fan and this IPA is better balanced with the sweetness and dry wood.

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice orange hued color with some hazy, possible remaining from dry hopping. The head is white and is easily stirred back up when I swirl my snifter.

The aroma is excellent with grapefruit and other citrus fruits rising out of the glass.

The beer is full bodied but refreshing and starts off with the typical sweetness of a well built IPA. The bitter finish is refreshing and not over powering and balanced with a nutty malt backbone.

Overall this is a very enjoyable IPA. It is just really hard to stand amount amongst all the great IPAs these days but this one is still worth giving a try.

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Photo of Andrewtherooster
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on August 21st, 2010.

Poured into a mug and comes up a nice white head that quickly dissipates to a ring of carbonation with some nice lacing.

Smells of caramel and tangerines. There's also a deeper pure vanilla or brown sugary-ness there.

Tastes strongly of citrus hops, but with most of the bitterness in the finish. Tangerines mix with some underlying oak flavors (vanilla, as well as an earthiness). Finishes with more wood and a white grapefruit bitterness. The flavors are bold and a little overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is appropriate, but a little oily and finishing on the sweeter side.

This beer is delicious, but it becomes difficult to drink after a while. It's not very quaffable, and is definitely something that you're going to need to take your time with. I was expecting a refreshing IPA with a little oak, but the flavors are more reminiscent of a IIPA with a strong wood presence. While it tastes great, it was more of a dedication than I expected.

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Photo of MHoe
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with nice off-white head and some lacing.

Smell: Orange, caramel and vanilla. Fairly sweet. Strong at first, but then dissipates.

Taste: Upfront is orange, caramel & toasted malts, and a trace of vanilla. Finishes with pine grapefruit, oak and a decent level of bitterness. The oak leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, fairly dry finish.

Overall: While I prefer my IPAs without oak aging, there are nice flavors going on here, and it is nicely balanced. Docking it slightly for the aftertaste.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.78/5  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.

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Photo of fourstringer
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. Bottled on Apr 16 2014.

A: Classic amber/golden yellow-orange body with pretty good clarity. 1/2 finger of white head with ok retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Fruit-forward hops (malt?) with peach, mango, white grape, and orange notes. Bready, sweet malt. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Fainter bourbon, oak arise as it warms.

T: Interesting opening - I had to take a few sips to pin it down: Malty, but also floral, with a flash of sweetness. Develops to a medium bitterness that seems lighter than average for the style. Semi-dry finish. Lingering hops and bitterness in the aftertaste. Light on the alcohol for 7.1% ABV.

M: Sudsy, moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Smooth feel after the initial effervescence.

O: I like this beer, but I wouldn't say it really tastes like an IPA. Or a barrel-aged brew, for that matter. Kinda rides the fence and ends up in no-mans-land, but a good quaff nonetheless.


Addendum: A second sampling the following day presented a much stronger barrel-aged presence with a bourbon-esque, vanilla sweetness. Even less IPA quality than the first go. Scores are the same.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,593 ratings.
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