Rumble IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,593 Ratings
Rumble IPARumble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,593
Reviews:
440
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere. A study in oak more than IPA, and maybe because of the bottling since August. Mid yelow body with a generous white head. Woody aroma, and taste. Creamy finish, some citrus orange throughout. Decent drinkability. Well balanced between the wood, the IPA. Something to have from a sinking ship, and then...forget.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: tons of lace. clear golden with crimson hues.

S: oatmeal raisin and earthy.

T: raisin, vanilla and caramel. Light on the hops but enough to balance the oak and vanilla flavor. Some wood notes.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: this one is different. Not what I expected from an IPA. The hops were not quite as flavorful as I expected for a 7.1% ABV.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Divide Tap Room in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear dark orange color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Random thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, citrus zest, and an earthy wood aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest/pine hops with a woody quality on the finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate lingers after each sip. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and slightly thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid IPA with some nice wood aged characteristics. I would definitely get this one again if it were available in CA.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not quite imperial, this oaked ipa forces a front of tongue sweetness and heaviness that endeavors to refresh and pacify the drinker. pours a resin-like sludgey indian summer red with a nose of HERE I AM! hops. alcohol is present but behind the scenes, better as it warms. pleasantly buzzworthy after just a few, one I will keep going back to. $ well spent

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy copper in color and has small particles floating in suspension along with a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has moderately strong aromas of oak along with notes of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, flavors of oak really stand out in the taste and contribute hints of vanilla. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness and citrusy flavors from the hops. Hints of caramel malts are also noticeable in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The oak aging seems to lend some dryness to the finish.
O: The beer is very well balanced and doesn’t come across as being overly bitter compared to many other beers in the style. The oak aging also helps in balancing off the hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are somewhat high given the brewery, which I'm fond of. I'm not huge on the style, though.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention considering the high ABV. Lacing is decent. Colour is a transparent translucent textbook copper. Vibrant and appealing. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. There are very few carbonation bubbles, if any.

Sm: Clean malts, caramel, moderate pine, citrus, tinges of oak, and cream. A pleasant and delightful aroma for an IPA. Very balanced and subtle. I can't wait to try it. A mild strength aroma.

T: Clean malts with some heavy toasted character and pleasant subtle caramelization. Quite sweet, with some nice graham cracker character and blatant vanilla. The oak comes through marvelously; the subtlety here is impressive. Hop character is primarily pine, though some floral character does enter in the third act. I don't know where the citrus went, but it isn't here. It's nicely balanced, though the sweetness is over the top. Built well for the style, but suffers from simplicity. I do like it.

Mf: Too smooth. It comes off artificial, even a touch syrupy. Nicely wet. Overall, it just doesn't suit the flavours; coarseness is severely needed. This is by far the worst aspect of this brew.

Dr: Drinkable but held back by its unfavorable mouthfeel. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV well. Great Divide brews far better beers.

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Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on May 31 2012... nothing like getting a a pre-aged seasonal, this just showed up here recently at the local shop.

Dark copper orange body, slight haze to it.
Strong caramel aromas, vague oak, rather sweet and vaguely fruity.

Heavy caramel malt flavors, light oak, slick and sweet. Tastes like an old IPA unfortunately, with some woody traces. Malt dominates... where are the hops? IPA fail. Glad this was only a single, wouldn't drink it again with so many better local options.

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Photo of oline73
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a hint of gold/yellow. There is a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet and a bit malty. Reminds me of mild malt syrup. There is a vanilla and caramel note along with some very mild hops.

Taste: Mildly sweet up front with the vanilla and malt syrup notes. I can definitely pick up the wood from the barrel. The finish has a citrus peel bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side with aggressively tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is another solid offering from Great Divide. The wood and the hops combine and are quite nice. I'm a big fan.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with orange highlights with a one-finger white head of foam. The head didn't last long and left some good foamy lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and oak notes. It had a nice caramel nose, too.

T - It tasted of pine, citrus and sweet caramel. The woody flavor is very mild.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a pretty nice oak aged IPA. It was mild and well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium off white biscuity head slowly recedes into a pretty strong lacing above a clear copper honey colored IPA.

Slightly sour and slightly bitter citrus hops aroma with some smokiness coming through also.

The taste is more smokey than the aroma which I liked and which adds to the bitterness and slight sour notes of the hops used to make this beer. The citrus taste is more muted than the aroma would have you think but its still a pretty good beer, I could see having this on a regular basis if I could find it.

This medium bodied beer finishes with a light to moderate smokey dry aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip, no bottle date(oddly). Pours crystal clear reddish orange color with 2 fingers of a fairly dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap. Some nice lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big caramel sweetness, pine, orange, pineapple, mango, oak, and some spices. Decent aromas with decent strength. Taste of pine, caramel, oak, spices, and a bit of citrus. Decent amount of bitterness present on the finish that linger with pine, oak, and spices. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming on the finish. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium carbonation and body, with a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Nice and smooth drinkability. Overall, a nice oak aged IPA.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Rustico - Alexandria.

Served in a pint glass. Pours a moderate to semi-dark brown color with a tan head. A good amount of lacing to start off with, but it doesn't have the type of staying power that I expect for a cask IPA. The nose brings forward the oak a bit more than the hops, which are certainly restrained. There's nothing from the hops that really jumps out; I could say maybe a little bit of earthy and floral hops, but the oak really takes over.

The same thing can be said about the taste, as while I get a decent amount of bitterness, the oak characteristics really carry through and I believe there's some earthy hops underneath, as I can certainly say I'm not getting citrus or tropical, but that's about it. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a good amount of bitterness and some slight oak tannin. Drinks fairly well but is somewhat disappointing.

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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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