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Rumble IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA
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1,595 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 AmitC
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a little head.

Medium carbonation.

Smells a lot of caramel, a little oak, wooden and earthy touch and some hops.

A bit complex smell.

Taste is not that complex but is good enough.

Clear caramel follows the nose along with the hops and oak.

Taste is a bit on the sweeter side.

Medium bodied mouth feel.

Overall a good IPA with a difference.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lightly hazed dimly lit orange hue. Head is very frothy and creamy. It dies down to a thin covering. It leaves light locks of lacing along my glass.

S-Nose relies heavily on the combination of sweet citrus and oak. Smells like Oakes tangerines. Light booze. Quite hoppy but the oak really shines too. The two aromas really work well together.

T-Not as good as the nose. The hops are a bit less intense. Caramel is heavier here too. The oak is pleasant and perhaps the best part of the flavor. The nose works better than the flavor but it was still very enjoyable.

M-Medium bodied and a bit creamy. Booze comes into play. Oak may actually make the booze more noticeable. Moderately dry. Relatively light bitterness for an IPA.

O/D-Better than expected. Oaked IPAs are not my favorite. This one was pretty good. One single of this beer was enough for me. Appreciate the effort. Pricey.

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Photo of paul0311
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of alexgash
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on June 20, 2012.

Medium orange copper body. Finger of dense, creamy, light beige head. Great lacing up the side of the glass. Base aroma of fruity, marmalade-y malts. Tropical fruit and pine hops show up. Light vanilla and woody oak notes as well.

Woody, herbal bitterness up front. Tropical fruit and caramel malt fill in. Orange and citrus hop bitterness comes in. Dries out in a woody, oaky finish. Lingering citrus, with hints of vanilla. Medium bodied with a creamy feel. Interesting and overall pretty good.

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Photo of webbcreative
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2012, so it's a little out of date. Picked up a while back from Great Grog in Edinburgh. I've not had an oaked IPA before - it sounds interesting.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with medium carbonation and a ton of chunky floating sediment. Yields a decent head of creamy off-white foam that hangs around for a while before reducing to a frothy surface layer. Nice lacing lingers on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with notes of oak/wood, piny hops, toffee, dry yeast, faint vanilla and stewed hops. Complex but quite restrained.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of oak, toffee, pine, vanilla, mild earthy yeast and stewed hops. A mild twinge of alcohol in the background. Possesses a spicy, astringent quality, followed by a distinct bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with good body. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of oaky malt and an aromatic, piney bitterness.

A tasty brew with a twist. The oak add something extra to this IPA, yet it doesn't clash or compete with the hop notes. The subtle tannins and hints of vanilla introduce an extra layer of complexity. The hop notes are obvious but quite subdued - I'm not sure if they've faded a bit or if this is a natural characteristic of Rumble. The only real flaw is the appearance; it looked like a ton of coagulated protein floating in the beer. Still, a fairly minor complaint - this is well crafted. If you like IPAs and/or wood in your beer, then go for the best of both worlds and grab one of these when you can.

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Photo of WoodburyMN
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jlove5
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orangey-tan color and clear with a considerable amount of suspended sediment but plenty of head and lace. The sediment takes away from the appearance but it's ok, the rest of this one seems to make up for it.

Aroma is malty and bready, oak and vanilla components, subdued hops, in fact the whole aroma is pretty subdued. There's also a lightly fruity component. Really the aroma starts so subtle and subdued, but as you drink and the beer warms up, it gets better and better. I think aroma is this beer's hidden secret.

Taste is smoooth for an IPA, very smooth. The vanilla and oak are perfectly blended and balanced with a moderate dose of piney and citrusy hops. Malts make a great showing too, the malty backbone shines through with plenty of toasty and bready flavors. It's a complex brew, as you would expect any oaked IPA to be.

Mouthfeel is smooth, slick, medium bodied, and carbonation is spot on for the oak-aged and vanilla components, perfectly accenting without overpowering. Slightly warming over the course of the brew. There's an oily, piney hops linger to this one, which is when the hops really shine.

Overall it's a very nice but not too overpowering oaked IPA. Very complex flavors and aroma make this a beer I'll definitely visit again.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dearthdawg
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled mid-June, poured a clear orange and left thick lacing. I'd call it a smooth, interesting IPA. The barrel character pops through the hops with gentle vanilla and oak, along with caramel malt. I'd like a little more of the juicy, citrus hop, but this a balanced, tasty beer. Give it a try, it's not too heavy for a 7% barrel aged beer.

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Photo of bmwats
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Clouded amber hue. Giant frothy wight head. Disintegrates slowly and unevenly, leaving plenty of dry, sticky residue, and distinctive peaks and valleys. Many layers of beer ring lacing form and persist.

S: Woody and smoky combination of light hops and molasses. Slightly floral

T: Medium hoppiness with a light smoky character. A little basil or oregano in there, too.

M: Steely hoppy feel from the start and lingering in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is a little off-putting.

D: Goes down easy. Not overly hoppy.

Atmosphere is great. Giant head and lots of lacing. Nose is hoppy and smoky, with some sweet and floral notes. Flavor is lightly hopped and lightly smoked, and well-balanced in its execution. Steely aftertaste is a little off. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of squidrobot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kornoms
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings
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