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:
38
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,593 |  Reviews: 440
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a robust ipa with meaty character and tones. The hops don't really give a real elaborate presentation; more of a thick delivery. I like this one, though I'd appreciate a fresh sample to be able to give a purists opinion. That aside, still diggin' it regardless.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark reddish orange with light but creamy head. Not much aroma to speak of, maybe a little vanilla. No hop presence in the flavor or aroma. Slightly sweet, barely any oak, and no hop bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. This is just not well done. I love DFH Burton Baton...this comes nowhere close. The oaked IPAs have mostly just not done it for me. This one is near the bottom of the bunch for me and not sure why there's much love for it.

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Photo of axeman9182
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Amanti Vino's Beer of the Month program. This one was bottled on June 13, 2012 and poured tonight into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Great Divde's Rumble pours an opaque copper, with just over a finger of off white foam crowning the beer. Head retention is decent, and there's a little bit of lacing, but neither really stand out. The aroma has a lot going on, which is nice, the only problem being not enough of it is coming from hops. There's the smells of caramel and vanilla and a spicy, woody oak. There's also an orange-citrus aroma, but not nearly loud enough. The flavor profile is similar. Caramel and vanilla open things, and after a surprisingly soft bitterness mid palate, I'm ready for the hops. As a bit of orange blossom and some grapefruit start to make an appearance, they're largely drowned out by woody oak flavors. The body is towards the chewier end of the spectrum for an IPA, but it works. The carbonation is just a little bit too muted. I had a hard time scoring Rumble, as I enjoyed it a bit more than the numbers would indicate. I think a barrel aged IPA is an interesting idea, and this one was certainly tasty. I just have a hard time still calling it an IPA. Call it an American Strong Ale or something, but it's going to be tough to take the time to barrel age a beer and still have it able to hang with the many readily available hop bombs put out by craft brewers.

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Photo of lpotter
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Btr73
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ArrogantB
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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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BrewtalAlement
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of glowsun
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Illos
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ninaturner
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light brown in color, unfiltered

Aroma: Pine, pine, pine, and oak

Taste: I love how the sweetness of the malts meld with the hops... you get a caramel taste and a bitter taste all in one sip and are left with a smooth vanilla flavor at the end

Mouthfeel: Light to medium

Drinkability: Highly drinkable for this style of beer

Overall: Loved this oaked IPA, which is saying a lot since I am not a usually a fan of this style

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Photo of DM1293
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An Oaked IPA?

An odd idea. The smells are much as I'd expect, a faint oaked smell with a bit of hop/malt. The taste is as I'd expect: there is oak, there is the piney bite, there is malt...but then I got vanilla. Vanilla is not something I would've expected, oaked or not.

Overall, the oaking mellows out some of the hop bite, but the malt feels a little stronger than necessary. The vanilla taste helps counter that too, but the balance isn't perfect. Its got a bit of punch to it. The semi-thick mouthfeel lets it ride longer than I'd like.

Its a neat idea, but the flavors don't appeal to me.

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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