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.

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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 PopnLoads
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of SHODriver
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a light orange with a half inch of white head
S: smells of oak and vanilla with some piney, citrusy and herbal hops
T: earthy and herbal hops with a tinge if citrus, vanilla oakiness and some caramel sweetness with a bit of pine. aftertaste is more citrus, a bit of oak and some residual sweetness
M: slightly prickly carbonation a little above medium in the mouthfeel
O: not a bad beer at all. good IPA notes and a nice addition of complexity from the oak

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Photo of Poucher86
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

Amber pour with a soppy lacing head. Looks nice. 4.0

Orange and grapefruit citrus and light pine. Not too much oak yet. 3.5

The oak is big and wet and sweet in the taste. Hops are more floral than citrus, but it's hard to ignore the woodiness. Malts are toffee-like and contribute sweetness to the perfumey oak and hops. A tad buttery. 4.0

Medium body with decent creamy carb. An excellent drink. Slight alcohol note. 4.0

Okay wood-aged IPA. A little too much. Will revisit from time-to-time. 3.5

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Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a pint glass.

A - dark orange with a soft, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - toasted malt

T - toasted malt, oak, some chocolate notes at time, faint bitterness, faintly fruity

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is a disappointing IPA. The toasted and chocolate malts that come through were unexpected and unwelcomed. The hop character is tame and does nothing to combat the malty mess. I'll avoid this in the future.

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Photo of CoinOp
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of larbush
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GoGators
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of EigenBeer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of corzocl
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of HopBrain
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of gfreed
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Anything from GD is worth trying once. Rumble is not something that you MUST HAVE RIGHT NOW, but is certainly something that is worth a single-bottle purchase. Maybe it's because the beer needs to age for a while, but if the word "oak" wasn't on the label I wouldn't have guessed that oak had anything to do with this beer. As an IPA, it isn't bad: it has all the requisite hoppiness and resin, and it's all within reasonable bounds-- that's a plus. The color is gorgeous. If you're bent on an oaky experience, however, go saw a floorboard in half and inhale the dust while drinking the beer.

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Photo of hannaho
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Buster
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +5%

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

Bronze color, smallish head, no retention

Smells sweet—vanilla and malt; also citrus hops lurking in there too. Almost a pear- or apple-like quality as well.

Starts off bright like an IPA, then comes a substantial malt and vanilla/oak cut, but the hops come back and ride it out. An interesting take on a familiar style. Pretty hefty in body, though the 7.1% doesn’t seem that apparent. Finish is strong on bitterness and ends dry. That really helps counter the oak aging.

Rumble’s not something I want drink often or any time soon again; however, I do enjoy it for what it is. Really, it makes for a good summer night cap. It’s just too heavy of a beer to put away more than one a night.

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Photo of RandyV
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More like a pale ale than an IPA to me. Hops never assertive with malt sweetness owning he beginning and middle, with a slightly bitter, dry finish. The oak presence is minimal, not adding much to the flavor. From a good brewer, a very underwhelming addition.

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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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