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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - pine and vanilla dominate with a hint of oak.
t - same as above but the oak is more pronounced.
t - creamy and medium.
o - barrel-aged ipas are hit or miss for me and this was a hit. the oak was well done and subtle.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased and drank at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours dark orange. Basically clear. A one inch head fades quickly to a film on top of the beer, with a pretty good lacing.

Smells like citrusy hops, oak, and vanilla.

The taste is similar. A nice oak-aged IPA here, sometimes this style really doesn't work. There's sweet, delicious malt and oak flavors up front, followed by a nice citrusy and piney pop of hops. Not very bitter.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, very drinkable.

This one was very good, would get it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as a solo.

Pours medium copper with a touch of white foam. Thicker around the ring. Mild woodsy nose. Light pine. Taste is a full rich hearty oak, hints of vanilla. Minty bitter at the close. Expertly balanced really good. Need to get back into GDBC.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Great Divide's Rumble IPA is an oak aged IPA. The bottle explains that this is an IPA hopped with Pacific Northwest hops and "gently" aged on French and American oak. The label depicts a silhouette of a bull in a desert setting. 7.1% ABV and bottled on 7/2/13. Poured into a stein

Pours a clear amber with a nice frothy finger and a half worth of kahki-colored head. Chunky lacing. Decent retention. Nice amount of carbonation

Smells of fresh baked bread. Definite oak aromas. Grassy hop notes. Not much else

Flavors are very malt forward. Bready and caramel notes reign supreme. There is some earthy woody flavors from the oak with a fleeting taste of vanilla. The hops come in, almost as an afterthought, and are grassy and piney. Faint citrus finish is zesty. I can't say this is particularly well-balanced but tasty enough

Feels smooth. Has a nice medium body. The hops and carbonation give it a nice bite

Overall not too shabby. The oak doesn't do its job quite as well as with Dogfish Head's Burton Baton but it's a nice thought. While it doesn't really work well here this still a nice IPA. It probably won't please the hopheads but for a change of pace it's worth a shot

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy orange, two finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Oak, malt, grass, citrus. Less than three months old so the hops should have faded too much but still could be more.

T-Starts with malt and oak. Has some bitterness in the finish along with citrus and grassy hops. But they take a back seat to the malt.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated with some hop bite.

O-The beer just doesn't have the right balance. Less malt more hops. Right now it is too malty. It seems like at the end of the day oak aged IPAs never turn out great.

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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours two to three fingers worth of head which has a little bit of retention. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber which glows a lighter amber when held up to the light. Good amount of lacing so far.

Nose- Very different aromas coming from the bottle and the glass. The glass shows more of a traditional IPA aroma: orange, lemon, grapefruit with pine and resin. The bottle shows caramel alongside subtle hints of vanilla and oak. The typical IPA notes of the glass begin to fade and show very subdued notes of vanilla and oak. Some mustiness and minor earwax appear after I swirl the glass.

Taste- Oakiness matched with caramel and some pine and resin from the hops hang around the edges. The caramel seems to pervade the entire flavor profile with strong coming on the finish matched with some vanilla notes. However, the oak is well rounded and enjoyable (unlike many oak aged beers I've had) that brings enough vanilla and spice to avoid being singular or boring. Some orange, lemon, grapefruit, and minimal matchstick pair with the caramel but all of these notes are dominated by the oak based complex within the flavor profile. The oak tends to foray smoothly into the pine, wood, and resin finish. Definitely a solid beer that I wouldn't mind having again. Maybe a little oaky for me but what do you expect from an oak aged beer. The spice tasted is reminiscent of rye.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied but closer to light bodied. Appropriate amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty good considering that oak is sometimes an obstacle for me. A slight hint of alcohol but it works well with the oak, vanilla, and spice.

Overall- Solid beer and interesting take on an IPA. Definitely worth a try. I would possibly repurchase this and the suggested food pairings are intriguing.

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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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