Rumble IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA
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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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.79/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of artoolemomo
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of MacQ32
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly amber copper color with a great finger of light toffee colored head, decent lacing and so-so retention.

S - Hoppy, slightly resinous and citrus rind type aromas. Hefty malt backbone with a mild smokey/decently oaky aroma.

S - Tastes more like an APA imo. Quite mild, theres initially a nice dry refreshing light hoppy flavor which is followed by oakyness and light malts. Not enough flavor/depth here. Very very one dimensional flavor

M - Brew feels rather thin in my mouth, very very easy to drink, almost watery.

O - Intro craft beer? sure... not much else IMO. way too watery/light, not a lot of flavor either.

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3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice to see Great Divide so much more out on the West Coast. Tried this at the Main Tap in El Cajon, CA.

A - Fairly clear copper, good head, nice lace.

S - Very floral right off the bat, malty and sweet.

T - Bitter hops first, then the malt follows.

M - Fair balance, good carb being on a keg :)

D - A nice offering.

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Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,597 ratings