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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown with notes of amber. Small head but leaves a little film throughout.Only a touch of cloudiness.

Hops on the nose. A touch of alcohol. Banana bread? Honey or maple.

Definitely taste the hops upfront and then secondly the alcohol, though it’s not offensive. Kind of has a whiskey taste. I don’t taste the banana bread so much…maybe b/c of the whiskey/hops flavor, but I do detect the touch of sweetness which Im leaning towards it being honey rather than maple syrup.

Very smooth mouthfeel. I was expecting it to be a tiny bit astringent but it’s not at all.

Overall: man this is a beer to take your time with. A very deep and complex character that really shows that it is a truly unique style. A rainy day beer. Would love to have it once in a while, but not often…even though it’s absolutely delicious. And I’ll add that it’s pretty high gravity…

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4/5  rDev +5%

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

Bottled 06/20/2012.

Served cold in a pint glass.

Ruble is a crystal copper color with sticky white head.

Aroma is a strong combination of hoppy and oaky vanilla.

Flavor is nice and hoppy but very very smooth with elements of oak barrel aging.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Smooth and balanced.

Overall a solid IPA but I'm not a fan of aging it.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost-clear amber color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is not hoppy at all. More malt and french oak than anything. The wood and vanilla aromas are great, but would never be able to tell this was an IPA from the aroma. Granted, this bottle is like 8 months old. Taste is initially vanilla with some booze...more booze than expected from a 7% beer. The wood-aging of this beer definitely added some boozy characteristics to it, which makes up for the lack of hops. Very mellow hops... I would not call this beer an IPA. Caramel malt and vanilla, with pleasant oak flavors. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, and somewhat velvety. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is not a good example of an IPA. DFH Burton Baton does a way better job of demonstrating this kind of style. However, this beer is still DAMN TASTY. Love the vanilla and oak flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 6/12.
I thought that an older bottle date for this IPA would possibly degrade the flavor four months later. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The beer poured a beautiful copper color with a two finger head.

Strong aroma of vanilla and oak.

The mouth feel is smooth.

The finish is enhanced by the aroma which remains with warming.
There is an intense complex taste of fruit, oak and vanilla.

This is a winner. Will drink again soon.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- was cloudy not as clear as i thought it to be the color although was proper and true to style with slight rust on a golden hue .

S- was proper with citrus aromas like grapefruit and mandarin acompanied by a slight oak note the was hidden in the background .

T- the flavor notes were almost on point beautiful malt backbone. nice citrus hops but a bit to much on the oak .

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

I have nothing to recommend this beer to any drinker. I also have nothing to turn folks away. There were odd flavors that seemed to reflect extract or poor quality/old ingredients that left me wanting. I know the great guys at Great Divide dont take shortcuts and usually produce amazing products but this beer is the average one among outstanding brews. Will not buy this one again. Sorry guys, try again.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is kinda' a stale caramelized wood (not specifically oak - certainly not vanilla) - that may not sound too appealing, but it is interesting and not unpleasant. Not finding much for hops.
Slightly cloudy with amber of orange and brown. Off-white head.
Flavor has similar qualities - is a little more complex and the hops do show. Some in the flavor and certainly on the finish in taste an bitterness, including some lingering. I do enjoy the caramel quality with the woody character.
Prickly, tingly carbonation goes well with this beer. Moderate overall feel. I am filling a bit full rather quickly :0(
Unique and enjoyable

Gift from Drevis. thanks.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - thin almost whispy cream colored head. Cloudy. Murky almost. Flakes sit suspended like fruit in jello. Crazy murky like plakton. Amber color is typical enough for ipa.

S - fruit. Green strawberries, squash, and of course hops. Oddly not much oak

T - sweet malts and hop. Like orange yogurt sprinkled with green hop buds. Aftertaste is bitter but not ridiculously so.

M - mildly effervescent malty.

D - the oak aspect adds little. And sadly this beer while respectable is mostly unremarkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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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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