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Rumble IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Rumble IPARumble IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
1,596 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
Ranking:
#12,056
Reviews:
440
Ratings:
1,596
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
180
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,596 |  Reviews: 440
Photo of Laugookneetuss
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coastiebob
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of D9sus4
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lots of good descriptions of this brew already on the BA, so I will merely add my 2 cents worth.
Drink it warmish, not ice cold, to appreciate the oaky flavors more. My first time tasting this was today, 8/5/15, the bottles were dated 3/19/15, so 4-1/2 months in the bottle. This is the first time I've seen this brew for sale here in St. Louis, so I know the bottles weren't sitting in the cooler of my local beer source for more than a few days. Blame the distributor, but in any case, perhaps this brew just needs a bit more bottle conditioning to develop to its full potential? The reviewers that said they couldn't taste the oak were either drinking this brew too cold, or I submit, possibly too young?
No, it's not a "smoked barley" ale, it's an "oak kissed" ale. This would be a great brew for the winery crews in Napa, Sonoma, Augusta and everywhere else they make wine. Old wine saying, "It takes a lot of beer to make good wine".
My last suggestion, besides the "good cigar beer comment", which I agree with, is I also think this would be a great ale to drink as a chaser for an 18 year old, smokey, single malt whiskey. OK, any oaky, smokey single malt whiskey will do.... or maybe an oaky Anejo tequila?

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Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richp59
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DexTheDewd
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ddgviper3000
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ssippisam
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ProfessionalJ
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Seem to remember liking it more last year when I'd buy it repeatedly until it ran out, still good though, not as good as Dogfish Head Burton Baton though!

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Photo of Idrankitall
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadRomance
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cgraham
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbunting75
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So unless I get a truly outstanding, strange or bad beer, I'm boycotting this new rating system where my review doesn't count unless I have one hundred and fifty characters.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled April 3, 2015, so has more than three months on it. Bought on sale at an irresistible price.

a: Translucent amber with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fairly intense light fruit, mainly peach, apricot and pear.

t: Follows the nose but with slight sour notes, followed by moderate bitterness which lingers on a dry finish. Light oak notes eventually emerge.

m: Medium, very good body, some carbonation tingle.

o: Either due to the age on it or a slight clash between the hops and oak, this doesn't seem quite on point. The impact of the oak aging seems minor at best. But it is tasty and nearly cloyingly bitter, a summer eye-opener.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: This one poured out a nice deep rich gold color with a nice frothy head. The head retention was quite nice and, after receding, there was a pleasant amount of lacing that continued. It was a bit cloudy, but it had a nice glow to it.

Smell: Smells of bittering hops and smokey oak. Rich caramel notes come through as well. There is a slight tartness wafting about.

Taste: At first, there's a bite of hop bitterness. The bitterness fades and there are caramel malt and skoked nuttiness from the oak barrel. There is a tartness behind the scenes as well. On the tail end, there are some nice floral and roasty notes.

Feel: Medium bodied with plenty of bubbles that dance on the tongue.

Overall: This is a great IPA that is not over the top on bitterness or hoppiness. The oak aging is moderate, but it helps balance all of the different flavors (hops, malt, fruit, nutty). I would drink again for sure.

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Photo of mflamar
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick35712
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle @ Baldwin bar woburn, ma

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

12oz bottle into my Dogfish glass.

A: Pours a clear copper with tons of floaties. 1" white head dissipates quickly. Retention & lacing are both excellent.

S: Ample citrus with a caramelly malt note. Oak is detectable.

T: Mellow citrus peel & more caramel lead off. Mid palate is off-sweet & crackery. Finish has a nice bitter bite tempered by a more noticeable oak character. Very nice!

M: Moderate carb & a surprisingly light body. Slightly oily.

O: This is a fine, subtle & balanced brew.

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Photo of bzach
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VegasSuds
4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cabelgabel
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rumble IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings
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