Sunday, September 19, 2010

What we're drinking tonight: The "We're Back" edition

Wow. An entire month with no posts. That just ain't right, is it? But the Beermingham staff has returned from its annual retreat refreshed and ready to drink some beer.

So what are we celebrating with? Great Divide Rumble IPA. We picked up enough for the entire Beermingham employee roster at HiPS because that's the kind of workplace Beermingham is. But what kind of beer is Rumble?

Thin. By that we mean the mouth feel is, well, just that. Thin. It has a good head and a hoppy aroma, but the light-golden color is indicative of its thin body.

Being oak-aged, Rumble is more than just an IPA. For the style, it's more malty and less bitter than expected. Some may like that, but around the Beermingham offices, the bitterer the betterer.

So, to sum up: Rumble is a thin-bodied, malty IPA with only 7% ABV. Worth $13 a half-gallon? Maybe, but an overwhelming majority of the staff is now wishing we'd gotten some Snakehandler instead.

Ratebeer gives Rumble a 96, Beer Advocate a B+.

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